Donald Anthony DeVito II of Albany New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $47,000.00 in damages on December 14, 2018 based upon allegations of DeVito having mismanaged the customer’s equity portfolio during the time that he was associated with…

Harold Weber of Airmont New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unfounded statements had been made about investments sold to the customer during the period in which Weber was…

Joseph Hersey Pratt II (also known as Joseph Hersey Butcher) of Conshohocken Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based in part on findings that Pratt executed private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by…

John Bradford Leonard of Toledo Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $265,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unsuitable stock recommendations having been made during the time that Leonard was employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC….

Philip Earl Brunson (also known as Phil Brunson) a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $28,929.99 in damages on August 24, 2018 based upon accusations that the customer’s funds had been misappropriated by Brunson during the time that he was…

James Coleman McCormick Jr. of Harrisonburg Virginia a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which had been resolved for $15,000.00 on December 5, 2016 based upon accusations that (1) foreign preferred stock and mutual fund trades were effected in the customer’s account in an…

Richard Dell Dunagan of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $261,521.05 in damages founded on allegations that trades were executed in the customer’s account on an excessive and unsuitable basis from 2007 to 2016. Financial Industry…

Mary Janice Stockinger of Lenoir North Carolina is a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $20,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Stockinger made misrepresentations to the customer concerning a fixed annuity by claiming that it would provide…

George Frederick Dance Jr of Daphne Alabama, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 25, 2017, where the customer seeks more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that an unsuitable investment allocation had been effectuated for the customer’s managed account between…

Jeffrey Marc Grayson of Florham Park New Jersey is a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested thirty-eight thousand one hundred seventeen dollars in damages founded on allegations that Grayson concentrated the customer’s assets in investments that were…

Jeffrey Randolph Wilson of Las Cruces New Mexico is a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services that is subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought at least five thousand dollars in damages founded on accusations that Flaum made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer regarding energy-sector…

Jeffrey E. Krupnick, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly employed with Wells Fargo, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to an Extended Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Krupnick converted a customer’s funds. Department of Enforcement v. Jeffrey E. Krupnick, Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2014043869901…

John Greg Schmidt, of Dayton, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on Schmidt’s failure to provide FINRA with information relating to his business activities. Case No. 2017056103801 (Nov. 29, 2017). FINRA Public…

Matthew Aaron Turner, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently employed with BB&T Securities, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled on December 27, 2017 for $14,999.00 in damages supported by allegations that Turner made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning a variable annuity, causing the…

Keven J. Jedlicka, of Baltimore, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Chaplin Davis, has been suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he traded in customer accounts on an unsuitable basis. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016047659701…

Charles Bernard Lynch Jr. of Irvine, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015045713301 (Dec. 11, 2017). According…

Jeremy David Hare of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker associated with Gilford Securities Incorporated, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity on January 4, 2014, based upon consenting to findings that he failed to comply with a customer award of $249,303.21 in FINRA Arbitration No. 11-03778,…

Michael Scott Lance, of San Rafael, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 26, 2016, in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was never informed about tax consequences pertaining to individual retirement…

Charles Henry Frieda, of Irvine, 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 by consenting to findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to the firm’s customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015045713302 (Dec….

Donald Anthony Devito II, of Albany, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled for $50,000.00 in damages on November 14, 2017, based upon allegations of excessive fees having been assessed on the customer’s equity transactions between December 31, 2008…

Paul William Lascelle of Flemington, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he engaged in the unauthorized trading of a customer’s investment account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2017053501901…

Barbara Ann Endres, of Grand Junction, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and investment advisor representative with Lifetime Wealth Advisors, LLC, is the subject of an Order issued by Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division suspending Endres’ investment advisor representative registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts based upon allegations of her improper…

Deborah Elizabeth Greenlee-Keck, of Mishawaka, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on allegations that Greenlee-Keck obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations of her improper conduct concerning a financial transaction with a customer of the…

Charles Bernard Lynch Jr., of Irvine California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on September 18, 2017, in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based on allegations that Lynch effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account, over-concentrating the customer’s portfolio…

Scott Jason Wallach, of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity, and disgorged of commissions obtained from a customer by him through effecting unauthorized trades in the investment account of a…

