Daniel Todd Levine of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $8,500.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading and private securities transactions by Levine while he was employed by Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry…

Shawn Edward Good of Wilmington, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with operating a Ponzi scheme causing $2,000,000.00 in losses to investors. SEC v. Shawn Good, Case No. 7:22-cv-00060 (April 18, 2022). According to the Complaint, between December 2012 and February of 2022,…

Robert C. David of Farmington Hills, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he falsified customer account information, overconcentrated customers’ accounts in lower-quality securities, and…

Mark Allen Frommer of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 3, 2021, in which the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unauthorized trading by Frommer when he was registered with Morgan Stanley. Frommer has been identified in…

Jon Matthew Stankovich of Toms River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation due to “[c]oncerns regarding [his] allocation…

Barry Lee Garapedian, of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,414,268.49 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable exchange-traded funds and variable annuity transactions in the customer’s account when Garapedian was registered with Morgan…

Neil Stanley Kaplan, of Bethesda, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $240,000.00 in compensation based upon accusations that trades were executed in the customer’s account on an excessive basis by Kaplan while at Morgan Stanley. Financial…

Mark Julius Potocsny (also known as Mark Juluis Potocsny), of Madison, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was discharged as a stockbroker on April 14, 2021, founded on accusations of his unauthorized trading. According to Morgan Stanley, trades were made by Potocsny without him talking to customers and getting confirmation at the time…

Jesus Rodriguez, of El Paso, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to comply with FINRA investigators regarding allegations of his misuse of a customer’s credit line. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Michael Edward Rulison, of Syracuse, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that unauthorized trades were effected in the customer’s account by Rulison while he was associated with Morgan Stanley…

Angel Edgardo Aquino-Velez (also known as Angel Edgardo Aquino and Angel Edgardo Aquinovelez), of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $450,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Aquino-Velez effected unsuitable closed-end fund and municipal bond…

Seraphim M. Rine (also known as Sam Rine), of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $7,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Rine’s unsuitable trading of common and preferred stock and municipal debt…

Herbert H. Hafen (also known as Elias Herbert Hafen, Elias Niggebrugge, and E. Herbert Niggebrugge), of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $20,000.00 in damages on October 13, 2020, based upon allegations of unsuitable…

Daniel Todd Levine, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that they were placed into unsuitable “private placements” during the time that Levine was registered with Morgan Stanley Smith…

Rafael Alberto Gonzalez, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $78,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Gonzalez provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding closed-end funds during the time that he was associated with…

Jimmy Yang Driggers (also known as James Yang Driggers and as Jim Driggers) of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Driggers’ unsuitable trading or recommendations of alternative investments including…

Jeffrey Allen Russell of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been discharged as stockbroker on May 26, 2021. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that Russell allegedly made unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Morgan Stanley alleges that he did not have pre-trade customer authorization for transactions involving money…

Christopher Brian Carolan (also known as Chris Brian Carolan) of Roseville California a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought $58,465.19 in damages based on allegations that unauthorized trades were executed in their account by Carolan between June of 2012 and September…

David John Strnad of Franklin Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been suspended as a stockbroker between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 by Florida Office of Financial Regulation based upon Strnad being sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for unauthorized trading. Case No. 249967-19-AG. FINRA Public Disclosure shows that…

Christian Murray Evans of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Evans did not get permission from Morgan Stanley regarding an outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance…

David Wayne Kraft of Palm Beach Gardens Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $716,528.06 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s funds had been “removed from their account without the customer’s authorization”  during the…

Robert Lynn Mitchell of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has been discharged from employment on February 3, 2021 supported by allegations of the stockbroker being involving in undisclosed outside business activities during the time that he was associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mitchell has been identified in four…

Richard Paul Altieri of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Morgan Stanley has been discharged on February 11, 2021 supported by accusations of Altieri failing to report complaints and misusing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management information. Altieri has been identified in four customer initiated investment related disputes regarding allegations of his wrongdoing…

Candido Jose Viyella of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Viyella failed to comply with FINRA when it investigated him for potentially selling away from Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Constantinos George Maniatis of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he effected trades in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019062788601…

Charles Alan Correal (also known as Chuck Correal) of Pittsburg Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by accusations that they had been sold unsuitable investments by Correal during the time that he was…

Sumitro Pal of Bethesda Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in a Maryland District Court where the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages founded on allegations relating to Pal’s private securities transactions while registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Civil Action No….

