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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Massive Woodbridge Fraud Grows as 5 Charged With Selling $243 Million of Ponzi Product to 1,600 Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged five salespeople for posing as financial advisers even though they were not registered with the Commission, selling $243 million-worth of Woodbridge ...
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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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SEC Charges Woodbridge Group of Companies in 'Massive' $1.2 Billion Ponzi Scheme Targeting 8,400 Investors

The SEC formally charged Woodbridge Group of Companies and owner Robert H Shapiro of Sherman Oaks, California and Aspen, Colorado with securities fraud, ordering their assets frozen and alleging the ...
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NASAA Identifies Notes, Real Estate, Ponzi, Oil and Gas, Affinity Fraud, and Variable Annuities as Biggest Investor Threats

The North American Securities Administrations Association (NASAA) announced the top threats to investors, identifying the most frequent sources of current investor complaints or industry ...
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Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC, Under SEC Investigation for $1 Billion Fraud as Fund Misses Notes Payment

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating embattled California luxury real estate developer Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC, with SEC officials claiming the company directly and ...
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