Tag Archives: Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo Advisors Accused Of Bad Investment Advice

November 15, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Investors Sue Wells Fargo For Unsuitable Investment Advice

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Barred For Private Securities

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Sued By For Defective Investment Advice

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. […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Accused By Investors Of Misappropriation

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Accused By Investors Of Excessive Trading

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Sued By Customer For Excessive Trading

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 […]

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Customer Sues Wells Fargo For Annuity Misrepresentation

April 08, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Variable Annuites   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Accused By Customer Of Suitability

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Sued By Customer For Suitability

March 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Sued By Customer For Suitability

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Barred For Conversion

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 […]

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FINRA Suspends Wells Fargo Broker For Failure To Comply

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 […]

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Customer Accuses BB&T Of Unsuitable Annuity Purchase

January 26, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Variable Annuites   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Chaplin Davis Stockbroker Suspended For Suitability

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 […]

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FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Stockbroker For Suitability

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 […]

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Gilford Broker Suspended For Failure To Pay Customer

January 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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, […]

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Wells Fargo Advisors Accused By Customer Of Omissions

January 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Barred For Suitability

December 23, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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. […]

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Wells Fargo Advisors Accused Of Charging Excessive Fees

December 23, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley Broker For Unauthorized Trading

December 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Regulator Bars Wells Fargo Stockbroker For Fraud

November 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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FINRA Bars JP Morgan Broker In Investigation

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Customer Sues Wells Fargo For Suitability

October 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Unauthorized Trading, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Fined For Unauthorized Trading

October 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Customer Sues Wells Fargo For Failure To Execute

October 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

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, […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Charged With Obstruction

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Ameriprise Sued For Unauthorized Trading

September 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Customer Sues Sterne Agee For Misrepresentation

September 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Variable Annuites   |   0 Comments

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. […]

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Customer Sues Wells Fargo For Unauthorized Trading

September 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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