Patrick Claude Robert Guinet, of Irvine, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on June 5, 2017, for $4,954.14 in damages supported by allegations that the customer’s wrap account fund reallocation instructions were not executed between January 1, 2017,…

Hector Hugo Gutierrez, Jr., of Brownsville, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that he failed to make an appearance and testify before FINRA staff in reference to accusations that he effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Department of Enforcement…

Jonathan Ben Mirer, of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint, which settled on February 7, 2017, for $20,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unauthorized trading of foreign equities from 2009 to 2016. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Robert Charles Stevens, of Norfolk, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 19, 2016, based upon allegations that he misled the customer by making promises about the customer’s closed-end funds and variable annuity having been guaranteed against loss….

Marco Fragnito, of Laguna Hills, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which was settled for $1,200,000.00 in damages on July 20, 2017, based upon allegations that Fragnito effected trades in the customer’s account that the customer never authorized. The…

Tyler Boone Powell, of Montecito, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, 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 customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No….

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 Thomas Zielinski, of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been fired from his job on December 18, 2016, based upon allegations against him of supervisory “mishaps.” Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on January 12, 2000, a customer filed an investment related written complaint involving Zielinski’s…

Shelley Steuer Freeman, of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been fined and suspended 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 in an investigation into allegations of her sales…

Steven John Szmak, of Flemington, New Jersey, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on July 21, 2015, in which the customer requested $51,596.00 in damages based upon allegations that Szmak made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer about corporate debt investments effected in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Betty Rodriguez, of Weston, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on May 27, 2016, in which the customer requested $6,268.90 in damages based upon allegations that Rodriguez, in May of 2016, effected unauthorized mutual fund transactions in the customer’s account….

Steven Robert Tomlinson, of Elmira, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on May 16, 2017, in which the customer requested damages estimated at $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Tomlinson effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account between…

Sandra Jayne McCabe, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, 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 she effected unauthorized transactions involving the recycling of customers signatures on documents. Letter of Acceptance,…

Peter Michael Malis, of Woodland Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on May 2, 2017, for $1,100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that he effected unsuitable, unauthorized and excessive closed-end fund transactions in the customer’s account, and…

Pablo Leonel Gherardi, of Miami Florida, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, was terminated from employment on November 9, 2016, based upon allegations that he took part in a foreign investment transaction and failed to provide consistent information to his firm relating to the transaction. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also reveals…

Barry Jay Dekreek, of Alpharetta, Georgia, a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 17, 2016, wherein the customer requested $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dekreek did not adequately advise the customer about investing in a fixed annuity. Financial Industry…

Gregory Thormann Pease, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action on November 14, 2016, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that he failed to provide the customer with an…

Adam T. Marquardt, of Rochester, Minnesota, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on May 2, 2017, in which the customer requested at least $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Marquardt effected energy sector stock transactions in the customer’s…

Frank A. Tegge, of East Lansing, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he placed unauthorized transactions in a customer’s investment account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Richard Ball Ryan, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on May 2, 2017, wherein the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Ryan made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer pertaining to mutual fund products….

Willie L. Vales, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 27, 2017, based upon allegations including violation of securities laws, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, over-concentration, and misrepresentation pertaining to exchange traded funds effected in the…

Jason Travis Turner, of Bedford, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 21, 2017, in which the customer requested an estimated $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turner effected unauthorized and unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account in…

John Arthur Dettelbach, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, 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 unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No….

Samir Collauku, of Edison, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to provide FINRA staff with information relating to his business activities. Letter No. 2014043784001 (Feb. 2, 2016). FINRA Public…

Joseph Frederick Eschleman, of Sacramento, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been terminated from employment on April 26, 2017, based upon allegations that he directed his associate to effect transactions in the account of a deceased customer by claiming that he received permission from the customer to place the transactions….

