Johnathan Paul Hagood, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Hagood failed to respond to FINRA requests for information. FINRA Case No. 2023077635001 (January 8, 2024). On October 3, 2023, FINRA initiated…

Paul Francis Trimber, of Alexandria, Virginia, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Trimber failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into whether he potentially made “unauthorized transfers of customer funds” to recipients outside of the…

John D. Cimino of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $648,745.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cimino engaged in unsuitable trading in variable annuities when Cimino was associated with Wells Fargo Advisors…

Louis Peter Goff, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to cooperate in the regulator’s investigation into allegations of potential fraud. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Joe David Gainer Jr., of Marianna, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Gainer failed to testify in an investigation into whether Gainer violated FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022075621801…

Ralph Dennis Courtland, of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages in excess of $1,000,000.00 based upon allegations that Courtland failed to supervise a financial advisor from April of 2012 through…

Charles D. Shields Jr. of Wayne, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 15 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Shields engaged in unauthorized trading by exercising discretion in a customer’s account without prior written authorization…

Hector Alberto Mena, of Delray Beach, Florida, a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested approximately $300,000.00 in compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages, based on allegations that Mena provided unsuitable recommendations…

Andrew Matthew Polis, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Advisors, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on July 18, 2023, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Polis placed the customer in CDs that had a longer term than the customer asked for…

Donald Norman Rich of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rich supposedly failed to follow the customer’s instructions “beginning in 2018.”…

John Joseph Pasacreta Jr. (also known as John Charles Pasacreta), of Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on May 31, 2023, in which the customer requested $58,826.10 in damages based upon allegations that Pasacreta made misrepresentations of material fact…

Daniel Arthur Evans of Seattle, Washington, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $10,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Evans made unsuitable investment recommendations when Evans was associated with Wells…

Michael Steven Yarus (also known as Michael Steven Yarus), of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on January 25, 2023, based upon allegations that Yarus engaged in unauthorized trading. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that Yarus is referenced…

Steven Andrew Hill (also known as Andy Hill), of Atwater, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Hill made misrepresentations of material fact in connection…

Brad Michael Jacobson of Linwood, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jacobson failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

Helen Grace Caldwell of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, 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 with FINRA’s investigation into her potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Sevag Raffi Haddadian, of Brea, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Haddadian failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Letter No. 2022073907601 (January 23, 2023). FINRA’s bar followed its Suspension Notice and Suspension…

Leigh Eran Einhorn (also known as Lee Einhorn) of West Caldwell, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on April 14, 2023, to resolve allegations that Einhorn made omissions of material fact and made unsuitable investment recommendations of…

Anthony Michael Tassone, of Springfield, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on October 24, 2022, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Tassone caused the customer to believe that their principal would not be reduced in an…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, AZ, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been fined $50,000.00 and barred as a stockbroker by the state of Arizona because Reed failed to make regulatory disclosures and he engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. S-21132A-20-0370 (March 24, 2022). Reed…

Regan Allen Rohl, of Fargo, ND, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,025,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rohl engaged in unauthorized trading and made unsuitable recommendations of Master Limited Partnerships “MLPs” during…

David Roger Hirons of San Diego, California, a stockbroker registered with Wedbush Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of trading execution errors during the time that Hirons was associated with Wedbush Securities Inc. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Kenneth William Biebel of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Biebel made unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of private…

Solomon Wei-En Hua of West Covina, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for one year based upon allegations that Hua made unsuitable investment recommendations to his customers. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2018058988301…

Andrew Muncy of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on December 13, 2021 in which the customer requested $11,258.14 in damages based upon allegations that Muncy made misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation to sell certain securities.  The securities evidently…

Marcelo Javier Poliak of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 10, 2017 in which the customer requested $27,427.95 in damages based upon allegations that Poliak made omissions and misstatements of material fact in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Coastal Equities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based based upon the findings that Stephens failed to pay a FINRA arbitration award entered against him by…

