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Frederick Holloway Barred for Improper Variable Annuity Exchange Recommendations & Dishonest Conduct

FINRA barred Frederick David Holloway of Holloway & Associates, Inc for improperly recommending unsuitable variable annuities (VA) exchanges to at least 39 clients, earning over $214,000 in ...
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FINRA Identifies 5 High-Price Issues in Unsuitable Variable Annuity Recommendations

In December 2018, FINRA's year-end Examination Findings Report FINRA identified five problems with industry-wide variable annuity sales related to how firms recommend these funds to customers. ...
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Glendale Securities (Sherman Oaks) Brokers Sanctioned in Penny Stock Misconduct

FINRA sanctioned Glendale Securities, Inc. and brokers George Alberto Castillo, Paul Eric Flesche, and Albert Raymond Laubenstein of the firm's Sherman Oaks, California branch, and Huanwei Huang ...
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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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Broker Bonuses and Forgivable Loans - When Brokers Place Personal Profits Above Client Interests, a William Mark Heiden Case Study

On the heels of FINRA's January 2019 complaint charging former Wedbush Securities broker William Mark Heiden of Southern California with unauthorized trading in elderly clients' brokerage ...
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Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates Investigating Dennis Albert Mehringer for Suitability, Overconcentration into Risky Bonds

The Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates is investigating FINRA broker Dennis Albert Mehringer Jr., formerly of Western International Securities in Pasadena, California, for ...
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Laguna Niguel's Craig Arsenault Barred for $5.7 Million Fraud of Atlas Capital Clients

Finding that Southern California investment adviser Craig Arsenault defrauded customers while associated with Atlas Capital Management, SEC staff barred Arsenault, writing that Arsenault committed his ...
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NAC Affirms Amerprise Broker Jim Jinkook Seol's EB-5 Private Securities Transactions and Outside Business Activities Bar

After a FINRA OHO hearing panel barred Amerprise Financial Services broker Jim Jinkook Seol ( CRD #2876279 ) of the firm's Irvine, CA branch for selling away from the firm by soliciting $100 ...
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Wedbush Pays $250k to Settle Supervision Failure Charge for SoCal Rep Timary Delorme's Pump-and-Dump Fraud

The SEC censured and ordered Wedbush Securities to pay a $250,000 penalty for failing to supervise broker Timary Delorme in Wedbush's Los Angeles office. In the twilight of her 40-year career with ...
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Emanuel Avina Sanctioned for Impersonating Ameriprise Customers

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameriprise Financial Services broker Emanuel Omar Avina for impersonating several customers out of Ameriprise's City of Industry, California branch in phone calls ...
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John Spach Barred for Trying to Settle Complaint Away from Firm

FINRA barred former Kestra Investment Services (Aliso Viejo, CA) broker John William Spach after he settled a customer dispute away from the firm and refused to cooperate with a subsequent ...
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Disgraced Merrill Lynch Broker Thomas Buck Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Securities Fraud

One year after the SEC barred ex-Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital broker Thomas Joseph Buck from the securities industry (and three years after FINRA barred him for the same), a federal judge sentenced ...
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Thomas E Burns Sanctioned for Alt Investment Mistakes at Crown Capital

FINRA fined and suspended Thomas Edward Burns III for a series of errors on Alternative Investment Forms while at Crown Capital Securities (Orange, CA) that resulted in customer complaints and caused ...
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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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LPL Financial Sues Barred Ex-Broker Christopher Lossing over $292,000 Theft it Inadvertently Aided

Shortly after FINRA barred former LPL Financial broker Christopher Joseph Lossing for failing to cooperate with its investigation, we're learning why Lossing was in trouble to begin with, as LPL ...
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FINRA's Bar of NMS Capital's Mansourian, Saliba, Tabizon, Younger Becomes Final

After FINRA barred former NMS Capital Securities (Beverly Hills, California) brokers Arthur Mansourian, Trevor Michael Saliba, Richard Daniel Tabizon (all Southern California), and Sperry Randall ...
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Donald Logan Fined $25k for Unauthorized Discretionary Trades, Having Customers Sign Blank Documents

FINRA fined and suspended former Edward Jones and Waddell & Reed broker Donald Logan for exercising 365 discretionary trades in 42 customer accounts from 2014 through 2018, all without ...
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Paul Wishingrad Sanctioned for Unauthorized Use of Discretion in UBS Client Accounts

FINRA fined and suspended Paul Steven Wishingrad for using discretion in customer accounts held at UBS Financial Services in Beverly Hills, CA without authorization, and after reportedly being warned ...
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Gary Pevey Barred Over Unauthorized Note Sales in Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme

FINRA barred former Mutual Securities Inc. (Sacramento, CA) broker Gary Lyle Pevey for selling $1.11 million in Woodbridge promissory notes to 15 investors. Woodbridge is the name of the real estate- ...
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Cetera Advisor Networks Fined $1.4 Million for Broker Koehler's Unsuitable Churning and Excessive Mutual Fund Trading

FINRA fined El Segundo, CA-headquartered Cetera Advisor Networks $1.4 million for a handful of violations and failures regarding broker Mark Charles Koehler's unsuitable and excessive trading of ...
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SEC's Latest Los Angeles Complaint Charges 11 More in Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme

FINRA-registered brokers Alan Harold New co-owner of Synergy Investment Services and Jeffrey L Wendel, formerly of Center Street Securities and Wendel Investment Network headline a list of 11 ...
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FINRA Reports Problems with Overconcentration in REITs, Unsuitable Variable Annuity Recommendations

FINRA's 2018 year-end Examination Findings Report identified several problem areas in the securities industry relative to broker and firm interactions with retail investors, including ...
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Sean J. Waters Barred for Churning Senior Citizen's Retirement Accounts, Racking Up Fees and Losses

FINRA barred former Financial West Group (Los Angeles, CA) broker Sean J Waters for excessive trading in his elderly client's individual and IRA accounts with reckless disregard for his senior ...
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Frank Dietrich Cited for Selling $10.8 Million in Investments in Woodbridge Group of Companies Ponzi Scheme

FINRA barred broker Frank Roland Dietrich for his participation in a massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme related to investments in the Woodbridge Group of Companies, disciplining the former Quest ...
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Terminated JP Morgan Broker Hector Villalta Sanctioned for Unapproved Outside Business Activity

FINRA fined and suspended former JP Morgan (Culver City and Santa Monica, CA branches) broker Hector Villalta for engaging in an outside business activity without prior written notice to or approval ...
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