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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…