Tag Archives: LPL Financial LLC

Investors Capital Corp Sued For Fraudulent REIT Sales

Carl John Grilli of Monrovia California a stockbroker formerly registered with Investors Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the Superior Court of California in which the customer sought $89,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer’s account was administered negligently (2) information about investments had […]

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LPL Stockbroker Investigated For Unauthorized Trading

November 24, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Suitability, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Mark Thomas Lamkin of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a disciplinary action brought by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department of Financial Institutions in which the regulator is seeking revocation of Lamkin’s stockbroker or advisory licensure in the state founded on allegations of Lamkin engaging in unauthorized activities […]

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LPL Stockbroker Fired For Unregistered Person

November 15, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Non-traded REITs, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Christopher Neil Watkins of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on November 30, 2018 founded on accusations that Watkins provided compensation to an unauthorized, unregistered person who may have facilitated a securities transaction with an LPL Financial customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public […]

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LPL Sued For Bad BDC Recommendations

Galen Kyle Kopman of Vancouver Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $160,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) unfounded statements and omissions had been made by Kopman in regards to risks of direct investments including business […]

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LPL Discharges Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

Steven Eric Erickson of Vancouver Washington a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the firm on December 31, 2018 founded on accusations that (1) Erickson failed to comply with the policies and procedures of the firm by soliciting customers’ investments in unlisted and low-priced securities and (2) Erickson placed trades […]

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SEC Charges LPL Stockbroker With Ponzi Scheme

James Thomas Booth of Norwalk Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with both LPL Financial LLC and Invest Financial Corporation and the founder of Booth Financial Associates has been charged by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint alleging that Booth engaged in a Ponzi scheme in which forty investors were defrauded. SEC v. James T. […]

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LPL Stockbroker Terminated For Outside Activities

October 14, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Outside Business Activities, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Andre Kapulenui Kaluna of Avondale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been terminated from the securities broker dealer on February 8, 2019 based upon accusations that Kaluna engaged in outside business activities which had not been disclosed to LPL Financial LLC. FINRA Public Disclosure confirms that Kaluna is referenced in three […]

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Regulators Sanction LPL Stockbroker For Fraud

October 14, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Stockbroker Theft   |   0 Comments

James Cornelius Bylenga of Portage Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a Notice and Order to Cease and Desist issued by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau based upon findings that Bylenga defrauded Michigan residents. In the Matter […]

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Investors Accuse LPL Financial Of Misrepresentation

Donald Stephen Woods of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on June 3, 2019 where the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by accusations that (1) bad recommendations of alternative investments including business development companies had been made to the […]

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LPL Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

August 28, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Abuse, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Michael Eric Johnson of Medford Oregon a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Johnson failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into accusations of his improper acquisition of customer accounts and designation as beneficiary […]

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FINRA Charges LPL Stockbroker In Unauthorized Trading Investigation

August 11, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Louis Mark Miller of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Miller failed to testify before FINRA personnel during an investigation into accusations of Miller’s unauthorized trading in customers’ brokerage accounts when he was employed by LPL […]

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LPL Financial Sued By Investors For Churning

Lance R. Shaw of Wynnewood Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $65,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account (2) trades were effected in an excessive manner (3) misrepresentations had […]

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FINRA Sanctions LPL Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

July 23, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Suitability, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Robert Scott Davis (also known as Robert Scott David) a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that (1) Davis engaged in unauthorized trades in the accounts of LPL Financial customers and (2) […]

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FINRA Sanctions LPL Stockbroker For Selling Away

July 23, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Eric Jason Savell of Roseville California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that (1) Savell engaged in outside business activities without disclosing them to LPL Financial and (2) […]

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LPL Stockbroker Barred By FINRA For Stealing $1 Million

James Thomas Booth of Norwalk Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Booth converted funds belonging to customers of the securities broker dealer. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019062787101 […]

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LPL Stockbroker Sanctioned By FINRA For Customer Loans

July 22, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Scott Mason of Lakewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that a customer’s funds had been borrowed by Mason in violation of the policies of LPL Financial […]

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Investors Sue LPL Financial For Unauthorized Trading

Charles Caleb Fackrell of Yadkinville North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that (1) penny stock and equities trades were placed in the customer’s account by Fackrell even though Fackrell lacked […]

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LPL Stockbroker Barred For Selling Away

Philip John Nalesnik of Pottsville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Nalesnik hindered a FINRA investigation into accusations of (1) Nalesnik engaging in outside business activities in violation of the […]

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Royal Alliance Broker Sentenced To Prison For Fraud

Kimberly Pine Kitts of Palmer Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc. was sentenced by a federal district court judge to more than seven years in prison, three years of supervised release and required to pay restitution of $3,085,939.00 according to the United States Attorney’s Office based upon Kitts pleading guilty to […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

