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…

Warren Ellwood Rowe Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he refused to cooperate with FINRA’s requests while the regulator investigated him for potentially taking loans from Oppenheimer customers without…

Jeffrey Warren of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Warren failed to comply with FINRA when he was being investigated in regard to a “gift” he obtained from a deceased…

James Arthur Allen (also known as Jim Allen) of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $160,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold an unsuitable alternative investment by Allen through David…

Ivan Shore of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. 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 findings that Shore made unsuitable recommendations to customers regarding unit investment trusts during the time that…

Frederick Scott Levine of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Levine made unsuitable rollovers of unit investment trusts in Oppenheimer customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Michael Robert Greenfield of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly associated with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the violation of FINRA rules by Greenfield concerning oil and gas master limited partnership transactions that were…

Mitchell Toby Yanow of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly associated with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealer or investment advisory according to an SEC Order based on Yanow pleading guilty to wire fraud. In the Matter of…

Zachary William Shapiro (also known as Zak William Shapiro) of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly associated with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $287,074.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer’s account had been churned by the stockbroker for…

Brian Douglas Engstrom (also known as Brian Douglas Cordes) of Pensacola Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. 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 provided bad investment recommendations to his…

Timothy Roger Atyeo of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer (2) fiduciary obligations were breached (3) the customer’s account was…

Eric Brian Rosenberg of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $157,466.25 in damages supported by accusations that (1) unfounded statements were made by the stockbroker concerning investments and (2) investment recommendations made to the customer were…

Michael Robert Greenfield of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fiduciary duties owed by the stockbroker were breached (2) contractual obligations had not been complied with (3)…

Robert Abramowitz of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for more than $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) fiduciary duties had been violated (2) the customer’s investment account was handled in a negligent manner…

David Wayne Krumrey of The Woodlands Texas a stockbroker employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought unspecified damages based upon allegations that between 2010 and 2018: (1) the customer’s account was handled in a negligent manner (2) contractual obligations had been violated…

Luigi Edward Mancusi (also known as Lou Mancusi) of Lake Forrest Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) Mancusi churned the customer’s account (2) Mancusi executed unauthorized trades and (3)…

Joel Eric Breiter of Westhampton New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $112,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) Breiter’s investment recommendations failed to be suitable given the customer’s risk tolerance and (2) misrepresentations had been made…

David Albert Tufts Jr. of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $1,170,500.00 in damages supported by allegations that between June 1, 2013 and October 1, 2016, Tufts was responsible for (1) breaching contractual…

Matthew J. Giannone of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $45,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer (2) the customer’s account was mishandled (3) contractual obligations to…

Eugene Henry Freund of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $157,500.00 in damages founded on allegations that bad municipal debt investment transactions were executed in the customer’s account during the time Freund was associated…

Patrick Jude Esparrago of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 17, 2017 in which the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 founded on accusations that between June of 2014 and December of 2015: (1) the customer…

Matthew Eric Platnico (also known as Matt Platnico) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $95,690.00 on February 5, 2019 based upon allegations that while Platnico was associated with Oppenheimer: (1) unauthorized options trades…

Oscar Andres Rico of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with The GMS Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $60,000.00 on December 20, 2018 based upon accusations that Rico made false or misleading statements to the customer concerning Puerto Rico municipal debt investments that…

James Donald Routhier of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $92,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) Routhier gave bad investment recommendations to the customer in reference to the customer’s mutual fund purchases and (2)…

Brandon Boyd Hanna of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 17, 2018 in which the customer sought $350,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s account was churned and (2) stock, mutual funds and exchange traded funds…

Stephen Brown of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 29, 2016 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer’s assets were not appropriately diversified and (2) overly speculative mutual…

Christopher Matthew Keeler Sr. of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $542,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) unauthorized oil and gas, mutual fund and equity trades were effected in the customer’s account (2)…

James Francis Lowe of New York New York a stockbroker and supervisor currently registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Lowe failed to supervise one of the firm’s financial advisors servicing the customer’s account who…

Kenneth A. Rubin of Danbury Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $12,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that Rubin made unsuitable options recommendations to the customer. FINRA Arbitration No. 16-03278 (Apr. 19, 2017). Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Peter Chris Marketos of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co Inc. and Raymond James Associates Inc. has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Marketos made unsuitable investment recommendations to…

David Thomas Pawloski of Princeton New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $60,000.00 on October 25, 2017 supported by allegations that between February of 2017 and April of 2017: (1) unauthorized transactions were placed in the customer’s account…

David Warg Best of Bethlehem Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on August 18, 2017 where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) unsuitable closed-end fund and stock transactions had been executed in the customer’s investment account (2)…

David Phillip Brandt of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint in which the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Brandt had improperly steered the customer into investing in speculative master limited partnership…

Patrick McGrath III of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer without permission. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 201303723890…

Steven David Schultz of Palm Beach Gardens Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $750,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of (1) the failure to supervise securities transactions placed in the customer’s account (2) misrepresentation (3) breach of…

Robert Bruce Cline of Rochester Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that between 2007 and 2017: (1) fiduciary obligations to the customer were breached (2) the customer’s penny…

Patrick George Colligan of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 24, 2017 in which the customer sought at least $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between November 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017, municipal debt and corporate debt…

Jeffrey Sy Rubenstein of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between 2012 and 2017, contractual and fiduciary obligations to the customer had been breached and the…

Larry Shatzkamer of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 11, 2018 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by accusations that stock transactions were effected in the customer’s account that were neither suitable for…

Richard Mark Strauss of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) unsuitable recommendations had been made to the customer (2) the customer’s account was handled in…

Paul Anthony Dangelo of Saddle Brook New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been discharged by the firm on March 13, 2018 founded on accusations that Dangelo neglected to apprise the firm that his activities were subject of a regulatory examination. This is not the first time that Dangelo has been…

Gavin Thomas Natelli of Florham Park New Jersey stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been named in a customer initiated investment related civil action on March 26, 2018 where the customer sought $238,468.99 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s investment funds had been converted. Civil Action No. MRS-L-548-18 (Mar. 26, 2018)….