Vincent Maley Weir, of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Weir made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of direct investments…

Yan Binder of Coral Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for thirty days from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Binder used unauthorized devices to communicate with customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064955001…

Mark Whitney Tuller of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on March 14, 2022, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Tuller mismanaged the customer’s account in connection with the recommendation and sale of stocks…

Vladislav Michael Romanov of Boston, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on February 24, 2022, in which the customer requested $52,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Romanov placed the customer in underperforming foreign equities when Romanov was associated with Wells…

Robert Charles Mehlin of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Mehlin engaged in unauthorized trading and used unauthorized communications devices to correspond with customers. Letter…

Herbert Lee Weith IV of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for failing to respond to a request for information. FINRA Case No. 2019064197601 (January 10, 2022). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Weith…

Tina Michele Bryant (also known as Tina Bryant Cooper and as Tina Rowland Bryant) of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Truist Investment Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 5, 2021, in which the customer requested $21,330.03 in damages because Bryant allegedly failed to follow…

Jeremy W. Fortner of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Fortner failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2021072176101 (March 3, 2022). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that on December…

Kenneth Andrews Welsh of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,857,001.59 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable indexed annuity contracts for the customer when Welsh was associated with Wells Fargo Advisors. Financial…

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…

Shawn Edward Good of Wilmington, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with operating a Ponzi scheme causing $2,000,000.00 in losses to investors. SEC v. Shawn Good, Case No. 7:22-cv-00060 (April 18, 2022). According to the Complaint, between December 2012 and February of 2022,…

Scott Thomas Wolfrum of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Noyes Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable recommendations were made to the customer by Wolfrum concerning alternative investments, including real…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 15, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of the customer being recommended unapproved outside investments by Reed when he was associated with Wells Fargo…

Paul Warren Vizanko of Duluth, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Vizanko failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information regarding the borrowing and misappropriation of customer funds. Case No….

Jonathan Ben Mirer, of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated by Mirer in unsuitable investments when Mirer was registered with Wells Fargo…

Wells Fargo Clearing Services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, of St. Louis, Missouri, have been censured and collectively fined $650,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that Wells Fargo failed to supervise stockbrokers’ unit investment trust trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2016050947801 (December 13, 2021)….

Scott Alan Kaufman, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of his improper fixed income trading strategy while he was employed by…

Kenneth Andrews Welsh, of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with fraudulently misappropriating funds while he was associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services. Civil Action No. 2:21-cv-19387 (Oct. 28, 2021). According to the Complaint, more than $2,860,000.00 had been…

Alexander Steven Batt, of Vero Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled for $51,678.00 in damages on January 21, 2020, founded on accusations of unauthorized trading involving a private equity fund when Batt was associated with Merrill…

Frank Jose Ortiz (also known as Francisco Jose Ortiz), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $52,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of Ortiz omitting risks relating to the customer’s…

Michael John Ovitt, of Williamsville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $48,800.00 on February 25, 2020, founded on accusations of Ovitt’s unauthorized trading of Allied Motion stock in the customer’s account between 2017 and 2018…

Herbert H. Hafen (also known as Elias Herbert Hafen, Elias Niggebrugge, and E. Herbert Niggebrugge), of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $20,000.00 in damages on October 13, 2020, based upon allegations of unsuitable…

Lee Victor Nordstrom of Spokane Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Vorpahl Wing Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with a FINRA investigation regarding his activities while associated with Vorpahl Wing Securities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Robert Nathan Schultz of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 14, 2020, in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that they had been placed into aggressive investments by Schultz during the time that he was…

Thomas Boley Hunt of Twin Falls Idaho a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages on July 22, 2020 supported by allegations that Hunt’s transactions at Wells Fargo Advisors were not suitable for the customer. Hunt has…