James Cornelius Bylenga of Portage Michigan a stockstockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply in FINRA’s investigation into Bylenga’s possible loan arrangements with customers of LPL Financial LLC. Letter of Acceptance […]

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Raymond James Broker Fired For Concealing Customer Complaint

Ronald Patrick Cameron of Fayetteville Arkansas a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been terminated by the firm on November 20, 2018 supported by allegations that Cameron was involved in a customer complaint which he resolved outside the firm’s auspices and without the firm’s knowledge. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public […]

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LPL Broker Caught Engaging In Outside Business Activities

March 04, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Outside Business Activities, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

John A. Crumb of Macedon New York a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Crumb engaged in outside business activities that were not disclosed to LPL […]

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LPL Financial Broker Blamed For Forging REIT Disclosures

February 20, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Forgery, Non-traded REITs, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Diane Marie Knight of Chico California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 26, 2017 where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that while Knight was associated with LPL Financial LLC unauthorized parties signed documents to effect real estate […]

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Investors Sue LPL Financial LLC For Unsuitable Investment Advice

February 19, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Erick Andrew Bourbon of Salem Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written arbitration claim which was settled for $23,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between January 7, 2014 and June 30, 2016: (1) mutual fund and stock recommendations were not suitable for the […]

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LPL Financial Broker Barred In Investigation

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

Keith Allen Haynes Jr. of Winchester Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he did not cooperate with a FINRA inquiry into his activities likely concerning the allegations cited in his termination from […]

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UBS Fires Broker For Outside Business Activities

February 05, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Bond Fraud, Outside Business Activities, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gregory Jackson Baxter of Fresno California a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on November 29, 2017 based upon allegations that he engaged in outside business activities in 2017 after his requests for engaging in those activities had already been denied by the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory […]

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LPL Financial Broker Targeted In Unauthorized Trading Action

February 05, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Louis Mark Miller of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Wells Notice in which FINRA has made an initial determination to suggest that FINRA Department of Enforcement bring a disciplinary action against Miller for obstructing an investigation and making unauthorized trades […]

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LPL Financial Sued By Investors For Annuity Fraud

Gary T. Plessl of Allentown Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 28, 2017 where the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the customer’s investments in variable annuities and […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Financial Broker In Investigation

January 06, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Paul Edward Dorion of Killington Vermont a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Dorion failed to respond to FINRA’s inquiry. FINRA Case No. 2015047608601 (Oct. 31, 2016). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, a request […]

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LPL Broker Fired For Outside Business Activities

Scott Edward Burns of Monroe Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged on August 14, 2018 based upon the firm’s accusations that Burns committed a violation of LPL Financial LLC’s policy by way of engaging in unapproved outside business activities during the time that he was employed with the firm. […]

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LPL Financial Broker Suspended For Mismarking Trades

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

Tony Alan Tolene of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been fined $4,000.00 and suspended for forty-five days from associating with any Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he mismarked customer order tickets as being unsolicited when they were solicited. Letter […]

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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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LPL Financial Broker Barred For Taking Dead Clients’ Money

Cheryl Ann Stallings of Amarillo Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Stallings violated the firms supervisory procedures and systems (2) Stallings impermissibly utilized the funds of an LPL Financial […]

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LPL Fires Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

November 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Virginia Ann Pack of White House Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been terminated from employment on March 6, 2017 based upon accusations that Pack exercised discretion in a customer’s account without the firm’s authorization which was conduct violative of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally […]

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Ripper Barred In UIT Investigation

Michael Jason Ripper of Memphis Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that he neglected to furnish information to FINRA when FINRA formally requested him to do so. Case No. 2015048052801 (May 9, 2017). […]

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LPL Financial Broker Fired For Unauthorized Trading

October 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Robert Scott Davis of Richmond Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by LPL Financial on August 16, 2017 supported by accusations that Davis violated the firm’s policy by placing trades in LPL Financial customer accounts on a discretionary basis. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also confirms that […]

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LPL Blamed By Investor For Omitting ETF Risks

October 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Exchange Traded Funds, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Jordan P. Rider of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC and representative of V Wealth Management is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $125,000.00 on August 28, 2017 supported by accusations that Rider (1) executed trades in the customer’s account that were not […]

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LPL Blamed By Investor For Unauthorized Trading

October 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Suitability, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

John Ernest Orito of Fresno California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which settled for $110,000.00 in damages on December 17, 2015 supported by accusations that unsuitable and unauthorized equities trades had been executed in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

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Investor Sues LPL Financial For Bad Bonds

Rey Whitehorn of Hallandale Florida a stockbroker currently employed by LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable corporate-debt transactions were executed in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 18-01192 (Apr. […]

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LPL Financial Sued By Investor For Unauthorized Trading

Samuel Izaguirre of Pembroke Pines Florida a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) Izaguirre did not disclose information about a non-traded real estate investment trust merger and (2) Izaguirre effected the […]

