William Robert Mielke Jr., of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 21, 2022, for $18,144.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mielke engaged in unauthorized trading in stocks, options, and mutual funds when Mielke was…

Robert John Sawyer (also known as Bob Sawyer) of Gulfport, Mississippi, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Independent Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action filed in Mississippi State Court in Harrison County in which the customer requested over $5,000.00 in estimated damages based upon allegations that Sawyer breached a…

Chuck A. Roberts of New York, New York and Miami Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested more than $5,000,000.00 in damages based upon alleged negligence, breach of fiduciary duty,…

David Jeffrey Morris of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Morris failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Letter No. 2022076282101 (May 3, 2023). In January of 2023, FINRA initiated regulatory actions against…

Jon Oscar Laurell of East Harwich, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Laurell made unsuitable recommendations of municipal bonds when Laurell was associated with…

Gregory Robert Sain of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 13, 2023, for $26,250.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sain made unsuitable recommendations of structured notes during the time that Sain was registered with…

Michael Anthony Fahsholtz of Wenatchee, Washington, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $40,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fahsholtz violated securities laws, made unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duties to the customer, violated FINRA rules,…

Stephen Paul Courtney of Pasadena, California, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $70,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Courtney was negligent, made unsuitable recommendations, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, committed fraud, and violated…

Loren Justin Morrison, of Southfield, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,843,116.64 in damages based upon allegations that Morrison was negligent, breached a contract, breached his fiduciary duties, and made unsuitable investment recommendations during…

Kaival Patel of Hackensack, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Patel was uncooperative with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of Patel committing fraud.  Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022074024401 (May…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading, loaned funds to a Stifel Nicolaus customer, and…

Lynn Cooper Faust (also known as Donna Lynn Cooper), of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates, 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 she made unsuitable recommendations to Raymond James Associates…

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…

Andrew J. Bransky, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 22, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Bransky while he was associated with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated. The…

Robert Lynn Mitchell of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has been discharged from employment on February 3, 2021 supported by allegations of the stockbroker being involving in undisclosed outside business activities during the time that he was associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mitchell has been identified in four…

Matthew Alexander Perry (also known as Alex Perry) of Columbia Montana a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company incorporated 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 when he was investigated for a customer complaint regarding…

Scott Alan Sanders of Fort Myers Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $100,000.00 in damages supported by Stifel Nicolaus being found liable on the customer’s claims including breach of contract and breach…

Robert David Cohen (also known as Bob Cohen and as Rob Cohen) a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of UBS Financial Services has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 14, 2019 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unauthorized bond purchases were…

Kurt Jason Gunter of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he made recommendations that were not suitable for Stifel Nicolaus customers as it pertained to unit investment…

Steven Dale Rodemer of Pueblo Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Administrative Order in which he has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative and has been barred from being employed by any securities broker dealer or investment advisory…

Joseph Hersey Pratt (also known as Joseph Butcher and as J.H. Pratt) of Conshohocken Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $232,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations of the violation of Section 517 of the Florida Securities and Investor…

David Wilson Fleming II of White Plains New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that he neglected to confirm with FINRA whether he paid $401,000.00 in compensatory damages plus interest to a customer as…

John Hoff Russell of Clayton Missouri a stockbroker and investment adviser representative currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc. has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $800,000.00 in compensatory damages supported by Russell being found liable on the customer’s causes of action including that FINRA…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached by the stockbroker and that…

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…

Jeffrey Scott Olson of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker and financial advisor formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unauthorized trades were effected in the customer’s account and that the customer received bad investment advice…

Kevin Patrick McKenna of Wausau Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly associated with Stifel Nicolaus Company has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $600,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unauthorized and fraudulent securities transactions by McKenna pertaining to direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests during…

Stifel Nicolaus a securities broker dealer headquartered in Saint Louis Missouri has been censured and fined $1,750,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that (1) Stifel Nicolaus failed to supervise customers’ unit investment trust transactions which led to seemingly inappropriate and unwarranted sales charges and (2) Stifel Nicolaus provided customers with wrong…

Charles Henry Postel (also known as Chuck Postel) of Westlake Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that the stockbroker effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Coleman Joseph Devlin of Baltimore Maryland a stockbroker registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $11,500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the customer being defrauded and incurring losses because of investments including options and over-the-counter equities sold by Devlin during…

Steven Dale Rodemer of Pueblo Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated 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 while he was the subject of an investigation into allegations of his…

Jason Andrew Taub of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 10, 2019 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that (1) unauthorized common and preferred stock trades and corporate…