Jonathan William Lonske of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been issued a Consent Order by Massachusetts Securities Division which requires Lonske to be placed on heightened supervision based on allegations that he was the subject of customer initiated investment related complaints and was terminated from a securities broker dealer for…

Frank Fornshell Venable III of Knoxville Tennessee a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined by Tennessee Securities Division based upon Venable having been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for effecting discretionary trades in customer accounts. Case No. TSD No. 20-013 (June 26, 2020). The Securities Division found Venable to be…

Michael Barry Carter (also known as Mike Carter) of McClean Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $220,000.00 and barred by the State of Maryland from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative supported by allegations that he defrauded investors. Case No. 2019-0176 (Dec. 15, 2020). According to the Consent Order,…

Jeffrey Neil Cadan of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations that between July of 2014 and December of 2016, excessive trades had been effected in the customer’s…

William Lief Collins (also known as Bill Collins) of Birmingham Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $800,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account between March 1, 2019…

John Frederick Griner of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he enganged in unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064538201 (Jan….

Borislav Valentinov Kolev (also known as Bobby Kolev) of Aventura Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 9, 2020 where the customer requested unspecified damages founded on accusations that the stockbroker effected a stock purchase in the customer’s account without the Morgan…

David Charles Turetzky of Saddle Brook New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of sales practice violations pertaining to the customer’s account at Ameriprise. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Stephen Sloane of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on a Decision issued by FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers who found that Sloane made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers…

Keith Allen Bryan of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $24,900.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentations being made by the stockbroker concerning the customer’s Morgan Stanley investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 19-00735…

Barry Franklin Connell of Ridgewood New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $1,350,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer’s funds had been misappropriated by the stockbroker’s actions at Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Anthony Edward Dacruz of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 14, 2020 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable closed end funds and municipal bonds by Dacruz…

Kirk J. Gill of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $238,316.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was sold unsuitable energy sector securities between December of 2013 and March of 2016 during the…

David Wayne Kraft of Palm Beach Gardens Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 30, 2020 in which the customer requested $1,201,922.12 in damages supported by allegations of the unauthorized “removal” of funds from the customer’s account during the time that…

Daniel Todd Levine of Greenwood Village Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been issued an Order from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which he has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise barred from associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisors based upon accusations of…

Francisco Javier Valenzuela of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 6, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable corporate bond investments by the stockbroker between June…

Eugene Nathan Gordon (also known as Gene Gordon) of Palo Alto California a stockbroker currently employed by Fortune Financial Services has been issued an Order of Summary Revocation and Issuance of Restricted License by California Department of Insurance supported by allegations of Gordon having failed to disclose sanctions imposed against him by Financial Industry Regulatory…

Nordo Mauro Nissi III of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions had been made relating to the customer’s investments and that the customer was defrauded during…

Christopher A. Reid of Marlton New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Reid engaged in private securities transactions while registered with Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Morgan Stanley a securities broker dealer headquartered in Purchase New York has been censured and fined $175,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that it neglected to supervise stockbroker engaged in bond trading scheme. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019063917801 (Aug. 12, 2020). According to the AWC, a stockbroker by…

Stephen Sloane of New York New York a stockbroker employed by Morgan Stanley has been identified in a FINRA Department of Enforcement Complaint where the regulator is seeking sanctions including a fine and suspension against Sloane for providing unsuitable investment recommendations to customers and for charging them excessive fees for trades that he executed at…

Michael Frank Paesano of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations that trades were executed in the customer’s account in excessive amounts between July of 2014 and December of 2016 while…

Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson (also known as Peggy Jean Waller) of Lebanon New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on the stockbroker’s consent to findings that she failed to cooperate with FINRA during an investigation into transactions…

