Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Montana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Whitman failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations of his sales practice violations as alleged in customer complaints….

Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to provide information to FINRA when it investigated him for a customer complaint. Department of Enforcement v. Stephen G. Whitman, Disciplinary Proceeding…

David Phillip Brandt, of St. Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 23, 2020, in which the customer requested $59,653.06 in damages supported by allegations that the risks of a variable annuity had not been disclosed by Brandt when he…

Dennis Phillip Ayre of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Company Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets had been overconcentrated by Ayre in Foresight Energy LP stock between September of…

Eric Travis Roark of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on July 14, 2020 based upon accusations that Roark effected excessive fixed income securities trades in violation of company policy. Roark has been identified in two customer initiated investment related disputes…

Martin William Padilla of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation into accusations that Padilla made unsuitable trades of unit investment trusts in customer accounts. Case No. 2018057228701 (Aug. 7, 2020). FINRA Public Disclosure indicates that Department of Enforcement might proceed…

David Warg Best of Bethlehem Pennsylvania a stockbroker and financial advisor formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was resolved on July 30, 2019 for $18,750.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable exchange traded funds and closed end funds being sold to the customer…

David Wayne Krumrey of The Woodlands Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon accusations including breach of fiduciary by Krumrey as it pertained to equity transactions effected in the customer’s account between January…

Dennis Phillip Ayre of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,823.06 in damages on March 27, 2020 founded on accusations that the customer was placed into an investment management service which carried risks beyond that…

Malcolm Douglas MacLennan of Los Angeles California is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 12, 2016 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s assets were invested in unsuitable equity…

Jason Hunter Likens of Orlando Florida is a stockbroker formerly employed with Oppenheimer who has been has been fined ten thousand dollars and suspended for fifteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into unapproved loan arrangements with customers of…

Michael Robert Greenfield of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer and Company who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested one hundred forty-seven thousand three hundred thirty-four dollars in damages founded on allegations of (1) omissions (2) fraud (3) breach of contract (4)…

Joel Alan Butler, of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer requested $175,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Butler made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning unit investment trust and oil and gas products….

Edward T. McFarlane, of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected non-traditional exchange traded fund trades which were not suitable for…

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., of New York, New York, was censured and fined $225,000 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after consenting to findings that the firm failed have adequate supervisory procedures to address short positions in tax-exempt municipal bonds that resulted primarily from trading errors and which resulted in inaccurate representations to Oppenheimer’s clients….

Royce O. Simpson, a registered representative with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was suspended from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity and faced a $15,000.00 fine after consenting to findings that he engaged in outside business activities without approval of his firm, while also failing to timely respond to…