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Albert Gersh Barred For Not Responding To FINRA

October 04, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Albert Sidney Gersh of Woodland Hills a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that he declined to provide FINRA information that had been requested of him. Case No. 2017053705301 (Sept. 25, 2017). According to FINRA […]

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LPL Financial Accused By Investors Of Fraud

September 28, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Marc Salvatore Pico of Fort Lee New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 3, 2018 in which the customer requested $21,843.55 in damages founded on allegations that omissions had been made to the customer concerning the terms of the variable […]

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Bankrupt Broker Fired LPL Financial For Moonlighting

Philip John Nalesnik of Pottsville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the firm on July 8, 2018 supported by allegations that Nalesnik engaged in outside business activities in violation of LPL Financial’s policy, and failed to be forthcoming to the firm when questioned about his activities. Financial Industry […]

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FINRA Suspends LPL Broker For Outside Business Activities

Robert Matthew Krieger of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial 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 engaged in outside business activities without disclosing them to LPL Financial. Letter of […]

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Investors Sue LPL Financial For REITs Sales

Bradley Clyde Fischer of Troy Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $450,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable real estate investment trust transactions were effected in the customer’s investment account which caused the customer to […]

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LPL Broker Suspended For Failure To Respond To FINRA

September 27, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gretchen Jenkins of Rochester New York a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Jenkins failed to provide FINRA personnel with information after an inquiry was made by FINRA into her activities. Case No. 2018057783001 […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Stockbroker In Investigation

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Charla Cynthia Kabana of Huntington Beach California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial 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 comply with FINRA’s investigation into her possible variable annuity sales practice violations. Letter of Acceptance […]

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LPL Sued By Investors For Bad Recommendations

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Stockbroker Fraud News, Suitability   |   0 Comments

Ryan Christopher Faley of Huntington Station New York a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $29,750.00 in damages based upon allegations that Faley made equity investment recommendations to the customer that were not suitable. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration […]

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Investor Sues LPL Financial For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Kodi Robert Hermann of Tualatin Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $9,064.03 in compensatory damages and $1,500.00 in attorneys’ fees founded on accusations of (1) breach of contract (2) negligence (3) violation of FINRA Rules […]

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LPL Financial Broker Suspended For Unauthorized Trading

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Richard Hiroyuki Yada of Little Rock Arkansas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver […]

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LPL Financial Accused By Investors Of Excessive Trading

September 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Churning, Excessive trading, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Gary Needham of Manchester by the Sea Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint where the customer sought $433,452.00 in damages on October 3, 2017 founded on accusations that (1) the customer suffered unwarranted poor performance on investments and (2) excessive stock trades were […]

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FINRA Charges LPL With Overcharging Investors

August 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Mutual Fund Fraud, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Brian Lawrence Stephan of Xenia Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC and Commonwealth Financial Network has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Stephan engaged in unsuitable mutual fund trading and the mismarking of transactions and switch forms. Department of Enforcement v. Brian Lawrence Stephan Disciplinary […]

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Investors Accuse Wells Fargo Of Bad Annuity Investments

Donald John Chiodo of Clare Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 27, 2016 where the customer sought $82,841.00 in damages based upon allegations that between April 30, 2015 and May 13, 2016, variable annuity investment recommendations […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Fired For Unauthorized Trading

August 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Scott Alan Kaufman a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been terminated from employment on June 30, 2017 based upon allegations that Kaufman failed to communicate with customers about trades prior to executing them in their accounts. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that on April 26, 2018, a […]

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Signator Accused By Investors Of Unauthorized Trading

August 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Judith Ann Tengler of Broadview Heights Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Signator Investors Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled on March 1, 2017 to resolve allegations that Tengler effected trades in the customer’s variable annuity account without procuring the customer’s authorization. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

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LPL Financial Blamed By Customer For Realizing Profits

August 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Failure to Execute, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Steven Nelson Schrader of Livonia Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 6, 2018 where the customer requested $28,857.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s instructions of transferring stock were not followed causing the customer to incur additional […]

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LPL Financial Accused Of Variable Annuity Fraud

July 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Steven Glenn Crawford of Glen Allen Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 18, 2017 where the customer sought damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that the customer was placed in a variable annuity between June 12, 2016 and […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

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

Suhail Saleem Khan of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to provide FINRA with information that was requested of him. Case No. 2017054093201 (Nov. 13, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure […]

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LPL Broker Sanctioned For Bad Annuity Sales

July 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Eric Sikes of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $10,000.00 by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and ordered to cease and desist committing violations of Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act based upon Sikes’ consent to findings that he (1) failed to conduct adequate due diligence […]

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LPL Fires Broker For Outside Business Activities