Shawn Allen Stults, of Midland, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled on May 24, 2017, for $6,249.91 in damages to resolve allegations that Stults effected transactions in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer. Apparently, between…

Daniel Harry Curkan, of Clearwater, Florida, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he did not communicate with FINRA regarding his compliance with the terms and conditions of a customer initiated investment related arbitration settlement or award. Case No. 14-02221 (Apr. 25,…

Michael Fisher, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 12, 2017, in which the customer requested $171,172.10 in damages based upon allegations that he made misrepresentations to the customer regarding unit investment trusts. This is not…

William Francis Gillis, of Seattle, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled on May 22, 2017, for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that he breached his fiduciary duties to the customer and negligently handled the customer’s investment account. Financial…

Leah Rebecca Bullen, of Walnut Creek, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was terminated from employment on January 7, 2016, based upon allegations that she effected a loan arrangement with an investor outside the auspices of her firm, and did not make disclosures to the firm about her involvement in a legal…

Marc Harold Pearl, of Auburn, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on allegations that he failed provide FINRA staff with a response to their request for information relating to Pearl’s business activities. Letter No….

Jeffrey Marc Grayson, of Florham Park, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two months 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,…

Jarrod Edward Biebel, of Marquette, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 11, 2016, where the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Biebel effected unauthorized structured product transactions in the customer’s account. Financial Industry…

John Bradford Leonard, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to respond to a FINRA informational request regarding his activities. Case No. 2016050686801 (Apr. 14, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Alexandre Santos Leal, of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 13, 2017, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that during the time Leal was the customer’s financial advisor, he effected…

Deane Serfer Rudofker, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been terminated from employment based upon allegations that he engaged in communications and solicitations of investments with customers in a manner which violated Ameriprise’s solicitation rules. This is not the first time Rudofker was terminated for misconduct by a brokerage…

Sylvester King Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Order, in which King was ordered to cease and desist from causing future violations of Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Sections 15(a) and 17(a)(1), Rule 17a-4(b)(4), as well as Investment…

Jeffrey Alan Hill, of Bemidji, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, was sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in which his securities registration was revoked by FINRA for failing to fulfill his payment of fines and disgorgement associated with a prior FINRA disciplinary action against him. Letter No. 2015047008703 (Mar. 17,…

Joseph Manuel Focil, of Santa Monica, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 6, 2016, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Focil failed to execute the sale of the customer’s equity…

Charles Henry Frieda, of Irvine, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on March 29, 2017, based upon allegations that Frieda overconcentrated the customer’s holdings in equities that the customer was not suitable for. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public…

Lynn Grossman, of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on March 30, 2017, in which the customer requested $168,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Grossman made misrepresentations and unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning a variable annuity that the…

Hossein Amirriahei, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been permanently 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 an investigation into allegations of her unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Letter…

Eric Alan Zakarin, of Westfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled on June 28, 2016, for $3,719.53 in damages based upon allegations that Zakarin effected unauthorized mutual fund transactions in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

David Jay Homan, of Bay City, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on April 6, 2016, for $206,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Homan misappropriated funds during the period in which he was trustee of the customer’s…

James Joseph Beaupre, of Boulder, Colorado, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 21, 2017, in which the customer requested $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Beaupre failed to provide the customer with accurate information concerning the fees and administration…

Mikael C. Lee, of San Mateo, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 27, 2016, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Lee misrepresented the terms of investments effected in the customer’s account,…

Christopher D. Stoddard, of Norwell, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was terminated from employment on November 23, 2016, based upon allegations of his conduct which coincided with Stoddard’s September 16, 2016 termination from his former employer, Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Stoddard has been named…

George Russel Thoreson, of Bellevue, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 1, 2017, in which the customer requested $453,886.65 in damages based upon allegations that Thoreson made unsuitable stock recommendations to the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Shahida Arunima Hossain, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 24, 2017, based upon allegations that Hossain invested the customer’s assets in a manner which exceeded the customer’s conservative investment objectives, and utilized margin in the customer’s investment account…

Rhonda Janeen Matthews, of Austin, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Prospera Financial Services, Inc., has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on allegations that she failed to provide FINRA with a response to FINRA personnel’s information request. Letter No. 2015048158201 (Sept. 19, 2016)….