Michael Harvey Siva of Morristown New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealer or investment advisory according to a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Order based on Siva pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit securities…

Daniel Patrick Reilly of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved on July 30, 2018 for $40,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unauthorized equity transactions were executed in the customer’s account between January of…

Kenneth Marc Hutkin of New York New York a stockbroker and investment adviser representative formerly associated with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 20, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable municipal debt investments…

Laurence Michael Braunstein of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 20, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that municipal debt transactions that were executed in the Morgan Stanley customer’s account had failed…

Sachin Kumar of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Kumar advised a Morgan Stanley customer to sign blank or incomplete documents relating to the transfer of the…

Alberto Antonio Castaner (also known as Tito Castaner and as Antonio Castaner Barcelo) of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $25,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the Morgan Stanley customer was inappropriately advised by Castaner…

Andrew Todd Yocum of Lady Lake Florida a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 25, 2018 in which the customer requested unspecified damages based upon allegations that energy stock trades effected in the customer’s account by Yocum between 2014 and 2016 were not suitable…

Ian M. Deliz Morales of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $750,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that municipal bonds sold by Morales were in no way suitable for the customer of Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Clare Marie Cail (also known as Clare Marie McGovern) of Manchester New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she altered customer account documentation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Ashley K. Martin (also known as Ashley Heather Krueger) of Leawood Kansas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she neglected to furnish documents and information to the regulator when she was under…

Michael Edward Fitzgerald of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $68,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that stock trades that were facilitated in the customer’s account by Fitzgerald failed to be suitable for the Morgan Stanley…

Karen McKinley (also known as Karen Ann Boggess) of Manchester New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of administrative proceedings initiated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which the regulator is determining whether to bar McKinley from being a stockbroker or investment advisor based on McKinley pleading guilty to…

David Wayne Kraft of Palm Beach Gardens Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been suspended indefinitely by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that the stockbroker neglected to comply with an arbitration award against him by his former employer for $1.2…

Raymond Arthur Montchal of Camp Hill Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon accusations or findings that the stockbroker failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information about his activities while employed by Morgan…

James Henry Duffy of Riverhead New York a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between March 2006 and July 2017, unsuitable investment recommendations were made about Puerto Rico municipal bonds sold to the…

Robert Charles Fairchild of Kerrville Texas a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 9, 2019 in which the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) commissions were excessive and (2) trades were effected by the stockbroker on an excessive basis…

Christopher James Butler of Woodland Hills California a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $395,579.00 in damages supported by allegations that corporate bonds held in the customer’s account were unsuitable. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 17-01267 (May 16,…

David Hugh Bindelglass of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages on January 10, 2019 founded on accusations that unsuitable municipal debt trades had been effected in the customer’s account during the time that Bindelglass…

Paul David Babaz of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been terminated by the securities broker dealer on October 4, 2019 based upon allegations that (1) trades were effected in Morgan Stanley customer accounts without authorization and (2) trade adjustment forms had been improperly used by Babaz in reference to customers’…

Eugene Nathan Gordon (also known as Gene Gordon) of Palo Alto California a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Gordon executed trades without the consent of a customer of…

John Anthony Borsellino of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he gave customers bad investment advice while associated with Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance…

James S. Polese of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment advisor or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order founded on findings of Polese pleading guilty to fraud. In the Matter…

Ian M. Deliz Morales of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $750,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from August of 2014 to September of 2019, the customer had been placed into closed end fund and…

Michael Frank Greenstone of Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $5,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between 2013 and 2019, the customer had been placed into unit investment trust and equity products which…

Robert N. Newman of Los Angeles California a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 20, 2019 where the customer sought $89,400.00 in damages founded on accusations that exchange traded funds and stocks had been traded by the stockbroker between 2005 and July…

Nancy Dawn Glassman (also known as Nancy Glassman-Pascual) of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that transactions executed in the customer’s in-house money manager account failed to be…

