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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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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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FINRA's 2019 Exam Priorities Feature Senior Protections, Suitability, Outside Business Activities

FINRA identified several sales practice risks and investor protection points of emphasis in its 2019 risk monitoring and examination priorities letter, building upon a 2018 decision to concentrate on ...
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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 and SEC Launch Investigation of GPB Capital Holdings

Two months after Massachusetts regulator William Galvin began investigating GPB over its illiquid, high-risk, and high-commission alternative investment sales, FINRA and SEC personnel have taken up ...
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Nicholas Radke Barred During Investigation into Unapproved Private Securities Transaction, Elder Abuse Fraud Lawsuit

FINRA barred former MML Investors Services (Irvine, CA) broker Nicholas Randolph Radke after he failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that he participated in a private securities ...
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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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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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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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Frank Marino Sanctioned for False, Misleading, and Inaccurate Claims on Cannabis Investment Company Website

FINRA fined and suspended Frank Thomas Marino, formerly of Privex Securities in Lake Forest and Marv Capital of Newport Beach, CA, for operating or helping to administer a website for a cannabis ...
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Kenny Mezher Sanctioned for Unapproved Crescent Ridge Volatility Fund Transactions

FINRA fined and suspended former Growth Capital Services, Inc. (San Francisco) broker Kenny Danny Mezher for selling nearly $180,000 in limited partnership interests in an unapproved private security ...
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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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Bradley Tennison Barred After Recommending $300k Wire Investment Away from Firm

FINRA barred former Geneos Wealth Management (Mesa, AZ) broker Bradley Joseph Tennison in connection with an investigation into recommending a customer wire $300,000 to an investment away from the ...
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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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With $13.8 Million in Settlements, Stephen Hoshimi Suspended for Undisclosed Outside Business Activity

FINRA named "The Hoshimi Group" as an unauthorized outside business activity that Newport Beach broker Stephen Johnathan Hoshimi aka Steve Hoshimi failed to disclose to his firm, Crescent ...
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$1.2 Billion Ponzi at Woodbridge Group of Companies More Widespread Than Thought

An InvestmentNews report suggests that the $1.2 billion Ponzi and fraud scheme the SEC in January charged Robert H Shapiro (Sherman Oaks, California, and Aspen, Colorado)'s Woodbridge Group of ...
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Arizona Indicts Howard Price, III for Stealing $475,000 from IRA Accounts

The State of Arizona indicted former AXA Advisors, LLC broker Howard Milton Price III, charging him with three felonies, including fraud and theft, for allegedly stealing $475,000 from the IRA ...
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DOJ Charges Gary Basralian with Fraud, Suit Claims He & Preyed on Elderly Women, Royal Alliance Customers

Former Royal Alliance Associates broker Gary John Basralian, barred from the securities industry in March 2018, faces criminal charges including wire fraud and investment adviser fraud for allegedly ...
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SEC Bars Lauramarie Colangelo for Helping Tarek Bahgat Misappropriate Client Funds Under Guise of Paying Senior Citizens' Internet Bills

The SEC instituted administrative proceedings ordering former WealthCFO operations manager Lauramarie Colangelo barred from the securities industry in relation to an action against WealthCFO, LLC and ...
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Troubled LPL Financial to Pay $26 Million for Selling Unregistered, Non-Exempt Securities

LPL Financial reached settlement with the North American State Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to pay nearly $26 million in fines and penalties for selling unregistered securities not ...
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FBI Arrests Ex-Ameriprise Broker Li Lin Hsu for Fraud, Stealing from Clients

FBI agents arrested former Ameriprise Financial Services representative Li Lin Hsu of Diamond Bar, California and charged her with mail fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and money laundering. ...
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Michael Hurtgen Sanctioned for Soliciting Raymond James Customers to Invest Away from Firm

FINRA fined and suspended former Raymond James Financial Services broker and registered supervisor Michael Murphy Hurtgen for soliciting firm customers to invest in private placements away from the ...
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