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Ed Matthes Barred After Misappropriation, Forged Account Statement Allegations

FINRA barred former Mutual of Omaha financial adviser Edward Earl "Ed" Matthes after he failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations he misappropriated funds from clients and ...
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Unauthorized Trading, Suitability, and Customer Abuse Complaints Catch Up to Wedbush's William Mark Heiden of Southern California

With 14 customer disputes and millions paid in settlements since 2015 surrounding allegations of unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading, overconcentration, abuse of margin, fraud, elder ...
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San Diego "Financial Whiz of Local Airwaves" Kyle Harrington Barred After Conversion, Undisclosed Private Securities Transaction Investigations

FINRA barred former National Securities Corporation (San Diego) broker Kyle Patrick Harrington for allegedly trying to obstruct FINRA and firm investigations into allegations that he converted ...
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Michael Scott Livermore Sanctioned for Failing to Report Felonies

Michael Scott Livermore's 23-year career with Merrill Lynch in Stockton, California came to an abrupt end earlier this year when the firm discharged him for failing to timely disclose reportable ...
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Charla Kabana Barred During Investigation into Variable Annuity Business at LPL Financial

FINRA barred Charla Cynthia Kabana after she refused to cooperate with an investigation into the circumstances surrounding her termination from LPL Financial of Huntington Beach, CA, in which the firm ...
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FINRA Sanctions Ryan Logan for Commission Sharing After Unregistered Assistant Sold Variable Annuities Without a License

FINRA fined and suspended Southern California broker Ryan Alexander Logan, formerly of MML Investors Services in Newport Beach, for commission sharing with an unregistered person—his sales ...
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Uncooperative Juergen Weber (Unsuitable, Unauthorized Trades) and Benjamin S. Johnson (Failure to Report Liens) Barred

Former Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage representative Juergen received a permanent bar from the securities industry after failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations that he made ...
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David Unsworth Sanctioned for Undisclosed Private Securities Sales

FINRA fined and suspended David Woods "Chip" Unsworth Jr., formerly of National Securities Corporation in San Francisco, California, for failing to disclose a private securities transactions ...
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Massachusetts to Investigate Private Placement Sales & Related Practices at 10 Firms

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and chief securities regulator William Galvin announced a state investigation of private placement sales and related sales practices at 10 broker-dealers ...
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Kyusun Kim Barred for Unsuitable Recommendations of REITs and Alt Investments in Elderly Investors' Retirement Accounts

FINRA barred former Independent Financial Group and Sandlapper Securities, broker Kyusun Kim for unsuitably recommending that a number of elderly and retiring customers liquidate their 401(k) and ...
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In Wake of Unsuitable Recommendations Action, FINRA Bars Lawrence John Fawcett for Failing to Cooperate with Outside Business Activities Investigation

Months after serving a suspension and paying fines and disgorgment to settle charges that he unsuitably recommended mutual funds in a customer's IRA account, FINRA barred former Westpark Capital, ...
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SEC Charges Wedbush Securities with Failing to Supervise Timary Delorme in Penny Stock Market Manipulation Scheme

Having issued southern California broker Timary Ann Delorme aka Timary Kennally Koller a cease-and-desist order and ordering $50,000 in civil penalties for her involvement in Izak Zirk Engelbrecht aka ...
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Guilty of Fraudulent Scheming to Overcharge Clients, SEC Bars Ex-Merrill Lynch Rep Thomas J. Buck

SEC officials barred former Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital broker Thomas Joseph Buck, who pleaded guilty to overcharging clients in October and was previously barred by FINRA in 2015. The SEC in ...
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FINRA to Flag Brokers as High-Risk Due to Association with Recidivist Reps, Fraudulent Firms

In a video segment, A Few Minutes with FINRA, Executive Vice President and Head of FINRA Member Regulation Mike Rufino introduced the regulator's High-Risk Registered Representative Program, in ...
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Ameriprise's Lorene Fairbanks Sanctioned for Unauthorized Loan from Customer, Violative Text Messages

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameriprise Financial Services representative Lorene Fairbanks aka Lorene Fairbanks Miller for improperly borrowing money from a client, and for exchanging business ...
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FINRA's 2018 Priorities Include Suitability, Cryptocurrency, High-Risk Brokers & Firms, Microcap/Penny Stocks, and Margin

FINRA released its annual regulatory and examination priorities letter for 2018, highlighting several points of emphasis for the regulator in the new year. Key in this list are sales practice concerns ...
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Ex-Wells Fargo Reps Charles Frieda and Charles Lynch Barred for Energy Sector Overconcentration and Millions in Losses

FINRA barred Charles Henry Frieda and Charles Bernard Lynch, formerly of Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Clearing Services in Irvine, California, finding that the duo unsuitably over-concentrated ...
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Accused of Elder Fraud in Trying to Generate Commissions, FINRA Bars Hank Werner for Churning and Excessive Trading

A FINRA hearing panel barred broker Henry "Hank" Mark Werner for fraudulently churning an account held by a 77-year-old blind widow, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars of ...
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Lisa J. Lowi Barred During Investigation into Unsuitable Trading, Unauthorized Transactions Complaints

FINRA barred former RBC Capital Markets and Janey Montgomery Scott representative Lisa Jacqueline Lowi (Lisa Vineberg) after she failed to cooperate with an investigation concerning customer ...
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SLCG Study Finds Aegis Capital, Newbridge Securities Employ Most Brokers with History of Complaints

A Securities Litigation & Consulting Group (SLCG) study ranked brokerage firms based on broker complaint history, finding that nearly one quarter of all brokers employed by Aegis Capital Corp and ...
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Bae Keun Yu Suspended for Undisclosed Outside Securities Business

FINRA suspended former Kayan Securities, Inc. broker Bae Keun Yu (aka Byron Yu) of Los Angeles for failing to disclose his involvement with Optima Koam Investments, Inc., an outside business activity ...
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Ex-Newport Coast Securities Broker George Dahl Barred in 15th Disclosure

FINRA barred former Newport Coast Securities (Irvine, California) broker George Jeffrey Dahl of Laguna Woods after he refused to provide testimony during an on-the-record interview. In 2016, FINRA ...
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With 33rd Disclosure Since 2002, Broker Tiffany Ann De Ruosi (Rigali), Criminal Record in Hand, is Suspended

FINRA fined and suspended former Centaurus Financial, Inc. and Brookstreet Securities Corporation (both Newport Beach, CA) broker Tiffany Ann De Ruosi (aka Tiffany DeRuosi, who has since married and ...
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"Massive Energy" Broker John Kai Barred After Undisclosed Private Securities Transactions, Outside Business & Discretion Investigation

John Kaleihiehie Kai, formerly of First Allied Securities' Hilo, Hawaii branch, and who once challenged potential clients to Google him before investing, has himself received a permanent bar from ...
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Ex-JP Morgan Securities Rep Todd Jason Jones Sanctioned for Unauthorized Trading in Complex ETN

FINRA suspended former JP Morgan Securities broker Todd Jason Jones and fined him $15,000 for exercising discretion in customer accounts without authorization to purchase over $200,000-worth of ...
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