Michael Christopher Blumer (also known as Christopher Blumer), of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $45,405.00 in damages based upon allegations that Blumer was negligent, made unsuitable recommendations, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection…

John Sebastion Cangialosi Jr., of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,281,156.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cangialosi churned the customer’s account, charged excessive commissions, made misrepresentations of material fact,…

Stephen James Sullivan of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Salomon Whitney LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Sullivan engaged in unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061952601 (October 21, 2022). FINRA…

Joseph Paul Todaro, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $194,599.73 in damages based upon allegations that Todaro engaged in excessive trading,  charged the customer excessive commissions, and engaged in…

James Robert Pecoraro of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Pecoraro engaged in quantitatively unsuitable excesive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017056820701 (Aug….

John Anthony Orlando of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial LLC, is the subject of a FINRA investigation where FINRA has recommended that Orlando face disciplinary action founded on accusations of his violation of federal securities laws and FINRA rules. FINRA Investigation No. 20190636333 (February 22, 2022). According to FINRA Public…

William Nicholas Athas, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with excessively trading and churning investor accounts when he was associated with Worden Capital Management. Department of Enforcement v. William Nicholas Athas, Disciplinary Action No. 2018057883102 (January 18, 2022). According…

Joseph Augustien Lianzo of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. has been suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Lianzo made excessive and unauthorized trades in customers’ accounts when he was associated with Laidlaw Company….

James William Flower (also known as Jim Flower) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been issued a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Extended Hearing Panel Decision on May 27, 2021 in which he has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based on findings…

Peter N. Girgis of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation on September 15, 2020 where Girgis may face disciplinary action from FINRA Department of Enforcement based on accusations of unsuitability and excessive trading by the stockbroker. According to FINRA Public…

Richard James Coleman (also known as Rich Coleman and as Rick Coleman) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial and Legend Securities has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity on June 2, 2020 based upon allegations that he did not report to…

James William Flower (also known as Jim Flower) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that the stockbroker excessively traded and churned the accounts of five SW Financial customers causing them grave losses at the same…

Pratol Victor Agnihotri of Melville New York a stockbroker associated with SW Financial has been referenced in an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on October 18, 2019 in which he may face disciplinary action for possibly converting funds belonging to investors and for engaging in undisclosed outside business activities. FINRA Investigation No….

Robert John Murray (also known as Bob Murray) of Melville New York a stockbroker associated with SW Financial has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by allegations that the stockbroker neglected to respond to the regulator’s request for information. FINRA Case No. 2019061942401…

Christopher Anthony Fernan of Melville New York, a barred stockbroker formerly registered with Salomon Whitney Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 27, 2018 where the customer requested $46,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that false or misleading statements had been made by the stockbroker concerning the risks of…

James Robert Pecoraro of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by SW Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $36,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pecoraro (1) misrepresented information concerning the customer’s equity transactions (2) effected unauthorized trades (3) breached his fiduciary duty to the…

Richard James Coleman (also known as Rich Coleman and as Rick Coleman) a stockbroker registered with SW Financial 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 (1) Coleman traded in customer accounts in excessive amounts and (2)…

  Abdul Matin Rahmani of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial, has been discharged by the firm on December 15, 2017 founded on allegations that he engaged in outside business activities in violation of both the firm’s policy and FINRA Rule 3270. SW Financial alleged that without the firm’s permission, Rahmani…

Reynold Frank Vaughan III of Melville New York a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $69,433.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) contractual duties had been breached (2) trades were executed in the customer’s account without the customer’s permission (3)…

Dimitrios Aivaliotis of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by SW Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $44,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) contractual obligations to the customers had been breached (2) unauthorized trades had been effected (3) transactions were not…

Yousuf Saljooki of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been terminated on December 15, 2017 based upon accusations that he (1) established a branch office without the firm’s permission (2) utilized unauthorized communication channels to communicate with customers and (3) utilized social security and other financial information of customers in…

SW Financial is a brokerage firm headquartered in Melville New York which has been censured and fined thirty-five thousand dollars by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon consenting to findings that the firm (1) made mutual fund recommendations that were not suitable for customers and (2) failed to supervise the firm’s investment recommendations to…