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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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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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Luke Powell Sanctioned for Unauthorized Participation in $350,000 Private Securities Transactions

FINRA fined Luke Andrew Powell for participating in private securities transactions totaling $350,000 without providing proper written notice to his firm, Flying Cloud Securities of San Francisco, ...
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LPL Ex-Broker Sonya Camarco Sentenced to 20 Years for Stealing Client Funds, Fraud

The US District Court for Colorado sentenced former LPL Financial representative Sonya Delora Camarco to 20 years in prison for stealing several millions of dollars from clients between 2013 and 2017 ...
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David Ferwerda Barred in Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme, 1 Global Capital Fraud Investigation

FINRA barred former Signator Investors Inc. broker David Carl Ferwerda for failing to cooperate with its investigation into the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme concerning the Woodbridge Group of Companies, ...
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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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Former Morgan Stanley Broker John-Aaron Lenhert Cited for Borrowing Funds from Customers

FINRA fined and suspended John-Aaron Lenhert, formerly of Morgan Stanley in Laguna Niguel, California, for borrowing funds from multiple customers without approval and for related misrepresentations, ...
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Daniel Kittner Suspended for 700 Unauthorized Discretionary Trades

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameritas Investment Corp. broker Daniel K Kittner for effecting approximately 700 trades in six accounts without first contacting his customers. The findings indicate ...
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IFG's Jon Pariser Barred During Investigation into Unsuitable Investments, Referral to Unlicensed Agent

FINRA barred former Independent Financial Group (Pacific Grove, CA) broker Jon Richard Pariser after he failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations surrounding the recommendation or ...
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Robert Torcivia Disciplined Over Beneficiary Designations, Inheriting Money from Clients

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameriprise Financial Services and Moors & Cabot, Inc broker Robert Charles Torcivia for improperly accepting and failing to disclose fiduciary and beneficiary ...
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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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Stephen T Hurtuk Barred During Unsuitable Recommendations Investigation

FINRA barred former Stifel, Nicolaus & Company broker Stephen Thomas Hurtuk for failing to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that he made unsuitable recommendations to customers in ...
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HD Vest Investment's Jerry Raines & Donna Barnard Barred in Ongoing Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme Investigation

FINRA barred former HD Vest Investment Services brokers Jerry Davis Raines and Donna Lynn Barnard for failing to cooperate with staff investigating sales of promissory notes related to the Woodbridge ...
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Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Chairman Phillip Frost Charged with Fraud in Pump-and-Dump Penny Stock Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Ladenburgh Thalmann Financial Services chairman and largest shareholder Phillip Frost and a handful of co-defendants with perpetrating a series of ...
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Richard Hughes Suspended for Coaxing Elderly Client to Lie About Excessive Commissions for Unsuitable UIT and Mutual Fund Recommendations

FINRA fined and suspended former Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks broker Richard Stephen Hughes for instructing an elderly client to lie about the commissions charged in short-term trading unit ...
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Merrill Lynch to Pay $8.9 Million to SEC for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest

The SEC censured Merrill Lynch and ordered the firm pay $8.9 million in fines, disgorgment and penalties after finding the firm violated the Advisers Act by failing to disclose a key conflict of ...
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StockCross Financial Services, LA Broker Peter Cunningham Accused of Fraudulent, Unethical UIT Trading Practices

Founded in Boston and now based in Beverly Hills, California, StockCross Financial Services and its Los Angeles-based broker Peter Edward Cunningham stand accused of causing losses in customer ...
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National Planning Corp, Investment Centers of America, SII Investments and IFC Holdings Fined $1.7 Million, Ordered to Pay $6 Million in Restitution for Variable Annuity Sales Misconduct

FINRA fined four firms—National Planning Corporation, Investment Centers of America, SII Investments, and IFC Holdings aka INVEST Financial Corporation—a total of $1.7 million and ordered ...
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FINRA Fines Royal Alliance, FSC, SagePoint Financial, and Woodbury $1 Million for Variable Annuity Supervision Violations

FINRA fined Royal Alliance Associates, FSC Securities Corporation, SagePoint Financial, and Woodbury Financial a total of $1 million for failing to establish and maintain adequate supervisory systems ...
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FINRA Bars Paul Soll Over Investigation into Elder Abuse, Churning, and Unsuitable Penny Stock Recommendations

FINRA barred former Financial West Group and Western International Securities (both Los Angeles, California) broker Paul Edward Soll for refusing to cooperate with an investigation involving trading ...
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IFG's Dennis Contrestano Cited for Unauthorized Transactions at Prior Firm RBC

FINRA fined and suspended Independent Financial Group (Fresno, CA) broker Dennis Anthony Contrestano for a series of unauthorized transactions while associated with prior firm RBC Capital, also of ...
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After SEC Fraud Charge, FINRA Bars Robert Tweed for Making False Statements to Obtain $1.6 Million in Athenian Fund LP

With a pending SEC fraud charge to his name, FINRA barred Robert Russel "Rusty" Tweed of Glendale, California from the securities industry, finding he negligently made false and misleading ...
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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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