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Pruco Securities Broker Barred In Customer Loan Investigation

February 05, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Denise Marie Peskar of Mayfield Heights Ohio a broker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that she failed to respond to a FINRA information request. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059051901 (Dec. 21, 2018). […]

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Merrill Lynch Broker Fined For Outside Business Activities

Carnell Moore of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. 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 Moore engaged in unauthorized outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. […]

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NYLife Broker Fired For For Outside Business Activities

James Wayne Brink of Stockton California a prior broker of NYLife Securities LLC has been discharged by the firm on December 29, 2016 founded on accusations that (1) Brink engaged in outside business activities without having procured the firm’s permission and (2) Brink violated the firm’s policy by engaging in activities when Brink took possession […]

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SCF Securities Broker Barred In FINRA Probe

January 19, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Tami Susan Balas of Montoursville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Balas did not respond to a FINRA inquiry. Case No. 2017056821201 (Nov. 19, 2018). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Balas initially […]

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Merrill Lynch Stockbroker Caught Selling Away

January 06, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Patrick Thomas Golden of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for twenty months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Golden engaged in private securities (2) Golden engaged in […]

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Oberweis Broker Barred For Selling Away

Ralph Richard Von Lutzow of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oberweis Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Von Lutzow engaged in private securities transactions involving customers of the firm (2) Von Lutzow accepted customer […]

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LPL Fires Broker For Outside Business Activities

January 03, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Mark Thomas Lamkin of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the firm on August 17, 2018 founded on accusations that (1) Lamkin took possession of customer funds or benefited from those funds through loans that were not approved by the firm (2) Lamkin failed to inform the […]

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NYLife Broker Barred In Customer Loan Investigation

December 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Michael Andrew Norman of Reno Nevada a former NYLife Securities LLC registered representative has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Norman failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation into allegations of him engaging in an unapproved customer loan arrangement. […]

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LPL Broker Fined By FINRA For Unapproved Customer Loans

November 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Carol Ann Holesha of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Holesha borrowed money from a customer without the firm’s permission and (2) […]

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Key Investment Services Broker Barred In Investigation

November 03, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Tracy Michelle Lund of Hillsborough Oregon a stockbroker formerly employed by Key Investment Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Lund failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations of her suspicious transactions involving a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance […]

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FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley Stockbroker For Customer Loans

October 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

John-Aaron Lenhert of Laguna Niguel California a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized customer loan arrangements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. […]

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Oppenheimer Broker Suspended For Investor Loans

Patrick McGrath III of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. 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 borrowed funds from a customer without permission. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 201303723890 […]

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BBVA Broker Barred For Failure To Reply To Regulator

Stephen Robert Adams of Birmingham Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by BBVA Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Adams failed to provide FINRA’s staff information that had been requested of him in an investigation into his activities. Case No. […]

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Wells Fargo Broker Barred For Failure To Comply With FINRA

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

J. Gordon Cloutier Jr. of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into Cloutier’s possible unauthorized trading. Department of Enforcement v. J. […]

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FINRA Fines Wells Fargo Broker For Loans From Customers

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Earle Clement Tingley of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network 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 Tingley inappropriately borrowed money from customers and lied about it when questioned […]

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Fidelity Terminates Broker For Customer Loans

August 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Roy D. Guggenheim of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently employed by Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC has been terminated on June 8, 2018 supported by allegations that Guggenheim violated the firm’s policies by borrowing funds from a customer of the firm. This is not the first time that Guggenheim has been terminated from an […]

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FINRA Bars Citigroup Broker For Failure To Cooperate

August 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gary Dennis Ruiz of Huntington Station New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that he neglected to respond to FINRA’s information requests. Case No. 2017054030901 (Dec. 11, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure confirms […]

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FINRA Suspends Baird Broker For Customer Loan

August 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Patrick Jermaine Phillips of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Robert W. Baird has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based in part on consenting to findings that Phillips entered into unapproved customer loan arrangements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver […]

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Wells Fargo Discharges Its Cook For Outside Activities

July 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Mark Anthony Cook of Sewell New Jersey a stockbroker formerly associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been discharged on May 16, 2018 supported by allegations that Cook acknowledged to the firm that (1) he engaged in outside business activities that had not been disclosed to Wells Fargo and (2) his spouse was […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Stockbroker In Investigation

July 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Michael Quiles III of Long Island City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Quiles failed to cooperate with FINRA’s […]

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Cetera Broker Fired For Outside Business Activities

Gordon Tong Quan of Pasadena California a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been discharged by the firm on May 15, 2018 founded on allegations that Quan engaged in outside business activities and unapproved customer loan arrangements; conduct violative of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that […]