Jeffrey David Day, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 23, 2017, based upon allegations that Day made guarantees to the customer regarding the performance of a variable annuity investment, and failed to disclose fees…

Nelson Michael Polun, of Bel Air, Maryland, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint, which settled for $4,546.96 in damages on March 13, 2017, based upon allegations that Polun made misrepresentations to the customer concerning preferred stock investments, and omitted that…

Ane S. Plate, of Orlando, Florida, was barred by the Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commission from working as an investment advisor or broker, or associating with firms selling securities or providing investment advice based upon an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings containing findings that Plate pled guilty to embezzlement, theft, or misapplication in violation of 18…

Steven Rocco Colli, of Morristown, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 16, 2017, based upon allegations that Colli, from 2014 to 2017, utilized the customer’s margin without authorization to effect options and equity transactions. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Jeffrey Carmen Sica, of Parsippany, New Jersey, a registered representative associated with Sica Wealth Management, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on April 27, 2015, for $211,250.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sica effected unsuitable stock and exchange traded fund (ETF) transactions in the customer’s account. Financial…

Alan Neal Rose, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on January 16, 2017, in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from 2013 to 2016, Rose over-concentrated the customers’ portfolio in investments…

Stephen Frederick Owen III, of Annapolis, Maryland, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on January 12, 2017, in which the customer requested $650,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from 2015 to 2017, Owen overconcentrated the customer’s investment portfolio in speculative…

Marcus Joseph Debaise, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to provide a response to FINRA pursuant to an information request. Letter No. 2015046925901 (May…

Matthew Christopher Maczko, of Oak Brook, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he charged customers with excessive fees, and misled FINRA during his recorded testimony regarding the allegations…

Chadwick C. Collins, of Carlsbad, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on April 18, 2016, for $86,559.31 in damages based upon allegations that Collins, from December of 2015 to March of 2016, failed to disclose commissions charged to…

Michael Jay Sharenow, of Florham Park, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 1, 2016, based upon allegations that Sharenow effected unauthorized corporate debt securities transactions in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals…

Charles Bernard Lynch, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been named in Forty Three customer initiated investment related disputes between October 6, 2014, and August 9, 2016, which collectively settled for $6,932,566.03 in damages based upon allegations against Lynch which included unsuitability, misrepresentation, negligence, and account mismanagement. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

William Robert Berg, of Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on October 19, 2016 for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that in 2014, Berg overconcentrated the customer’s assets in oil and gas equities that were…

Charles Louis Laubach, of Baltimore, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Chapin David Investments, has been terminated from employment on March 18, 2016, based upon allegations that he did not follow his firm’s supervisory protocols and mismarked investment transaction tickets. This is not the first time that Laubach has been terminated by a brokerage firm…

Mark H. Botsford, of Alexandria, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in outside business activities which were not approved by Wells Fargo. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

David Kenneth Rubenstein, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was terminated from employment on April 11, 2016, based upon allegations pertaining to misconduct committed at his prior firm, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Rubenstein’s registration was terminated from Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. on July…

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, both headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, have been censured and fined $1,000,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon consenting to findings that the firms failed to supervise consolidated reports that were disseminated to customers concerning outside assets. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Jeffrey A. Hill, of Bemidji, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly associated with Dougherty Company LLC, was 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 utilized unauthorized discretion in customer accounts, and made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

Sven Bernhard Karlen, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected trades in customer accounts without authorization, mismarked order tickets, caused…

Thomas G. Gresham, of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been subject to five customer initiated arbitration claims on July 10, 2015, which were settled for a total of $655,000.00 in damages based upon allegations against Gresham including unsuitable investment recommendations, breach of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment, and…

Robert James Batchen, of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was fined $15,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized discretionary trades and unsuitable transactions in a customer account. Letter of…

Donald Shelby Toomer, of Las Vegas, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity per a FINRA Officer of Hearing Officers Expedited Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Toomer refused to cooperate with a FINRA…

Rushton L. Ardrey III, of Boston Massachusetts, a stockbroker with Newport Coast Securities, Inc., is currently subject to pending customer disputes. Particularly, on February 9, 2016, Ardrey became subject to a pending customer dispute in which he was alleged to have engaged in unauthorized and unsuitable trading. According to FINRA Public Disclosure Records, Ardrey has…

Barbara L. Bottoms, of Fairbanks, Arkansas, a stockbroker with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was fined $17,500.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that she engaged in the unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Daniel John Meyers, of New Haven, Connecticut, a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley, was fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized  trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015048045501 (Aug. 19, 2016)….

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