July 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Outside Business Activities, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Clifton Hideki Roberts of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the firm on April 25, 2018 based upon accusations that Roberts failed to abide by the firm’s policy concerning outside business activities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Roberts is referenced in two customer […]

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LPL Financial Sued For Misconduct

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

William Weaks Brennan of Chesterfield Missouri a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $22,978.25 in damages supported by accusations that equity transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority […]

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Suspended LPL Broker Unsuspended

Shane Jason Kelly of Port Saint Lucie Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC had been suspended with associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Kelly failed to provide FINRA with a response to its request for his information. Case No. 2017054666601 (Jan. 29, […]

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LPL Stockbroker Barred For Stealing

June 21, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Stockbroker Theft   |   0 Comments

Bradley Everett Gardner of Fort Bragg California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he converted a customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017055975701 (June 4, 2018). According to […]

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SEC Bars LPL Stockbroker For Fraud

June 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Ponzi Scheme, Securities Fraud, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Thomas Edward Andrews of Salt Lake City Utah a former LPL Financial LLC registered representative has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in all capacities according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 containing findings that Andrews committed securities fraud. In the Matter […]

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LPL Financial Stockbroker Discharged For Selling Away

June 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Selling Away, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Donald Joseph Savino Jr. of Rochester New York a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged by the firm on March 30, 2017 supported by accusations that Savino engaged in private securities transactions in violation of the firm’s policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that a customer filed an investment […]

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LPL Accused Of Failing To Follow Customer Instructions

May 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Failure to Execute, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Andre Kapulenui Kaluna of Avondale Arizona a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 1, 2018 in which the customer requested $36,451.00 in damages supported by allegations that between April of 2017 and December of 2017, the customer’s instructions were not followed regarding […]

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LPL Financial Accused Of Unit Investment Trust Fraud

May 29, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unit Investment Trusts   |   0 Comments

Ron Ray Willoughby Junior of Tempe Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $33,035.29 on January 9, 2018 founded on accusations that unit investment trust transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer. Financial […]

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LPL Financial Sued For Unsuitable Investments

Karl Horace Romero of Santa Ana California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer received recommendations that were not suitable concerning limited partnership interests. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. […]

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Customer Sues LPL Financial For REIT Suitability

Brian Lewis Baum of Longmont Colorado a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $19,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customers were placed into unsuitable energy limited partnership, business development group and real estate security transactions. Financial Industry Regulatory […]

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LPL Terminates Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

May 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Jens Mikel Poulsen of Wenatchee Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been terminated on September 20, 2016, founded on allegations that Poulsen solicited stock transactions from customers during the time that the firm had restricted his activities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Poulsen has been identified in […]

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LPL Financial Sued By Customer For Breach Of Contract

Kevin Joseph Kuhlow of Los Gatos California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by accusations including (1) misrepresentation (2) breach of contract (3) negligence (4) and breach of fiduciary duty in regard […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Stockbroker For Conversion

Laura Ortega Shean of Medford Oregon is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that she converted a customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent, No. 2017056236901 (Apr. 3, 2018). According to […]

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LPL Spangler Spanked For Hindering Investigation

April 05, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Sanders Lane Spangler of San Antonio Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC 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 accusations of his unauthorized trading in customer […]

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International Assets Advisory Fires Broker For Cause

March 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News, Unauthorized Trading   |   0 Comments

Michael Patrick Spolar of Orlando Florida is a stockbroker registered with International Assets Advisory LLC who has been fired on October 9, 2017 supported by accusations that he engaged in customer communications during a time that he was suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Particularly, on June 19, 2017, Spolar was suspended from associating […]

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Wells Fargo Fires Broker For Altering Customer Documents

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

Thomas George Sandkamp of Ontario California is a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC who was fired on May 12, 2016 supported by allegations that he altered customer account documentation after the document had already been executed by the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Sandkamp has been referenced […]

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Omega Wealth Management Owner Sanctioned By Regulator

March 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

Raymond Joseph Berg of Mound Minnesota is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial and owner of Omega Wealth Management Group Inc. who is the subject of a Consent Order issued by Minnesota Commission of Commerce in which a $3,000.00 fine was assessed based upon findings of omissions or representations relating to Berg’s qualifications. Case No. […]

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Customer Accuses LPL Financial Of Misrepresentation

March 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Annuity Schemes, Stockbroker Fraud News   |   0 Comments

David J Harrison of Allison Park Pennsylvania is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 5 2017 where the customer requested an estimated five thousand dollars in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation relating to a variable annuity that the […]

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LPL Financial LLC Terminates Stockbroker For Cause

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

Marilyn Ashley Rios of Portsmouth New Hampshire is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who was fired on November 15 2016 supported by allegations that she violated LPL Financial LLC’s policy in reference to customer account signatures. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that on September 26, 2017, a customer initiated […]

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