William Stoddard Valentine of Philadelphia Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which settled on December 19, 2016 for $5,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer’s assets were not diversified (2) the customer’s assets were over-concentrated in master limited partnerships…

Philip Martin Hanover of Melville New York is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought one million one hundred eight thousand one hundred fifty-six dollars in damages based upon allegations of (1) churning (2) suitability and (3)…

Robert Abramowitz of Garden City New York is a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for forty thousand dollars in damages based upon accusations including (1) omissions and misrepresentations (2) breach of contract (3) breach of fiduciary duty…

Leslie Brian Flaum of Melville New York is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought over one million one-hundred eight thousand dollars in damages based upon accusations that Flaum failed to supervise a registered representative who breached his fiduciary…

David Wayne Krumrey of the Woodlands Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. that has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to respond to FINRA personnel’s information request. Case No. 2017055552901 (Jan. 29 2018). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that…

Kenneth H. South of Newport Beach California is a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested over one hundred sixty-one thousand dollars in damages based upon allegations that between June 1 2015 and February 1 2017 the…

Paul Ellias Colchamiro, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer sought at least $2,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations including: closed-end funds and equities were effected in the customer’s account that were not suitable…

Eric Brian Rosenberg, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint, which settled on April 5, 2016 for $35,285.00 in damages founded on allegations that Rosenberg effected a Transocean corporate bond purchase in the customer’s account that was neither…

Derrick Timothy Watts of Saint Charles, Illinois, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint, in which the customer requested over $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Watts churned the customer’s equity portfolio between January of 2010 and November of 2015. Financial Industry Regulatory…

William D. Bucci of King of Prussia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., has been barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) according to an Initial Decision Making Findings and Imposing Sanction by Default containing findings that Bucci, inter alia, had been convicted of securities fraud in violation…

Luigi Edward Mancusi, of Lake Forrest, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been fined $10,000.00, suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity, and agreed to provide $2,966.97 in restitution to a customer by consenting to findings that Mancusi effected unauthorized transactions in the…

Todd Allen Burnett, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 3, 2017, in which the customer requested $849,853.62 in damages based upon allegations that Burnett churned the customer’s investment portfolio and placed equity trades in the…

James William Forsythe, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on December 29, 2016, where the customer requested $2,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from January of 2011 to August of 2016, Forsythe placed unauthorized, excessive…

Eliot Charles Cohen, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 17, 2017, in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that Cohen, over an eighteen-month period, effected master limited partnership and…

Edward T. McFarlane, a broker formerly in Oppenheimer’s Jenkintown, Pennsylvania branch office, in a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver & Consent, has agreed to serve a suspension and pay a fine relating the unsuitable Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) he recommended to a customer. Between December 2010 and June 2012 McFarlane recommended 169 unsuitable trades in inverse,…

Greg D. Templeton, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations of his sales practice violations and “mishandling” of…

Patrick Churchville, president of a Rhode Island investment advisor, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison in March of this year relating to a Ponzi scheme he operated since 2010. Churchville was president of ClearPath Wealth Management, LLC. In 2015 the SEC filed a civil complaint alleging that Churchville and ClearPath diverted investor deposits…

David A. Tufts, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to provide recorded testimony in a FINRA investigation into allegation of his supervisory misconduct….

Joel Eric Breiter, of Westhampton, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer & Company, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 27, 2017, in which the customer requested $430,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Breiter effected unsuitable over-the-counter equity transactions in the customer’s account. Financial Industry…

Matthew Hugh Hurley, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on November 10, 2016, for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Hurley failed to execute upon the customer’s stop loss order, and charged the customer…

Brett Scott Murphy, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on August 11, 2016, in which the customer requested $2,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Murphy effected unsuitable unit investment trust transactions in the customer’s account,…

Zak William Shapiro, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 22, 2016, in which the customer requested $32,196.55 in damages based upon allegations that between April of 2015 to April of 2016, Shapiro effected trades in…

Gregg D. Templeton, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on December 20, 2016, which settled for $562,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that from July 1, 2010 to March 31, 2015, Templeton misappropriated the customer’s funds, effected…

Zahir Walji, of Austin, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was named in two customer initiated investment related arbitration claims between June 6, 2010, and June 10, 2016, in which the customers collectively requested $1,640,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Walji was liable to customers who had not received repayment of…

Matthew J. Giannone, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No….

Mark S. Garfinkel, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 18, 2015, based upon allegations that Garfinkel made misrepresentations to the customer concerning investments, and effected unsuitable investments in the customer’s account. FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Garfinkel…

Gabriel Block, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on July 6, 2015, which settled for $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Block breached his fiduciary and contractual duties to the customer, negligently handled the customer’s…

Jeremy D. Hare, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been named in a pending customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on September 14, 2016, in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Hare charged the customer with excessive commissions, committed negligence, breached his fiduciary…

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., headquartered in New York, New York, was censured and fined $2,250,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after consenting to findings that the firm failed to properly supervise exchange traded funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2012034556901 (June 7, 2016). According to the AWC, from August 4, 2009 through September…

Wade James Lawrence was a stockbroker at Dallas Fort Worth area offices of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.and Southwest Securities. Mr. Lawrence is now headed to jail for a three year prison term, and was ordered to pay restitution of $1,454,384.48, by a North Texas Federal Judge, See Case No. 3:15-cr-374- M: United States of America…