Jesus Jose Alvidrez of Brea, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Alvidrez failed to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning alleged outside business activities while registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors. Letter…

Mark Smith, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Smith failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation regarding allegations of his unauthorized transactions in customer accounts when he was…

Marceliano Macias of Hollywood Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities during the time that he was associated with…

Deborah Lynn Herrmann (also known as Debbie Lynn Gniech) of Wheaton Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she did not fully comply with FINRA’s investigation into her potential nondisclosure of a…

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in Saint Petersburg Florida has been censured and fined $4,400,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings including that Transamerica failed to supervise securities transactions and investment recommendations that its stockbrokers made to customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2015048250401 (Dec. 21,…

Jose A. Yniguez (also known as Jose S. Yniguez) of Oxnard California a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for 14 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Yniguez engaged in undisclosed private securities transactions and outside…

Steven Harris of Burr Ridge Illinois a stockbroker formerly associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings that Harris failed to cooperate with FINRA personnel during an investigation into allegations of his misconduct that…

Michael Richard Mackay of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into real estate security and insurance products as well as a charitable annuity…

Steven Harris of Burr Ridge Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is the subject of a Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Complaint alleging that (1) Harris engaged in outside business activities and (2) Harris falsified documents and testimony while he was investigated by FINRA personnel for his outside activities. Department of…

Bruce Albert Slater of Northville Michigan a stockbroker associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been advised to allocate an excessive portion of funds in risky limited partnerships which failed…

William Dean Byrd of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) trades were made solely to generate commissions from the customer (2) the customer’s account was over concentrated by…

Steven Harris of Burr Ridge Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is referenced in a Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator advised its Department of Enforcement to pursue disciplinary action against Harris for failing to cooperate with FINRA during an inquiry into accusations of his outside business…

Michael Richard Mackay of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $620,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that customers had been placed into inappropriate promissory notes which Mackay effected outside the auspices of the securities broker…

Michael Richard Mackay of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Mackay failed to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning allegations of Mackay having referred customers of Transamerica Financial…

Tracy Neal Wengert of Mesa Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is referenced in an Order issued by the Arizona Corporation Commission which revoked Wengert’s securities registration and mandated Wengert pay a $25,000.00 fine and $1,522,400.00 in restitution based upon findings including Wengert’s trading of securities in customers’ accounts without written…

Teresita Santos of Cerritos California a broker formerly employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that she failed to cooperate with an inquiry from FINRA in regard to her activities in the securities industry. Case No. 2016051967801…

Yuhong Zhou of Radnor Pennsylvania a former Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. broker has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Zhou failed to provide FINRA with information in regard to his business activities. Case No. 2018056902801 (June 11, 2018). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals…

Atiq Urrehman Khan (also known as Daniel Khan) of Covina California a stockbroker formerly employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Khan’s consent to findings that he obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unapproved solicitation of…

Roy Aurelio Gaytan of Thousand Oaks California a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he (1) failed notify the firm about his exercise of discretion…

Atiq Urrehman Khan of Covina California a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that he failed to make an appearance for FINRA personnel during an investigation into Khan’s apparent improper solicitation of securities. Department of Enforcement v. Atiq U. Khan…

Christopher John Jacob of Town and Country Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $62,500.00 in damages on August 22, 2017 based upon accusations that Jacob was placed into variable annuities that were not appropriate for the customer….

Robert James Perta of Oak Brook Illinois a former registered representative of Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer requested $4,279,093.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s financial information was provided to an unauthorized recipient as part of a scheme to…

Robert MacDonald Abee of Raleigh North Carolina is a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled for $250,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Abee (1) made misrepresentations to the customer concerning the terms and fees relating to the customer’s…

Kevin Mark Nast of Northville Michigan is a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for fourteen thousand dollars in damages supported by accusations that Nast made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer and executed unauthorized transactions in the customer’s…

Daniel Howard Glick, of Orland Park, Illinois, an advisor associated with Financial Management Strategies and former stockbroker of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Complaint alleging that Glick committed securities fraud. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Daniel H. Glick, et al., Civil Action No. 17-CV-2251 (N.D….

Paul Theodore Dicicco, of Millbury, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 28, 2016, in which the customer requested $6,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dicicco made misrepresentations to the customer concerning the features of a variable annuity…

Harry Bennett, of New Boston, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly associated with Transamerica, was barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that Bennett obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations that Bennett made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016049208901…

Tracy Neal Wengert from Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., was permanently barred from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he had failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into allegations against Wengert, including that he opened brokerage accounts outside of his…