Joel Paul Kichline, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Kichline’s unauthorized trading in Raymond James customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067473501…

Michael Francis Shillin, of Altoona, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Alliance Global Partners (AGP), has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with defrauding investors about stock and insurance transactions when he was registered with Alliance Global Partners, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Shillin Wealth Management LLC,…

Jeffrey Travis Drost of Victoria Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Drost failed to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation for potentially borrowing from customers…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages based on allegations that the customer was sold unsuitable equities by Reznik while he was associated with Raymond James Financial Services….

Taek Man Chong of Mercer Island Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $101,749.44 in damages on February 24, 2021 founded on accusations that the customer had been charged excessive commissions while Chong was associated with Raymond…

Scott Douglas Williams of Franklin Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $125,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable stock recommendations had been made by Williams for the customer’s Raymond James Financial Services account….

Mark Joseph Boucher of Carlsbad California a former stockbroker of Raymond James Financial Services and former investment adviser representative of SCF Investment Advisors Inc. has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with engaging in a fraudulent scheme during the period that he controlled Strategic Wealth Advisors Group (SWAG). Securities and Exchange Commission v….

Lance Roman Armstrong of Columbia New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services has been issued an Order by New Jersey Bureau of Securities on September 17, 2020 in which Armstrong’s stockbroker registration in New Jersey has been revoked founded on allegations that he neglected to obtain authorization from Raymond James to…

John Edward Cassandra of Boynton Beach Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $14,999.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable equities being purchased in the Raymond James customer’s account between November 7, 2001 and March…

Michael Alan Biedny of Clarence New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Biedny concealed from Raymond James that he took $118,000 from a senior customer….

Michael Thomas Williams of Vero Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services has been terminated from the securities broker dealer based upon accusations of Williams’ failure to supervise stockbrokers’ private correspondence with customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also reveals that Williams is the subject of a customer initiated…

Mark Joseph Boucher of Carlsbad California a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on January 24, 2020 for $542,444.83 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer’s signature had been forged by Boucher and (2) the customer’s…

Gregory John Lane of Belleville Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Associates Inc. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity founded on accusations of the stockbroker neglecting to provide recorded testimony or documentation to FINRA personnel during the time that he was…

Taek Man Chong of Mercer Island Washington a stockbroker associated with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. was the subject of a customer initiated investment related which was settled for $1,091,070.30 in damages based upon allegations that the stockbroker “misused” the customer’s funds. Chong has also been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which has been resolved for $20,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) fiduciary obligations were breached (2) transactions lacked appropriate supervision from the securities broker dealer (3)…

Aaron Phillip Tellez of Las Vegas Nevada a stockbroker currently employed by Raymond James Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 1, 2019 where the customer requested $123,670.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Tellez provided the customer bad advice concerning a variable annuity and (2)…

Lance Roman Armstrong of Columbia New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Armstrong neglected to comply with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his outside business activities and…

Sharon Lee Hyer of Omaha Nebraska a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 17, 2019 in which the customer sought $13,100.00 in damages based upon accusations that false or misleading statements had been made to the customer in regard to…

Walter Dale Crossley Jr. of Merritt Island Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,519,773.22 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s account was administered negligently; fiduciary duties had been violated; and the customer’s funds had…

Ronald Harris Rothchild of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) the customer’s account was overconcentrated in bad investments (2) fiduciary duties had been breached (3) the…

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….

Ralph Wilson Smith of Valdosta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $320,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer’s account transactions were negligently administered (2) contractual obligations were breached by the firm (3) fiduciary…

Denise Marie Bucci of Conshohocken Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Bucci falsified and forged customer signatures on documents used to effect investment transactions…

Franklin Hamilton Reynolds of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Associates Inc. has been discharged by the firm on October 22, 2018 based upon the firm’s allegations that Reynolds engaged in suspicious activities concerning unit investment trusts while associated with the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally reveals…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services 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 (1) fiduciary duties and contractual obligations had been breached (2) the firm failed to supervise transactions…

Jared Bryce Roskelley of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by Cambridge Investment Research Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 28, 2017 where the customer sought $40,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was inappropriately placed in the Phillips Edison Real Estate Investment Trust – a…

Mark Andrew Tudor of Lake Mary Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on October 23, 2018 supported by accusations that Tudor steered customers towards making investments away from Raymond James and failed to be forthcoming with the firm when questioned about his activities. Financial…

Christopher Todd Gross of San Diego California a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. has been discharged by the firm on December 14, 2015 founded on accusations that Gross (1) engaged in an outside business activity that was not properly disclosed to the firm and (2) engaged in unauthorized correspondence concerning his outside…

George Edward Mathis of The Villages, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to investment transactions…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker and financial advisor registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 25, 2018 where the customer requested $58,721.00 in damages based upon allegations that between May 20, 2015 and April 30, 2018: (1) transactions were…

Joseph Eldon Johnson of North Riverside Illinois a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of sales practice violations relating to exchange traded funds including (1) negligence (2) breach of fiduciary duty (3)…

Robert Bartlett Roach III of Little Rock Arkansas a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. and advisor with Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. has been discharged by the firm on May 7, 2018 supported by allegations that Roach effected unit investment trust and syndicate trades in customer accounts despite the transactions…

A stockbroker from Kingston Pennsylvania formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. was fined five thousand dollars and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in discretionary trading without having received customers’ written authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Robert Francis Leis of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., has been fined $50,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he placed trades in customers’ investment accounts without their consent. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Robert Jeffrey Scherzer, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services, 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 sold away from his firm. Letter of Acceptance,…

Gregory Perrone, of Hernando, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 8, 2017, in which the customer sought $42,179.00 in damages supported by allegations that Perrone caused the customer to furnish account transfer forms that he knew contained…

Jerry Wayne Devins, of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer was awarded $500,000.00 in damages on March 30, 2017, based upon allegations that Devins breached his fiduciary duties to the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Fan Kam Yip, of Mercer Island, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services, 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 sold away from his firm. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

Nick Morgan Campbell, of Irving, Texas, a stockbroker with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., was terminated from employment based upon allegations that Campbell committed violations of Raymond James’ policies and procedures. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Campbell has been identified in three customer initiated investment related disputes containing allegations of his…

James Gilbert Blair, of Coronado, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 1, 2017, in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Blair effected unauthorized and unsuitable over-the-counter equities transactions in the customer’s account,…

James Calder, of Borger, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in outside business activities in violation of his firm’s policies. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Gary Marlin Arford, of Lynwood, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Comprehensive Wealth Management, LLC, was named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on September 12, 2016, wherein the customer requested $140,760.00 in damages based upon allegations that Arford made unsuitable investment recommendations and effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account pertaining to…

Jeffrey S. Ingros, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that he engaged in unauthorized loans and outside business activities….