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New Hope, Pennsylvania Stockbroker Fraud Lawyer

Did Yegor Kashirsky Cause You Investment Losses? Yegor Kashirsky of New Hope, Pennsylvania submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of three months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly altered and fabricated documents in violation of FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from March 25, 2021, through June 14, 2021. In October 2017, Yegor Kashirsky joined Vanguard Marketing Corporation while registered as a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) reporting that Kashirsky had been discharged due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA requested a copy of a firm document regarding Vanguard’s contingency plan for responding to system outages and a copy of an internal firm communication related to a trading outage. The findings state that Kashirsky allegedly altered the contingency plan documents by removing certain sections and submitted them to FINRA without informing them that they had in fact been altered. The FINRA findings also state that Kashirsky allegedly failed to locate the requested communication so instead he fabricated a copy based upon information gathered from a different trading outage and submitted it to FINRA without informing them that it had been fabricated. Although Yegor Kashirsky no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons to observe “high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade” in the conduct of their business. “Falsifying documents is a prime example of misconduct” that violates Rule 2010. In particular, affixing customer signatures or otherwise altering account transfer forms violates FINRA Rule 2010. Do You Need a Pennsylvania Stockbroker Fraud Attorney? Are you a New Hope, Pennsylvania investor who has suffered significant losses your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Pennsylvania stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments, or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Misrepresentation and Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Serving New Hope, Pennsylvania Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Pennsylvania, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving Pennsylvania citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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La Vista, Nebraska Mutual Fund Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Securities America, Inc. Cause You Investment Losses? Securities America, Inc. submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which they were censured, fined $100,000, ordered to pay $235,979.77 plus interest in restitution to customers and required to establish and implement policies, procedures, and internal controls. The sanctions were based on findings that Securities America allegedly failed to reasonably supervise representatives’ recommendations and lacked a reasonable supervisory system in violation of NASD Rule 3010 and FINRA Rules 3110 and 2010. Securities America, which became a FINRA member firm in 1981, is headquartered in La Vista, Nebraska and has approximately 4,200 registered representatives and 2,400 branch offices throughout the United States. According to FINRA findings, Securities America allegedly failed to reasonably supervise its registered representatives recommendations of a mutual fund, LJM Preservation & Growth Fund (LJM) and permitted the sale of the funds. The findings state that the firms representatives sold more than $616,000 in the mutual fund to customers without conducting reasonable due diligence and  without a sufficient understanding of its risks and features, including that the fund pursued a risky strategy. The FINRA findings further state that the fund eventually liquidated and closed after an extreme volatility event which caused the value to drop 80 percent, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses for the customers. NASD Rule 3010 and its successor, FINRA Rule 3110, set forth FINRA members’ supervisory obligations. Subsection (a) requires that each member shall establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of each associated person that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable NASD and FINRA Rules. Subsection (b) requires that each member shall establish, maintain, and enforce written procedures to supervise the types of business in which it engages and the activities of its associated persons that are reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with the applicable NASD and FINRA Rules. Violations of FINRA Rule 3110 and NASD Rule 3010 also constitute violations of FINRA Rule 2010. Do You Need a Nebraska Mutual Fund Investment Dispute Attorney? Are you a La Vista, Nebraska investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Nebraska stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Mutual Fund investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Mutual Fund or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated, and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands Mutual Fund investments and stockbroker abuses such as when they are making unsuitable investments in Class A, B, or C shares of other classes of mutual funds to increase their commissions, missing breakpoints to generate higher commissions, switching of mutual funds that are intended long term investments outside of a mutual fund family to generate more commissions for them. Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Mutual Fund Investment Attorneys Serving La Vista, Nebraska Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Nebraska, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes serving Nebraska citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney

Did Louise Jones Cause You Investment Losses? Louise Jones of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which she was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of two months. The sanctions were based on findings that she allegedly engaged in outside business activities in violation of FINRA Rules 3270 and 2010.  The suspension was in effect from March 15, 2021, through May 14, 2021. From January 2017 through January 2020, Louise Jones was registered with three different FINRA member firms. According to FINRA, one of the associated firms, Craft Capital, filed a Uniform Termination for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) terminating Jones’s registration due to alleged misconduct. The findings state that while associated with all three firms, Jones also worked for a publicly traded company and served as the Chief Executive Officer and a board member without providing notice to any of the firms. The findings further state that Jones did not disclose her involvement with the company in her new employee paperwork or in an annual compliance questionnaire submitted to Craft Capital and received approximately $41,000 in compensation from the company. Although Louise Jones no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm she remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. NASD Rule 2510(b) prohibits registered representatives from “exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account” unless the customer has provided prior written authorization to the representative and the account has been accepted as a discretionary account, in writing, by the representative’s member firm. A violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”. Do You Need a New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Are you an Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent facts, fail to disclose facts making the statements made false and misleading, recommend unsuitable investments or strategies, excessively trade or churn, mismanage your investment account or engage in other kinds of stockbroker misconduct? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration attorney—a lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorneys Serving Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout New Jersey, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Woodmere, New York Private Placement Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Dalmore Group LLC Cause You Investment Losses? Dalmore Group LLC of Woodmere, New York submitted Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which they were censured and fined $40,000. The sanctions were based on findings that the firm failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system, including written supervisory procedures, and failed to submit required offering documents to FINRA in violation of FINRA Rules 3110, 5123, and 2010. Since November 2005, Dalmore Group LLC (Dalmore) has been registered with FINRA and has approximately 40 registered representatives in their three branches. According to FINRA’s findings, from April 2017 through February 2019, Dalmore failed to conduct and document investigations regarding two private placements by relying almost exclusively on the issuers, before they allowed them to be recommended and sold. The findings state that as a result of the misconduct, the firm failed to uncover relevant information on the issuer of the private placements. In addition, FINRA findings state that Dalmore failed to file offering documents for 26 private placements within the allowed 15 calendar days and instead made its filings from 16 days to 335 days after the date of the first sale. FINRA Rule 3110(a) requires that FINRA members “establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of each associated person that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable FINRA rules.” FINRA Rule 3110(b) requires that each FINRA member “establish, maintain, and enforce written procedures to supervise the types of business in which it engages and the activities of its associated persons that are reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable FINRA Rules.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3110 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires member firms to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” A broker-dealer has a duty to conduct a reasonable investigation concerning any private placement offering that it recommends and sells to its customers. FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22 explains that the amount and nature of the investigation turns on various factors, including, but not limited to, “the nature of the recommendation, the role of the broker in the transaction, its knowledge and relationship to the issuer, and the size and stability of the issuer.” Regulatory Notice 10-22 further reminds firms that they must have supervisory procedures that are reasonably designed to ensure, among other things, that the firm’s personnel investigate each private placement the firm recommends and that they do so in a manner that is sufficiently rigorous to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. FINRA Rule 5123 requires that a member that sells a security in a non-public offering in reliance on an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 must: (i) submit to FINRA, or have submitted on its behalf, a copy of any private placement memorandum, term sheet or other offering document, used in connection with such sale within 15 calendar days of the date of first sale, or (ii) notify FINRA that no such offering documents were used. Rule 5123 was implemented to “enhance oversight and investor protection” and provide “more timely and complete information about the private placement activities of firms on behalf of other issuers. Do You Need a New York Attorney for a Private Placement Investment Dispute? Are you a Woodmere, New York investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New York stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about an investment in a Private Placement or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Private Placement like GPB Capital Holdings or EquiAlt or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation by an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Private Placement investments. You need an experienced lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Private Placement Investment Attorneys Serving Woodmere, New York Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout New York, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes serving New York citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Fairfield, Iowa Mutual Fund Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Cause You Investment Losses? Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which they were censured, fined $400,000, ordered to pay $3,134,354.82 in restitution to customers and required to establish and implement policies, procedures, and internal controls. The sanctions were based on findings that Cambridge allegedly failed to reasonably supervise representatives’ recommendations and lacked a reasonable supervisory system in violation of NASD Rule 3010 and FINRA Rules 3110 and 2010. Cambridge, which became a FINRA member firm in 1995, is headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa and has approximately 4,400 registered representatives and 2,500 branch offices throughout the United States. According to FINRA findings, Cambridge allegedly failed to reasonably supervise its registered representatives recommendations of a mutual fund, LJM Preservation & Growth Fund (LJM) and permitted the sale of the funds. The findings state that Cambridge representatives sold more than $18 million in the mutual fund to customers without conducting reasonable due diligence and  without a sufficient understanding of its risks and features, including that the fund pursued a risky strategy. The FINRA findings further state that the fund eventually liquidated and closed after an extreme volatility event which caused the value to drop 80 percent, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for the customers. NASD Rule 3010 and its successor, FINRA Rule 3110, set forth FINRA members’ supervisory obligations. Subsection (a) requires that each member shall establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of each associated person that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable NASD and FINRA Rules. Subsection (b) requires that each member shall establish, maintain, and enforce written procedures to supervise the types of business in which it engages and the activities of its associated persons that are reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with the applicable NASD and FINRA Rules. Violations of FINRA Rule 3110 and NASD Rule 3010 also constitute violations of FINRA Rule 2010. Do You Need an Iowa Attorney for a Mutual Fund Investment Dispute? Are you a Fairfield, Iowa investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Iowa stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Mutual Fund investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Mutual Fund or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated, and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands Mutual Fund investments and stockbroker abuses such as when they are making unsuitable investments in Class A, B, or C shares of other classes of mutual funds to increase their commissions, missing breakpoints to generate higher commissions, switching of mutual funds that are intended long term investments outside of a mutual fund family to generate more commissions for them. Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Mutual Fund Investment Attorneys Serving Fairfield, Iowa Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Iowa, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes serving Iowa citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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West Hollywood, California Lawyer Who Sues Stockbrokers For Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

Did Trevor Bradner Rahn Cause You Investment Losses? Trevor Bradner Rahn of West Hollywood, California submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 18 months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations and exercised discretionary trading in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 2111(a) and 2010. The suspension is in effect from April 5, 2021, through October 4, 2022. On July 30, 2010, Trevor Bradner Rahn joined J.P. Morgan Securities LLC while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that Rahn had been discharged due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Rahn recommended an investment strategy to customers and executed orders in 32 accounts without having a reasonable basis to make such recommendations. The FINRA findings state that Rahn allegedly relied on the firm’s system to automatically assign commissions without taking steps to confirm it actually did and would often enter a separate commission on each trade that was greater than the amount that would be charged under the firms system. In addition, the findings further state that Rahn exercised time and price discretion on these trades without notice or approval from the customers or his member firm. Although Trevor Bradner Rahn is no longer registered with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 2111(a) requires an associated person to “have a reasonable basis to believe  that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer. The recommendation must be based on reasonable diligence demonstrating it is suitable for at least some investors. Moreover, the reasonable diligence must provide the associated person with an understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the recommended security or strategy. The lack of such an understanding when recommending a security or strategy violates the suitability rule. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111(a) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. NASD Rule 2510(b) generally prohibits a registered representative from exercising discretionary power in a customer’s account without prior written authorization from the customer and written acceptance from the member firm. While NASD Rule 2510(d)(1) provides an exception for same-day time and price discretion, any exercise of time and price discretion must be reflected on the order ticket.” Do You Need a California Attorney for an Unsuitable Investment Recommendation? Are you a West Hollywood, California investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? Suitability claims can be based upon the stockbroker or investment advisor’s fiduciary duty, duty to use reasonable care, or FINRA Rule 2111. If you believe that your stockbroker or investment advisor made unsuitable recommendations, you need a skilled securities arbitration attorney who knows all the investments, investment strategies and stockbroker tricks of the trade. Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Lawyers Serving West Hollywood, California Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations Involving Unsuitable Investment Claims At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout California, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving California citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Stockbroker Fraud Attorney

Did Kishan Parikh Cause You Investment Losses? Kishan Parikh of Jersey City, New Jersey was named a Respondent in a FINRA complaint alleging that he made unsuitable recommendations and excessively traded in his customers’ accounts in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. In May 2012, Kishan Parikh joined Aegis Capital Corp. while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) reporting Parikh’s voluntary termination. According to the FINRA complaint, Kishan allegedly executed 442 trades with a principal value of approximately $31.1 million in five customers’ accounts. The FINRA allegations state that the excessive and unsuitable trading in the customers’ accounts resulted in annualized turnover rates ranging from 10.9 to 199.8 and annualized cost-to-equity ratios ranging from 27.5% to 59.7%. The complaint further states that Parikh’s alleged excessive and unsuitable trading caused combined losses of $33,000 while he received commission of at least $89,000. FINRA Rule 2111(a) provides in pertinent part that “[a] member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile.” FINRA Rule 2010 requires registered representatives to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Do You Need a New Jersey Stockbroker Fraud Attorney? Are you a Jersey City, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Misrepresentation and Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Serving Jersey City, New Jersey Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout New Jersey, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Aliso Viejo, California Private Placement Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Jeffrey David Stanga Cause You Investment Losses? Jeffrey David Stanga of Aliso Viejo, California submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $10,000, suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 12 months and ordered to pay disgorgement of benefits received in the amount of $28,359, plus interest. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly failed to fully disclose his outside business activities and participated in private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3270, 3280, and 2010. The suspension is in effect from April 5, 2021, through April 4, 2022. In October 2014, Jeffrey David Stanga joined FMN Capital while registered as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA’s findings, Stanga allegedly participated in outside business activities and private transactions without notice or approval from his member firm. The findings state that although Stanga had informed his firm of certain outside business activities, he failed to disclose the fact that he served as a manager for an investment-related business and previously sold promissory notes of approximately $1,160,000 to four investors in connection with a real estate brokerage firm. In addition, Stanga received $28,359 in referral fees in connection with the private transactions that he was ordered to pay back. Although Jeffrey David Stanga is no longer registered with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 3270 provides that “[n]o registered person may be an employee,  independent contractor, sole proprietor, officer, director or partner of another person, or  be compensated, or have the reasonable expectation of compensation, from any other  person as a result of any business activity outside the scope of the relationship with his or  her member firm, unless he or she has provided prior written notice to the member, in  such form as specified by the member.