Aaron Chaim Lupuloff of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $3,200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer had been placed into corporate bonds through a private placement executed by Lupuloff and (2) fraudulent…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on October 16, 2018 based upon accusations that Elsoffer failed to comply with rules or procedures regarding the handling of customer funds and (2) Stifel Nicolaus lost confidence in Elsoffer because…

Patrick John McLaughlin of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) stock trades were executed on an excessive basis and (2) unauthorized over-the-counter equities transactions were effected…

Joel David Davidman of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint where the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by allegations that the customer was provided poor investment advice by Davidman concerning the stock and corporate debt investment…

David Wilson Fleming Jr. of White Plains New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated 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 Fleming inappropriately borrowed money from a Stifel Nicolaus customer…

Charles John Obryant III of Raleigh North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicholas Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $330,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) stock trades effected in the customer’s account failed to be suitable for the customer given…

Joseph Hersey Pratt (also known as Joseph Hershey Butcher and J.H. Pratt) of Conshohocken Pennsylvania a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which FINRA conveyed that its Department of Enforcement should take disciplinary action against Pratt for allegedly (1) engaging in private securities…

Jon Brett Schmidhammer of Dublin Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisors according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant To Securities Exchange Act of…

Stephen Paul Courtney of Pasadena California a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $238,050.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) transactions were effected in violation of the securities laws of the State of California (2) misrepresentations and…

Keith Edwin Downard of Canfield Ohio a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which settled for $51,242.45 in damages on April 8, 2016 supported by allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the risks of mortgage-related asset-backed debt investments purchased…

Michael Joseph Dorsey of Honolulu Hawaii a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of (1) violation of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and FINRA Rules (2) violation of federal and state securities…

Francine Louise Foerst of Goshen New York a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 6, 2017 in which the customer sought $27,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was placed in inappropriate stock positions between January of 2015…

John Basile Manikas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $342,500.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) the customer had been defrauded (2) contractual obligations had been breached (3) the customer’s account was handled negligently…

Thomas Lee Sickler of Denver Colorado a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 19, 2018 where the customer requested $45,084.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account and (2) the customer’s investment…

Marc Efram Sukoneck of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 22, 2017 where the customer sought $32,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that Sukoneck (1) placed the customers in equities that were not appropriate for them…

Stephen Hurtuk of Boardman Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company 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 in a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance…

Scott William Macolino of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $121,000.00 in damages based upon allegations including (1) misrepresentation (2) fraud (3) breach of contract (4) negligence (5) breach of fiduciary duty and (6)…

Mitchell Toby Yanow of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he converted a Stifel customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018058538001 (July 11, 2018). According…

Kevin Patrick McKenna of Wausau Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that settled for $13,466.26 in damages supported by accusations that McKenna misrepresented over-the-counter equities as conservative investments that provided a layer of protection to the customer through a put option. FINRA Public…

John Hoff Russell of Clayton Missouri a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought $25,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s investment account was administered in a negligent fashion (2) fiduciary duties that were owed to the…

Patrick John McLaughlin of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $970,000.00 in damages supported by accusations including (1) suitability (2) securities fraud and (3) misrepresentation relating to municipal debt transactions executed in the customer’s…

Todd Michael Niedermeyer of San Francisco California a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 22, 2018 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon accusations that on November 9, 2016, Niedermeyer executed unauthorized sales of stock…

Manuel David Lozano of Pasadena California a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of (1) misrepresentation (2) suitability and (3) elder abuse pertaining to the customer’s corporate debt investments. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Kevin Stephen Fitzpatrick of Geneva Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc. 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 mischaracterized customers’ trades and mismarked trades as unsolicited. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Erin A. Daniels of Scottsdale Arizona is a stockbroker formerly registered with BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc. who was fired on March 1, 2018 founded on allegations that Daniels mishandled information from customers and conducted herself in a manner which was not consistent with industry rules or the firm’s policies and procedures. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Audie Gean Rea of Ridgeland Missouri is a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus and Company who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $90,000.00 in damages founded on Rea having been found liable for breaching his fiduciary duties, effecting unsuitable transactions, churning the customer’s…

Jonathan Steven Harris of Palm Beach Florida is a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus and Company Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,550,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Harris (1) omitted information from the customer regarding the risks of investing in…

Coleman Joseph Devlin is a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested three hundred thousand dollars in damages based upon accusations of (1) violations of Maryland Securities Act (2) breach of fiduciary duty (3) breach of contract (4) common law…

Kenneth J. Christman, Jr., of Poughkeepsie, New York, a stockbroker currently associated with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer requested $28,553.41 in damages founded on allegations that Christman failed to supervise a stockbroker’s corporate debt investments executed in the customer’s investment…

