Charla Cynthia Kabana, of Huntington Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 27, 2021, in which the customer requested $5,500.00 in damages founded on accusations of an unsuitable annuity sale by Kabana while she was employed by Sagepoint Financial….

SagePoint Financial Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, has been censured and fined $700,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), supported by findings that SagePoint failed to supervise stockbrokers who were the subject of misconduct, and it failed to supervise its reporting of wrongdoing by those who associated with the securities broker…

David John Melilli of Moorestown, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Melilli executed unauthorized trades in a customer’s account during the time that he was associated with Sagepoint Financial Inc….

Daniel G. Dillard of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Dillard provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests during the period that…

David John Melilli of Moorestown New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. is the focus of a FINRA investigation on April 1, 2021 in which FINRA has determined that disciplinary action should be taken against Melilli for allegedly making excessive and unsuitable trades and for forging customer signatures. Case No. 20190636810 (Apr….

Daniel G. Dillard of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that a fiduciary duty was breached and that misrepresentations and omissions had been made by the…

Troy Robert Baily of Omaha Nebraska a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Baily took part in private sales of Future Income Payments (FIP) while registered with SagePoint Financial….

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Rice) a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placements by Bice during the time that he was…

SagePoint Financial a securities broker dealer headquartered in Phoenix Arizona has been censured and fined $300,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that it failed to supervise short-term trades of unit investment trusts with a view towards ensuring the suitability of those transactions for customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Joseph William Tonyan of Springfield Missouri a stockbroker currently employed by SagePoint Financial Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in estimated damages founded on accusations of the SagePoint Financial customer’s investment portfolio having been allocated in a manner which was unsuitable for…

Frederic Thomas O’Hara (also known as Ted O’Hara) of Burnt Hills New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that (1) O’Hara engaged in undisclosed outside business activities…

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Bice) of Greensboro North Carolina a stockbroker currently registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made by the stockbroker (2) the…

Timothy Francis Dufresne of Bamberg South Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by SagePoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the Bamberg County South Carolina Court of Common Pleas in which the customer sought unspecified damages based upon accusations of the embezzlement of the customer’s funds by Dufresne…

Dean Thomas Nicholson of Summerfield Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) SagePoint Financial failed to supervise the transactions placed in the customer’s account (2) the customer’s investment related contract had…

Alberto Sanchez of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Sanchez’s consent to findings that Sanchez obstructed a FINRA investigation into accusations of Sanchez having engaged in outside business activities that were seemingly…

Christopher R. Bice of Phoenix Arizona a stockbroker currently employed by Sagepoint Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2018 where the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was not provided information about commissions charged on real estate investment trust and…

Tyler Gene Harrelson of Fort Meyers Florida a stockbroker employed by Sagepoint Financial Inc. has been discharged by the firm on February 26, 2018 founded on accusations that Harrelson failed to make required disclosures to the firm concerning his alleged misconduct. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Harrelson is referenced in three…

Jerry Michael Wells, of Rochester, New York, a stockbroker registered with MetLife Securities, Inc., has been terminated from employment on April 11, 2016, based upon allegations that he violated the firm’s policies in reference to customer account documentation, and failed to make required disclosures concerning new business applications. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Renee Rochelle Fields, of Manchester, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., was terminated from employment on October 3, 2016, based upon allegations that Fields exercised discretion in customers’ accounts without their consent, effected a mutual fund trading strategy which was unsuitable for customers, and failed to apprise customers of material information…

Bruce A. Slater, of Northville, Michigan, a stockbroker with Sagepoint Financial, Inc. was named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 8, 2016, in which the customers requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Slater misrepresented the nature, fees, and risks associated with investment products that were recommended to the customers….

Gary Donovan of Newark, Ohio, a stockbroker with Sagepoint Financial, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member after consenting to findings that engaged in stock price manipulation. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015045600101 (May 27, 2016). According to the AWC, on August 28, 2014, Donovan had effected an…

After he misappropriated $734,000 from various customers, Joel W. Carlson, a former broker with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was permanently barred from the business by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Carlson is also facing a civil lawsuit alleging $50,000 in damages stemming from fraudulent indexed annuity sales and misappropriation. The litigation is pending 2nd Judicial…