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3270 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. FINRA Rule 3280, and its predecessor, NASD Rule 3040, requires that prior to  participating in a private securities transaction, a person associated with a member firm  shall provide written notice to his or her firm, “describing in detail the proposed  transaction and the person’s proposed role therein and stating whether he has received or  may receive selling compensation in connection with the transaction.” Do You Need a California Private Placement Investment Attorney? Are you an Aliso Viejo, California investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your California stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about an investment in a Private Placement or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Private Placement like GPB Capital Holdings or EquiAlt or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation by an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Private Placement investments. You need an experienced lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Private Placement Investment Lawyers Serving Aliso Viejo, California Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout California, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes serving California citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Cincinnati, Ohio FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyer

Did Herbert Garrett Frey Cause You Investment Losses? Herbert Garrett Frey of Cincinnati, Ohio submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was accessed a fine of $15,000, suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 16 months, and ordered to pay a disgorgement of commissions received in the amount of $73,137 plus interest. The sanctions were based on findings that he engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in a customer’s account, placed unauthorized trades, and gave misleading and inaccurate information to the customer in violation of FINRA Rules 4511, 2111 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from April 5, 2021, through August 4, 2022.  In November 2017, Herbert Garrett Frey joined Union Capital Company under multiple registrations including a General Securities Principal. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that Frey had been permitted to resign due to misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Frey engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading when he executed 679 trades in a customer’s account without authorization. The findings state that Frey’s trading caused the customer to pay $135,210 in fees and commissions, $76,137 of which Frey retained, and incur a total loss of $142,805. The findings further state that Frey provided inaccurate information regarding the transactions and caused his firm to maintain inaccurate books and records. Although Hebert Garrett Frey is no longer associated with a member film, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 2111(a) provides in pertinent part that “[a] member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile.” FINRA Rule 2010 requires registered representatives to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Unauthorized trading or executing transactions in a customer’s account without the customer’s prior knowledge or consent, violates FINRA Rule 2010. FINRA Rule 4511(a) states that “[m]embers shall make and preserve books and records as required under the FINRA rules, the Exchange Act and the applicable Exchange Act rules.” An individual may violate FINRA Rule 4511 by causing his or her member firm to fail to maintain accurate books and records. Do You Need an Ohio FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Are you a Cincinnati, Ohio investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Ohio stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent facts, fail to disclose facts making the statements made false and misleading, recommend unsuitable investments or strategies, excessively trade or churn, mismanage your investment account or engage in other kinds of stockbroker misconduct? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration attorney—a lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyers Serving Cincinnati, Ohio Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Ohio, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving Ohio citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Staten Island, New York Stockbroker Fraud Attorney

Did Allan Katz Cause You Investment Losses? Allan Katz of Staten Island, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 20 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly falsified documents in violation of FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from April 19, 2021, through May 14, 2021. In April 2008, Allan Katz joined with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc as a General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal, and a Municipal Securities Principal. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Katz recommended that a customer move directly held mutual funds into two management investment accounts and the customer agreed by signing two transfer forms to transfer two retirement and nine non-retirement mutual funds. The findings state that when asked to submit  separate transfer forms for each mutual fund, Katz reused the original account signature 11 times to expedite the transactions. Allan Katz is currently registered with another member firm and remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons to observe “high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade” in the conduct of their business. “Falsifying documents is a prime example of misconduct” that violates Rule 2010. In particular, affixing customer signatures or otherwise altering account transfer forms violates FINRA Rule 2010 Do You Need a New York Stockbroker Fraud Attorney? Are you a Staten Island, New York investor who has suffered significant losses your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New York stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments, or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Misrepresentation and Stockbroker Fraud Attorneys Serving Staten Island, New York Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout New York, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award. Se habla español For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving New York citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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