John Mark Ross of Missoula Montana a stockbroker formerly registered with US Bancorp Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $127,210.30 in damages on January 9, 2019 founded on allegations of unauthorized trading by Ross while he was associated with Wells Fargo Advisors. According to…

Roger Lowell Wilkie of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services has been discharged from employment on March 17, 2021 founded on accusations of Wilkie being involved in an unauthorized transaction involving the liquidation of securities from a customer’s account. Wilkie has been identified in six customer initiated…

Adam Thomas Marquardt of Rochester Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has been terminated on July 22, 2020 founded on accusations that he executed unauthorized transactions to address losses incurred by customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also confirms that Marquardt is referenced in a customer initiated investment…

Hung Sam (also known as Sam T. Hung and as Hung Tuan Sam) a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Sam borrowed funds from a customer…

Gordon Leonard Bryan of Terre Haute Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities involving customers of the securities…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joe Pat Roop) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Roop concerning real estate…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Reed taking part in $3,500,000.00 worth of private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Wells…

William Lief Collins (also known as Bill Collins) of Birmingham Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $800,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account between March 1, 2019…

John Perrin Kellar of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 6, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that they were placed into unsuitable investments by…

Herbert Lee Weith IV of Naples Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $260,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of the stockbroker’s unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to a mutual fund and annuity…

Richard Clarence DeYoung Jr. of The Woodlands Texas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 12, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unauthorized transactions were executed in the customer’s account…

John William Hoekman of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in compensatory or punitive damages based upon accusations of unsuitable over-the-counter equities being recommended for the customer’s investment…

Jeffrey Lamar Burton of Charleston South Carolina a supervising stockbroker of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $100,000.00 on September 17, 2020 founded on allegations that trades failed to be made according to the customer’s instructions while Burton was registered with Wells…

Jeffrey Clay Templeman of Norfolk Virginia a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 15, 2019 where the customer requested unspecified damages founded on allegations that the customer had been steered by Templeman towards investing in mutual funds without being provided clarity…

Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Saint Louis Missouri has been censured and fined $625,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that Wells Fargo failed to supervise the suitability of customers’ switches from variable annuities to other investment products through transactions initiated by Wells Fargo stockbrokers. Letter…

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…

Ramon Arturo Herrera of Jersey City New Jersey a stockbroker and financial advisor formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a New Jersey Bureau of Securities Order dated October 18, 2019 in which Herrera’s stockbroker and investment adviser representative registrations in the State of New Jersey have been revoked based…

Wells Fargo Advisors LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Saint Louis Missouri has been censured and fined $350,000.00 based upon findings that it failed to supervise two stockbrokers who made unsuitable recommendations to customers regarding energy securities causing customers to experience losses. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2015045713304 (Aug. 28, 2020). According…

Thomas Von Reckers (also known as Tom VonReckers) of Lakewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $90,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached and…

Jonathan Richard Lake (also known as Jon Lake) of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been discharged on December 2, 2019 based upon accusations that the stockbroker procured funds from a customer in violation of company policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Lake has…

E. Herbert H. Hafen (also known as Elias Herbert Hafen and as Elias Herbert Niggebrugge) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been barred from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order based on findings of…

Robert Patton Stansberry (also known as Patt Stansberry) of Columbia Montana a stockbroker and financial advisor formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC and Cutter Company Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that…

Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Prospera Financial Services and Coastal Equities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $122,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable investments…

Wilfred Rodriguez Jr. of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 14, 2019 in which the customer requested $3,600,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of misappropriation and unauthorized transactions during the period in which Rodriguez was employed by…

Sam Aziz (also known as Sam Azizieh and as Sam Yehya) of Dublin Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc. is the subject of a Ohio Division of Securities Order in which his stockbroker registration has been revoked based upon allegations that (1) Aziz effected trades that were not suitable for a customer…

Gregory Alan Ricker of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly associated with Westpark Capital Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in private securities transactions without the securities broker dealer’s approval. Letter of…

