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Nina Jessee Latest Cetera Advisors Broker Barred by FINRA

FINRA barred former Cetera Advisors broker Nina Sue Jessee for failing to cooperate into an investigation into an unauthorized outside business activity, capping off a file of 25 disclosures, a ...
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Ron Ray Willoughby Cited for Unsuitable Short-Term UIT Trading

FINRA sanctioned former Morgan Stanley and LPL Financial broker Ron Ray Willoughby aka Ronald Willoughby, presently with Kestra Investment Services in Venice, California, for engaging in short-term ...
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Wedbush/Hilltop Securities Broker Mark Augusta Accused of Fraud, Financial Elder Abuse

A flurry of recent customer disputes filed against Southern California broker Mark Fred Augusta, formerly of Wedbush Securities in Solana Beach and presently of Hilltop Securities in Del Mar, CA, ...
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FINRA Sanctions Steven Cooper for Unsuitable Share Class Conversions

Broker Steven Paul Cooper, formerly of UBS Financial Services' Century City, CA branch, consented to FINRA's findings that he recommended and made a series of unsuitable mutual fund trades in ...
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Jonathan W. Evans & Associates Announces Filing of FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Western International Securities & Dennis Albert Mehringer, Jr.

On May 6, 2019, the Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates filed a Statement of Claim and Demand for Arbitration against Western International Securities, Inc. and its former broker Dennis ...
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Michael ("Mikey") Tanha Cited for Outside Business Activities, Private Securities Transactions

FINRA fined and suspended broker Michael Milad Tanha, formerly of Merrill Lynch in Beverly Hills, CA, for engaging in undisclosed outside business activities and participating in private securities ...
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Kajo Movsesian Barred After Review into Conduct Inconsistent with Merrill Lynch Standards

FINRA barred former Merrill Lynch broker Kajo Movsesian of the firm's Glendale, CA branch after he refused to cooperate with an investigation into his departure from Merrill Lynch for what the ...
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Jamie Bennett Sanctioned for Failing to Review E-mails, Use of Outside E-mail Address

FINRA fined and suspended Jamie Silber Bennett, CCO of Silber Bennett Financial of Encino, California, for failing to review or capture representative e-mails. The investigation found that Bennett ...
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Sarah Banon Barred for Failing to Cooperate with Investigation

Broker Sarah Leanne Banon, formerly with JP Morgan Securities in Pacific Grove, California, refused to appear for on-the-record testimony with FINRA in connection into allegations that she ...
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John Ernst Sanctioned for Ponzi-Laden Woodbridge Note Sales

FINRA fined and suspended former Foresters Equity Services (San Diego, CA) broker John Dale Ernst for engaging in undisclosed and unapproved private securities transactions in soliciting investors to ...
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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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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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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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Sigma Financial Sanctioned for Deficient Non-Traditional ETF Supervisory System

FINRA fined Sigma Financial Corporation $100,000 for failing to establish, maintain, and enforce adequate an supervisory system and procedures related to the sales of leveraged, inverse, and ...
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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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Michael Rappa Barred for $2.7 Million-worth of Woodbridge Ponzi Transactions

FINRA barred Foresters Equity Services (San Diego, CA) broker Michael John Rappa for soliciting investors to purchase promissory notes of Woodbridge Group of Companies and related real estate ...
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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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Broker-Dealers Still May Be Held Liable for Selling Away Losses: A Woodbridge Case Study

A recent InvestmentNews editorial illustrates that broker-dealers may still be liable for the actions of its brokers, even if the rogue broker sells away from the firm or otherwise engages non-clients ...
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FINRA Charges Raymond James', Amerprise's Vincent Storms with Falsifying Reports to Prevent OBA Audit Follow-Up

FINRA filed a complaint alleging that former Raymond James and Ameriprise Financial Services broker Vincent Joseph Storms falsified data submitted to Raymond James related to branch audits, causing ...
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Complaint Alleges Shopoff Securities Fraudulently Sold $12.6 Million of Promissory Notes

FINRA's Department of Enforcement alleges that William Anthony "Bill" Shopoff, Stephen Robert Shopoff, and their firm, Shopoff Securities of Irvine, California fraudulently sold nearly ...
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