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Regulator Sanctions Kestra Broker For Customer Loans

July 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gregory Richard Acosta of Diamond Bar California a stockbroker currently employed by Kestra Investment Services LLC has been sanctioned by the State of California Department of Insurance according to a Stipulation and Consent Order supported by allegations that Acosta entered into unapproved customer loan arrangements and improperly designated himself as the owner and beneficiary of […]

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Wells Fargo Broker Fired For Customer Loans

July 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Earle Clement Tingley of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been discharged by the firm on April 27, 2018 supported by allegations that Tingley acknowledged to have entered into a customer loan arrangement in violation of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure […]

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Morgan Stanley Broker Terminated For Customer Loan

July 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Philip Albert Schreiner of San Antonio Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been discharged by the firm on April 18, 2018 founded on allegations that Schreiner (1) partook in the solicitation of outside real estate investments and other activities involving a firm customer and (2) engaged in an unapproved customer loan arrangement. […]

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SunTrust Stockbroker Fired For Customer Loans

June 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Barbara Bonnie Fox of Hampton Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on April 5, 2018 supported by accusations that Fox procured a loan from one of the firm’s customers despite failing to procure approval from SunTrust Investment Services. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure […]

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Ameriprise Fires NJ Broker For Outside Business Activities

June 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Nicholas Modesto Disesso of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged from the firm on February 12, 2016 founded on allegations that he violated the firm’s policies concerning (1) outside business activities (2) borrowing from customers and (3) disclosures required by FINRA. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

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LPL Discharges Stockbroker For Unapproved Customer Loan

May 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Kathryn Renee Charpie (also known as Kathryn Renee Stevens) of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged on February 6, 2018 based upon accusations that Charpie entered into an unauthorized borrowing arrangement in violation of LPL Financial policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on December […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Discharged For Customer Loans

May 29, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Shane Gavin Springman of Portage Michigan a stockbroker employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been discharged by the firm on March 6, 2018 based upon allegations that Springman violated the firm’s policies by borrowing funds from two of the firm’s customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on January 18, […]

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BSFS Broker Barred By FINRA

May 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Norman R. Sicard Jr. of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker formerly employed by Broker Dealer Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of him making unsuitable investment recommendations and […]

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FINRA Charges Wells Fargo Stockbroker With Obstruction

Joseph Gordon Cloutier of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Cloutier failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of him executing transactions in customer accounts without permission and soliciting a loan from a customer. Department […]

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Morgan Stanley Broker Barred For Hindering Investigation

April 08, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

David Warren Olson of Saint Petersburg Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations of Olson engaging in an unpermitted customer loan […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Fired For Customer Loan

April 08, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Vincente Davila of Houston Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley who has been fired on February 1, 2018 founded on allegations that he executed unapproved customer loan arrangements in which he placed unauthorized transfers of assets into Davila’s banking account from the customer’s investment account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure […]

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FINRA Suspends BBVA Broker For Unapproved Customer Loan

April 05, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Frank Bazan of Houston Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with BBVA Securities Inc. who has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into an unapproved customer loan arrangement and outside business activity […]

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Morgan Stanley Broker Fired For Unapproved Customer Loan

March 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Ellen Jane Donnelly of Red Bank New Jersey is a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management who has been fired on December 27, 2016 based upon accusations of Donnelly’s misconduct with regard to a customer loan arrangement. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Donnelly is the subject of a customer initiated […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Barred For Failure To Comply

March 11, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Michael Bruce Ralby of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that he entered into unauthorized […]

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Oppenheimer Broker Fined For Unapproved Customer Loan

March 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Jason Hunter Likens of Orlando Florida is a stockbroker formerly employed with Oppenheimer who has been has been fined ten thousand dollars and suspended for fifteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into unapproved loan arrangements with customers of […]

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Morgan Stanley Fires Broker For Improper Customer Loan

March 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Douglas Edward Kary of San Diego California is a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley who was fired on April 1 2016 based upon allegations that Kary entered into an unapproved loan arrangement between a firm customer and an outside entity that Kary was involved in. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that […]

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Ameriprise Terminates Broker For Outside Activities

March 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Corey Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie Minnesota is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been terminated from employment on September 15 2017 based upon allegations that he potentially violated the firm’s policies concerning outside business activities and customer loan arrangements. Mireau reportedly resigned while under the firm’s suspension. Financial Industry […]

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FINRA Fines LPL Financial Stockbroker For Customer Loan

March 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Larry Allen Stapp of Midland Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who has been fined ten thousand dollars and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a customer […]

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SunTrust Stockbroker Fined For Unapproved Customer Loan