Martin Allen Stevens Jr., of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, has been subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer requested $249,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of breach of contract, misrepresentation, suitability, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud in regard to equity…

Joseph Daniel Krueger, II, of Westlake, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, 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 engaged in unapproved private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Cindy Lee Russell, of Memphis, Tennessee, a stockbroker registered with STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY, INCORPORATED is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 19, 2017, in which the customer sought at least $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Russell churned the customer’s account and made trades on an unauthorized…

Nolan Dudley Baird, Jr., of Augusta, Georgia, a stockbroker registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, 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 effected trades in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Coleman J. Devlin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any FINRA member in any and all capacities based upon allegations that he placed trades in the firm’s customer accounts without having authorization. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016050359301 (Oct. 18,…

David Wilson Flemming Jr., of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, was fired from employment on July 5, 2017, founded upon accusations that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a firm customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Flemming has been identified…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on October 27, 2016, for $165,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of negligence, breach of contract, elder abuse, elder exploitation, breach of fiduciary duty, suitability,…

Christopher D. Stoddard, of Norwell, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, 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 altered customer account documentation. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051578601 (Aug. 16, 2017). According…

Mark James Stevenson, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Barclays Capital Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on June 15, 2017, where the customer requested $3,525,460.00 in damages based upon allegations that Stevenson violated Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 10(b), breached his fiduciary duties,…

Richard S. Botkin, of Roseville, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected private securities transactions without notification to his firm. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

Donald Lee Stark, of Waterloo, Iowa, a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, 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 effected trades in a customer’s account without the customer’s consent. Letter of Acceptance,…

Jodi Ann Reed, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., was terminated from employment on May 20, 2016, based upon allegations that the firm lost confidence in her following the receipt of two customer initiated investment related disputes pertaining to Reed’s purported sales practice violations. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

David Todd II, of Kent, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Todd, inter alia, made misleading statements to customers in the course…

Aileen Eppig, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that she engaged in unauthorized loan arrangements…

Deborah Dickson Kelley, of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she obstructed an investigation into allegations that she provided unauthorized gifts to a public pension portfolio…

Robert W. Berry, of Fairlawn, Ohio, a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been fined and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015046243901 (Mar. 7,…

Joseph Peter Canciglia, of Hackensack, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on April 20, 2016, in which the customer requested $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Canciglia advised a customer to invest $20,000.00 into a unit investment…

Harold S. Pomeranz, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., 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 made unsuitable investment recommendations to a customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

Charles John Obryant III, of Raleigh, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on October 2, 2015, which settled for $632,298.00 in damages based upon allegations that Obryant negligently handled the customer’s investment account, breached his fiduciary duty, and effected…

David Richard Shapiro, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized trades in a customer account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Robert K. Ratcliff, of Denton, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., has been named in a pending customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on January 8, 2016, in which several customers have collectively requested $75,000.00 in damages based upon allegations against Ratcliff of breaching his fiduciary and contractual obligations, making…

Jay J. Gruenebaum, of Zanesville, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations that Gruenebaum mishandled customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No….

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis Missouri, was censured and fined $200,000; while one of the firm’s supervisors, Kurt LaLomia of Baltimore, Maryland, was fined $15,000 and suspended for thirty-one days from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any principal capacity, after consenting to findings that from…

Robert N. Adrian of Memphis, Tennessee, a registered representative with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, was fined $5,000 and suspended for forty-five days from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in all principal capacities after consenting to findings that he failed to supervise a registered representative in a manner designed to detect the…

Christian B. Harkness of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, a registered representative with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., was fined $15,000 and suspended for nine months fromChristian B. Harkness associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any and all capacities after consenting to findings that he had engaged in unauthorized borrowing from a customer, engaged…

Stifel Nicolaus & Co., located in St. Louis, Missouri, was censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for disadvantaging certain retirement plan and charitable organization customers that were eligible to purchase Class A shares in certain mutual funds without a front-end sales charge; and for failing to establish and maintain a supervisory system and procedures…

Andrew Lyman Quinn of Reno, Nevada, a stockbroker with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity in connection with a Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Quinn failed to respond to FINRA’s requests for information in connection with an investigation…

Last month, brokerage firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc. settled a disciplinary action brought against it by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after one of the firm’s brokers ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded customers. The terms of the settlement included a $350,000 fine and a censure. Stifel Nicolaus also agreed to pay restitution…

Broker-dealer Stone & Youngberg have been fined $350,000 and censured by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for charging excessive markups on trades of collateralized mortgage obligation securities (CMOs) for retail customers. The firm was also required to pay about $206,000 in restitution to customers, without interest, per the terms of a Letter of Acceptance,…