Elaine Diones Lacerte of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $9,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that unit investment trust transactions effected by the stockbroker were unsuitable for the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration…

John Gunther Hoagland of Troy Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected trades in the accounts of Morgan Stanley customers without authorization. Letter of…

Fredrika Nadja Sidoroff of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 6, 2019 in which the customer sought unspecified damages supported by allegations that exchanged traded funds had been purchased in the accounts of a Morgan Stanley customer…

Amy Kathryn Forte and Charles Joseph Lawrence both of Palm Harbor Florida and stockbrokers formerly employed by Morgan Stanley have been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that (1) a customer’s account had been traded excessively and churned by Lawrence while at Morgan Stanley…

Roxann Geraldine Romano (also known as Roxann Geraldine Davanzo) of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,755,896.00 in damages based upon accusations that Romano gave the customer bad investment advice concerning the purchase of variable…

Michael Barry Carter of McLean Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Carter failed to comply with FINRA personnel when an investigation was commenced by the regulator into allegations of Carter’s misappropriation…

Kevin Scott Gunnip of Southlake Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Gunnip neglected to provide testimony before FINRA personnel when the stockbroker was investigated for allegedly effecting unsuitable trades in customer…

Jeffrey Sean Crystal of Paramus New Jersey a former stockbroker and branch manager of Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $2,193,015.00 in damages founded on allegations that the financial advisor mismanaged the customer’s account; and trades executed in the customer’s account were not supervised by…

Timothy Thomas Gibbons of New Orleans Louisiana a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $225,708.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) energy-sector over-the-counter equities transactions executed in the customer’s account were unsuitable for the customer and (2) false or…

Peter Michael Riley of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 on July 19, 2018 based upon accusations that unauthorized stock trades were executed in the customer’s account by Riley between March of 2013 and May of 2018….

Michael John Kurka of Alexandria Virginia a stockbroker employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 5, 2018 where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that bad penny stock and equity trades had been effected in the customer’s account evidencing an abuse of Kurka’s…

Ken Kavanagh (also known as Kenneth Joseph Kavanagh and as Kenneth Kavanaugh) of New York New York a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $25,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Kavanagh engaged in undisclosed outside business…

Darrell Walter Rideaux of Los Angeles California a stockbroker employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $130,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that an unauthorized investment solicited by Rideaux when he was employed by Morgan Stanley caused the customer to incur unwarranted losses….

Eric Nichols of Rolling Hills California a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Nichols resolved a customer’s investment related dispute outside the firm’s auspices. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Robert Frederico Montes of Palm Harbor Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Montes failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of him misappropriating funds belong to an elderly customer of Morgan Stanley….

Michael Frank Paesano of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $145,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) government debt trades were effected in the customer’s managed account in excessive amounts and (2) some of the customer’s…

Steven Rocco Colli of Morristown New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $230,000.00 in damages based in part upon accusations that the customer was placed into options and equities that failed to be suitable for the customer while Colli…

David John Strnad of Franklin Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Strnad effected unauthorized sales and purchases of certificate of deposits in an account owned by a customer of Morgan…

Ronald Ray Willoughby Jr. (also known as Ron Willoughby) of Tempe Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations of Willoughby making bad short-term unit investment trades in accounts of…

Jeffrey Michael Johnson (also known as Jeff Michael Johnson) of Birmingham Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Johnson failed to comply with the terms of a FINRA Arbitration Award. Case No….

Brian Carey Sak of Deerfield Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Sak failed to repay the customer funds that were due according to the terms of promissory notes executed by Sak and…

Jeffrey Neil Cadan of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $1,200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2011 and 2016, Cadan executed excessive government debt trades in the customer’s account causing the customers losses. Financial…

Nordo Mauro Nissi of York Maine a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a Consent Order issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division in which Nissi agreed to be placed on heightened supervision as a condition of maintaining an investment adviser representative registration in the Commonwealth because of (1) Nissi…

Bryan Jeffrey Schon of Bloomfield Hills Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 11, 2017 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by accusations that between 2014 and 2016, energy bond transactions effected in the customer’s account were not suitable…

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