March 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Philip Andrew Johnson of Nashville Tennessee is a stockbroker formerly associated with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. who has been fined five thousand dollars and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer without authorization from the firm. […]

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FINRA Charges LPL Financial Broker With Obstruction

February 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Michael Quiles III of Long Island City New York is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that Quiles failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into accusations of his unapproved customer loan arrangement. Department of Enforcement […]

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Wells Fargo Broker Fired For Unapproved Customer Loan

February 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Linda Sue Zara of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services who has been fired in December 2017 based upon accusations that she executed an unapproved customer loan arrangement in violation of Wells Fargo’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that a customer initiated investment related arbitration […]

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Financial America Services Broker Barred By Regulator

February 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

James Marc Unger of Mayfield Heights Ohio is a stockbroker formerly registered with Financial America Services who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Unger (1) entered into an unapproved borrowing arrangement with a customer (2) falsely attested to his […]

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Morgan Stanley Fires Broker For Business Activities

January 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

David Warren Olson of Saint Petersburg, Florida, a stockbroker associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, has been fired on December 20, 2016, based upon allegations that he participated in undisclosed outside business activities and solicited a customer loan. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Olson has been identified in eight more customer […]

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Merrill Lynch Broker Barred For Impeding Investigation

January 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

John M. James of Golden Valley, Minnesota, a stockbroker associated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation into allegations of his borrowing of customer […]

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FINRA Fines LPL Financial Broker For Customer Loans

December 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Bradley Ross Thompson, of Fort Collins, Colorado, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized lending arrangements with customers of the firm. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, […]

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US Bancorp Stockbroker Suspended For Customer Loans

December 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Robert Montano, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered unauthorized loans with the firm’s customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, […]

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FINRA Bars HD Vest Stockbroker For Obstruction

November 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Brian Royster of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to provide FINRA with information in an investigation into his alleged borrowing of customers’ funds. Letter […]

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Robert W Baird Stockbroker Fined For Customer Loans

November 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Jeffrey Waldera, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, a stockbroker previously employed by Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, has been fined $7,500.00 suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in all capacities based on consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized lending arrangements with firm customers and then lied […]

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PFS Broker Barred For Obstructing FINRA Investigation

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Dartanian VJ Sanders, of Metairie, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investment Inc., has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that Sanders entered into improper lending arrangements with the firm’s customers. Letter […]

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Lincoln Financial Stockbroker Fined By FINRA

October 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Kevin Ray Bonner, of Burien, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, has been fined $2,500.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member by consenting to findings that included, inter alia, Bonner’s failure to disclose a customer loan arrangement which he later defaulted on. […]

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Stifel Nicolaus Stockbroker Terminated For Customer Loans

October 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

David Wilson Flemming Jr., of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, was fired from employment on July 5, 2017, founded upon accusations that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a firm customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Flemming has been identified […]

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Commonwealth Financial Broker Fined For Unauthorized Loans

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Brant Andrew Ray, of Southhaven, Mississippi, a stockbroker formerly registered with Commonwealth Financial Network, 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 effected an unapproved loan transaction and lied about it when questioned by his firm and […]

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Metlife Stockbroker Suspended For Misrepresentation

September 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Outside Business Activities   |   0 Comments

William Roy Kimberlin, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Metlife Securities Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed from customers without authorization, made misrepresentations to his firm, and participated […]

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Merrill Lynch Broker Registration Denied By Regulator

August 26, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Josette Lee Greechan, of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, has been sanctioned according to a Stipulation and Order for Withdrawal issued by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau, based upon allegations that Greechan entered into […]

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Merrill Lynch Fires Stockbroker For Unauthorized Loans

August 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Fred Ronald Brown, of Montgomery, Alabama, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., was fired on July 12, 2017, based upon allegations that Fred Ron  entered into a loan arrangement with a customer despite failing to first gain authorization from the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure Reveals that […]

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Ameritas Broker Charged With Unauthorized Trading

August 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Thomas Lawrence, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that he borrowed funds from a customer in violation of the firm’s policies. Department of Enforcement v. Thomas Lawrence, No. 2016051945101 (July 27, 2017). According to the Complaint, […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Sanctioned For Customer Loans

July 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Todd Joseph Pilosi, of Fresno, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 he engaged in unauthorized transactions involving customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051455601 (Apr. […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Suspended For Unauthorized Loans

July 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Jaime Hazael Aguilar, of San Diego, California, 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 based upon consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized loan arrangements with the firm’s customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016050297702 (July […]

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Ameriprise Financial Fires Broker For Unauthorized Borrowing

