John Charles Barnes of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because of Barnes’ unauthorized trading in customer accounts during the time that he was associated with RBC Capital…

Joseph Ijong Chu of Stamford, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $866,302.56 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities by Chu during the time that he…

Paul Ronald Koch of Wayzata, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA while he was under investigation for allegedly making unsuitable investment recommendations and diverting funds…

Christopher M. Olson, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 3, 2020, in which the customer requested $62,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Olson while he was registered with RBC Capital Markets….

Daria Lynn Radonski (also known as Daria Lynn Baumgarten, Daria Thayer and as Daria Murdock) of Billings Montana a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that she failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation…

Joseph Ijong Chu of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable energy securities were recommended by Chu when he was associated with RBC Capital Markets….

Scott David Fergang of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he executed unauthorized trades in a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059478701 (Apr….

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC 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 Fladell provided unsuitable investment recommendations to an RBC Capital Markets customer. Letter…

RBC Capital Markets LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York has been fined and censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that RBC failed to supervise stockbrokers’ recommendations of securities that were held in customers’ 529 plans. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2016047696701 (Dec. 15, 2020)….

David Kallman Paton of Saint Paul Minnesota a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 25, 2020 in which the customer requested $38,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed in stocks including SSYS and CGIZX…

Katherine S. Clark (also known as Katherine St. Charles) of Chevy Chase Maryland a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on June 9, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unauthorized transactions were executed…

Scott David Fergang of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC has been terminated from employment on June 19, 2019 founded on allegations that trades were facilitated by the stockbroker on a discretionary basis without the stockbroker obtaining written permission from customers or the securities broker dealer. Fergang violated RBC…

William Reilley Herf of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker currently associated with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 14, 2020 in which the customer requested $97,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer’s investment instructions of liquidating an equity portfolio had not been followed…

John William Cutshall of Woodsboro Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets and Lombard Securities has been fined $100,000.00 and barred from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative based upon accusations that Cutshall violated securities laws or regulations of the State of Maryland as withdrawals were effected from customers’ accounts by the…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly associated with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) municipal bonds transactions effected when Fladell was employed by RBC Capital Markets failed to…

Samuel Kluft Koltun of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $180,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable investments including Puerto Rico bonds between December of 2009 and May…

Paul Vincent Blum of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $70,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) transactions executed by the stockbroker were unsuitable and (2) the customer’s energy-sector corporate bond transactions…

John Scott Simpson of Hunt Valley Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $27,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that between 2012 and 2016: (1) false or misleading statements had been made concerning the performance of the customer’s…

Joseph Henry Murphy III of Madison Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for more than $5,000.00 in damages on August 11, 2017 based upon allegations that (1) trades were executed in the customer’s accounts on an excessive basis…

Lisa Jacqueline Lowi (also known as Lisa Jacqueline Vineberg) of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was placed into inappropriate and speculative municipal debt…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the Puerto Rico bond transactions effected in the customer’s investment account during the time Fladell…

Terry Parker Rider of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $160,000.00 on February 14, 2018 founded on accusations that false or misleading statements had been made to the customer about the sustainability of the customer’s investment….

Ross Lionel Gordon of Raleigh North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $10,000.00 on April 4, 2016 supported by accusations that between 2015 and 2016, the customer was placed into mutual fund investments that were inappropriate…

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…

James Frederick Sowerine of Billings Montana a stockbroker currently employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) Sowerine executed unauthorized trades in the customer’s account and (2) Sowerine inappropriately placed the customer in energy sector…

Anthony John Salerno (also known as AJ Salerno) of South Easton Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 17, 2018 where the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by allegations that unsuitable common or preferred stock recommendations had been…

Jannet Siegle Carpien (also known as Jannet Helen Carpien and as Janet Siege Carpien) of Washington District of Columbia a stockstockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been discharged by the firm on August 2, 2018 based upon allegations that Carpien failed to abide by the firm’s policy when she effected an unauthorized…

Paul Norman Gershon of Leawood Kansas a stockbroker formerly associated with RBC Capital Markets LLC 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 he engaged in discretionary trading of customer accounts; conduct violative of FINRA Rules. Letter of…

Paul Gordon of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for at least $5,000.00 on January 31, 2018 based upon accusations that the customer was provided unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the purchase of municipal bonds despite…