Kevin Fredrick Williams of San Diego California a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he neglected to cooperate with FINRA’s request for his information. Case No. 2019062134601 (May 26, 2020). According to…

Leslie Anne Juron of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 22, 2019 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been overcharged by Juron on investments held…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joepat Roop) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Kalos Capital Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $17,500.00 in damages on January 29, 2020 founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable real estate securities…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been terminated on April 7, 2020 founded on accusations of him advising customers of Wells Fargo Advisors to purchase investments that were neither offered nor approved by the securities broker dealer. According to Wells Fargo, customers’ investment transactions…

Leonard Charles Kinsman (Lenny Charles Kinsman) of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he intentionally failed to comply with FINRA when he was investigated for complaints…

Sanjay Mathur (also known as Sanjay Mather) of Newport Beach California a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors has been identified in a customer initiated investment related complaint on December 9, 2019 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations including that the customer was advised to buy foreign equities prior to there…

Jeff Anton Nizich a stockbroker associated with U.S. Bancorp Investments has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on September 12, 2019 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that due diligence was not adequately performed prior to mutual fund transactions being effected by the stockbroker during…

Regan Allen Rohl of Fargo North Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been discharged on March 11, 2020 based upon allegations that he traded in Wells Fargo customer accounts without authorization and did not abide by the expectations that Wells Fargo set forth while he was under heightened…

Charles Bernard Lynch Jr. (also known as Charlie Bernard Lynch) of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC (now known as Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC) has been identified in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on January 18, 2019 for $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that…

Gregory Alan Ricker of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker registered with WestPark Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on September 17, 2019 for $22,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that transactions were unsuitable for the customer and that the customer’s equity portfolio had been churned by…

Eric Alan Zakarin of Cranford New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Lombard Securities Corporation has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that the stockbroker neglected to provide information to the regulator. FINRA Case No. 2018060108301 (Mar. 2, 2020). FINRA Public…

Vincent Charles Meleco of Albany New York a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on September 24, 2019 in which the customer requested $123,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that omissions were made to the customer by the stockbroker and that the customer had…

Charles Henry Frieda, Jr. of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on February 28, 2019 for $20,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable energy securities recommended by the stockbroker between 2014 and 2018 while associated with…

David Roger Hirons of San Diego California a stockbroker formerly registered with Wedbush Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $712,080.00 in compensatory damages and $1,000,000.00 in punitive damages based upon allegations of unauthorized options trades that had been effected by Hirons in the…

John Greg Schmidt of Dayton Ohio a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings based upon allegations of Schmidt…

Wells Fargo Advisors LLC (now known as Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC) a securities broker dealer headquartered in Saint Louis Missouri has been censured and fined $175,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon consenting to findings that it failed to supervise a stockbroker who effected excessive trades in an elderly customer’s investment account….

Michael Fisher of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $50,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon Wells Fargo Advisors being found liable on the customer’s claims which included that (1) the customer’s account…

Leonard Charles Kinsman of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested at least $591,866.69 in damages founded on accusations that (1) customer account documentation contained unauthorized alterations or forged customer signatures (2) investment…

Glen Joseph Webster of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Webster’s consent to findings that he engaged in a prohibited borrowing arrangement with a customer of Wells Fargo….

Douglas L. Goss of Tulsa Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 10, 2019 where the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by allegations that between June 14, 2013 and July 10, 2019, trades were effected in the customer’s…

Regan Allen Rohl of Fargo North Dakota a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests recommendations were not suitable given the customer’s…

Jeffrey Lamar Burton of Greenville South Carolina a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved on November 5, 2019 for $1,550,00.00 on November 5, 2019 supported by allegations that (1) the customer was charged excessive commissions on trades executed in…

Elizabeth Ann Guarino of Woodbury New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for fifteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that (1) Guarino executed unauthorized trades in a customer’s account and (2) Guarino gave…