July 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Lorene Fairbanks, of Canfield, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial, has been terminated from employment on May 18, 2017, based upon allegations that Fairbanks borrowed funds from a customer and corresponded with customers in violation of the firm’s policies. This is not the first time that Fairbanks has been terminated from employment based upon […]

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Edward Jones Stockbroker Suspended For Borrowing From Customer

July 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Mitchell G. Behm, of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Behm, inter alia, engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a customer of the […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Suspended Bad Loan

July 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

M. Tyler Bonds, of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 entered into a loan arrangement with a customer in violation of his firm’s policies. […]

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Salomon Whitney Financial Stockbroker Fired

July 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Christopher Anthony Fernan, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Salomon Whitney Financial, was terminated from employment on February 17, 2017, based upon allegations that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a firm customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Fernan has been named in three customer initiated investment […]

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Pruco Securities Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

July 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Cathy Ione Earnest, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities, 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 furnish complete information to FINRA in the course of FINRA’s investigation into allegations of Earnest’s unauthorized […]

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JP Morgan Securities Stockbroker Fired

July 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Karl Austin Pettijohn, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, has been terminated from employment on April 29, 2016, based upon the firm’s allegations that he inappropriately communicated with customers and entered into unauthorized lending arrangements. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on April 28, 2017, a […]

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Merrill Lynch Broker Barred by State and Federal Regulators

July 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Kai Chong Cheng of Tenafly, New Jersey, recently signed a consent order with the State of New Jersey agreeing to a five-year suspension from registration in New Jersey. In a related enforcement action, he has been permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA. Cheng worked at a Merrill Lynch branch office in New York […]

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PFS Investments Stockbroker Suspended By Regulator

June 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Marco A. Daniel, of Chula Vista, California, a stockbroker currently registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been suspended from conducting business with California residents in an insurance capacity pursuant to a California Department of Insurance Order containing findings that Daniel was sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for sales practice violations. PLBS 10438-AP (Apr. […]

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Wells Fargo Advisors Stockbroker Fired For Loans

June 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

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 […]

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Pruco Securities Broker Suspended For Customer Borrowing

June 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Zena Yofonovich, of Rosemont, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she entered into an unauthorized agreement to borrow funds from a customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 1358792 […]

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Merrill Lynch Stockbroker Fired For Customer Loans

May 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

John Andrew Bodnar, of Burlington, Vermont, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., was terminated from employment on January 9, 2017, based upon allegations that he solicited an unauthorized loan arrangement with one of the firm’s customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Bodnar has been named in […]

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Edward Jones Stockbroker Barred For Stealing

May 25, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Anthony John Cummings, of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he converted customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051104901 (May 9, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that on […]

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Commonwealth Financial Network Stockbroker Charged By Regulators

May 18, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Brant Andrew Ray, of Southaven, Mississippi, a stockbroker formerly registered with Commonwealth Financial Network, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that Ray engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a customer of the firm. Department of Enforcement v. Brant Andrew Ray, No. 2015047096601 (May 1, […]

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Stifel Nicolaus Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

May 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Aileen Eppig, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., 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 in a FINRA investigation into allegations that she engaged in unauthorized loan arrangements […]

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Raymond James Stockbroker Censured For Outside Business Activities

May 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

William Cambell Webb, of Panama City, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in outside business activities and unauthorized loan arrangements with […]

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Allstate Financial Services Stockbroker Suspended

April 10, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

David Ladin, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in outside business activities and entered into loan arrangements without authorization […]

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International Assets Advisory Stockbroker Terminated

March 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Jason Hunter Likens, of Orlando, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with International Assets Advisory, LLC, has been terminated from employment on January 31, 2017, based upon allegations that he failed to provide FINRA personnel with a response to FINRA’s request for information, which the firm claimed was conduct violative of FINRA Rule 8210. Likens was […]

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Santander Securities Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

February 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Joan Marie Larsen, of Freehold, New Jersey, 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 in a FINRA investigation into allegations that she accepted an unauthorized loan from a customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. […]

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Oppenheimer Stockbroker Suspended For Hefty Unpaid Loans From Customers

January 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Matthew J. Giannone, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Terminated For Customer Loans

January 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Vincent Paul Sturm, of Perry, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was terminated by the firm and VisionPoint Advisory Group, LLC on August 26, 2016, based upon allegations that Sturm solicited loans from customers in violation of his firms’ policies. Since September 7, 2016, Sturm has been registered with Berthel, Fisher & […]

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Pruco Securities Stockbroker Suspended For Customer Loans

Richard Edwin Seidel, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a firm customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016050057401 […]

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J.P. Turner Stockbroker Suspended For Unauthorized Borrowing