Wayne Frederick Stutzer of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Stutzer failed to respond to FINRA’s inquiry in regard to his activities. Case No. 2018059300001 (Nov. 5, 2018). According to…

Alan Walton Sharpe of Burlington Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $225,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) Sharpe made unsuitable oil and gas equities recommendations to the customer and (2) Sharpe churned the customer’s investment…

John Robert McGinnis of Escondido California a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $652,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2009 and 2015: (1) McGinnis sold the customer private placement investments outside the auspices of RBC Capital Markets (2)…

Mark John Evans of Mount Laurel New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 13, 2017 where the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that the customer was placed in an annuity that did not conform…

Thomas Harry Eades of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 29, 2018 in which the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that (1) Eades over-concentrated the customer in energy sector master limited partnerships…

Antonio Ramirez of Aliso Viejo California a stockbroker formerly employed by RP Capital LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that settled for $5,795,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) alternative investment transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer (2) misrepresentations had…

Stuart Myles Godin of Century City California a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between November of 2012 and March of 2016, Godin made unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning futures and…

Earl Marks a stockbroker with RBC Capital Markets in Mount Laurel, New Jersey was recently the subject of a customer intiated, investment related complaint filed before the Financial Industy Regulatory Authority seeking damages in excess of $500,000 resulting from the sale of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) and other high yield securities.  FINRA Arbitration No….

Ken Anthony Carter of Seattle Washington a stockbroker currently employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $450,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that stock trades had been executed in the customer’s investment account between 2014 and 2015 that were neither suitable nor…

Michael Eric Bourke of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker currently employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 30, 2018 in which the customer requested $115,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets were allocated in an equity position that was not…

James Danielly Finley Jr. of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 4, 2018 in which the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Finley neglected to diversify the customer’s investment portfolio between February of…

Dennis Anthony Contrestano of Fresno California a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC 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 he executed trades in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Eugene Henry Freund of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was placed in unsuitable municipal bonds between 2001 and 2016. Financial Industry Regulatory…

David Roger Hirons of La Jolla California a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been terminated from the firm on April 6, 2018 founded on allegations that Hirons executed orders in violation of the firm’s policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Hirons is referenced in three more customer…

Roger Alan Klinger of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that master limited partnership and unit investment trust transactions were effected in the customer’s account that were neither…

Michael Starr of New York New York is a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 29, 2016 where the customer sought $38,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was not apprised of the risks of investing in…

Anthony John Salerno of South Easton, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 1, 2017, where the customer requested $15,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that between August 26, 2016 and September 28, 2017, Salerno made unsuitable preferred stock recommendations…

Steven Robert Karmelin of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint brought by a customer on August 14, 2017, where the customer sought $280,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between February 4, 2011 and August 7, 2017,…

Michael Amundson, of Fargo, North Dakota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, has been fined and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized trades in a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051091101…

Patrick M. Hudson, of Baltimore, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Hudson, inter alia, engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions…

Paul Vincent Blum, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 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 cooperate with FINRA in the course of an investigation into customer complaints. Letter…

Daniel Edward Peltier, of Edina, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled on May 12, 2016, in which the customer received $45,033.63 in damages based upon allegations that he engaged in sales practice violations with respect to an over-the-counter…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on April 7, 2016, wherein the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fladell made unsuitable municipal debt investment recommendations to the customer….

Shahida Arunima Hossain, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 24, 2017, based upon allegations that Hossain invested the customer’s assets in a manner which exceeded the customer’s conservative investment objectives, and utilized margin in the customer’s investment account…

Joseph Henry Murphy III, of Madison, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 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 he traded in customer accounts on a discretionary basis in violation of his firm’s…

Paul V. Blum, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, is subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim from August 18, 2016, in which the customer requested $525,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Blum made unsuitable recommendations concerning investments of corporate bonds in the energy sector….

Lisa Lowi, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, has been named in a number of customer initiated investment related arbitration claims. Specifically, between September 14, 2016, and September 16, 2016, Lowi was named in three customer initiated investment related arbitration claims, in which customers have requested millions of…

RBC Capital Markets LLC, headquartered in New York, New York, was censured and fined $225,000.00 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for failing to apply sales charge discounts to eligible customers’ purchases of unit investment trusts; and for failing to develop and manage the requisite supervisory practices to ensure eligible customers received sales charge…

Robert O’Keef, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a stockbroker with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, was fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized discretionary trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2014040938602 (Feb. 23,…