Robert Emmitt Gill, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C., has been 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 engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a firm customer. Letter of […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

October 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans   |   0 Comments

Jeffrey Hunter Smith, of Williamsburg, Virginia, a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he obstructed an investigation into allegations of his unauthorized borrowing of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015044363701 (Sept. 30, […]

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AXA Broker Suspended For Customer Loans

September 08, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Robert E. Heath, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, a registered representative with AXA Advisors, LLC, was fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in the unauthorized borrowing of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, […]

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Edward Jones Stockbroker Unauthorized Borrowing Of Customer Funds

August 25, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Failure To Supervise, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Ciro Gilbert Cavazos, of Chico, California, a stockbroker with Edward Jones, was fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in the unauthorized borrowing of customer funds. Letter of […]

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Wells Fargo Advisors Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

August 08, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

James McCormick, Jr., of Harrisonburg, Virginia, a stockbroker with Wells Fargo Advisors, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations stemming from customer complaints against McCormick. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, […]

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Murex Capital Stockbroker Suspended For Customer Loans

Francisco Javier Sumavielle, of New York, New York, a stockbroker with Murex Capital, LLC, was fined $12,500.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized borrowing from customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. […]

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LPL Financial LLC Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

May 06, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Sharon Fall, of Annapolis, Maryland, a stockbroker with LPL Financial LLC, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that she failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that she engaged in the unauthorized borrowing of funds from firm customers. […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Barred For Unauthorized Loans

May 06, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gerarld Fagnant, of Leominster, Massachusetts, a stockbroker with LPL Financial LLC, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he accepted unauthorized loans from frim customers, and made false statements on his firm’s compliance questionnaires regarding such. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver […]

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JP Turner Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

April 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Christopher Charles Burtraw, of Lake Wood, Colorado, a stockbroker with J.P. Turner & Company LLC, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that Burtraw engaged in the “unauthorized borrowing” of multiple […]

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Merrill Lynch Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

April 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Billy Wayne Allen, of Bentonville, Arkansas, a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into his unauthorized solicitation and receipt of loans from customers. […]

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Mount Laurel Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Barred

Lance E. Slater, of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley, was barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations of unauthorized borrowing of funds from a firm customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, […]

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Morgan Stanley Broker Only Suspended For Obstruction

Most stockbrokers get barred for failure to cooperate, but not this one. Jeffrey E. Rodgers, of Bend, Oregon, a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley, was suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity per an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Rodgers engaged in unauthorized […]

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Raymond James Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

Jeffrey S. Ingros, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that he engaged in unauthorized loans and outside business activities. […]

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Mid Atlantic Stockbroker Barred For Fraud

Walter Francis Grenda, Jr., of Buffalo, New York, a stockbroker with Mid Atlantic Capital Corporation was barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any and all capacities per an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that he engaged in fraudulent omissions and misrepresentations, engaged in improper loans from the […]

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Allstate Financial Services Broker Barred In Investigation

February 12, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Robert J. Cross of Rome, Georgia, a stockbroker with Allstate Financial Services, LLC, was barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any and all capacities after Cross consented to findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his business activities. Letter of Acceptance, […]

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Sigma Financial Corporation Stockbroker Suspended for Lying

January 21, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Richard Marvin Muhlberg of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a stockbroker with Sigma Financial Corporation, was suspended from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any and all capacities for a period of three months and fined $10,000 after consenting to findings that he had borrowed money in violation of his firm’s procedures […]

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New England Securities Stockbroker Suspended for Customer Loans

John Charles Kautter of Bethesda, Maryland, a registered representative with New England Securities, was suspended for two months from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any and all capacities in connection with an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that he had facilitated an unapproved loan transaction. Department of Enforcement […]

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Princor Financial Services Stockbroker Barred in Investigation

December 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Failure To Supervise, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Rick Esparza of Rancho Murieta, California, a registered representative with Princor Financial Services Corporation, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any and all capacities after consenting to findings that he had failed to comply with a FINRA investigation into allegations of Esparza’s participation in unauthorized loans. Letter […]

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Lexington Investment Company Broker Suspended For Customer Borrowing

November 25, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Failure To Supervise, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

David Paul Rankin, Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky, a registered representative with Lexington Investment Company, Inc., was fined $5,000 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacities after consenting to findings that he obtained loans from customers in violation of his firm’s policies. Letter of Acceptance, […]

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Geneos Wealth Management Broker Suspended for Borrowing Customer Funds

November 25, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Christopher S. Scott of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a registered representative with Geneos Wealth Management, Inc., was suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm and fined $5,000 after consenting to findings that he borrowed money without permission or notice to his employer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015044007101 (Nov. […]

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