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Plainview, New York Securities Account Churning Attorney

Did Steven Luftschein Cause You Investment Losses? An Office of Hearing Officers decision became final in which Steven Robert Luftschein of Plainview, New York was barred from association from any FINRA member in all capacities. The sanction was based on findings that Luftschein allegedly churned and excessively traded in three customers’ accounts in violation of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and also FINRA Rules 2111, 2020 and 2010. From June 2013 through early October 2016, Steven Robert Luftschein was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA’s findings, Luftschein executed approximately 430 trades in three firm customers’ accounts resulting in high annualized turnover rates ranging from 12.5 to 96.3 and annualized cost-to-equity ratios ranging from 35.6% to 123.8%. The findings state that Luftschein did not have a reasonable basis to believe that his excessive trading was suitable and caused more than $261,000 in combined losses and approximately $136,200 in sales and commissions. The findings further state that Luftschein allegedly failed to seek or obtain approval from the customers or his firm before trading in the accounts. Although Steven Robert Luftschein is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a Plainview, New York Securities Account Churning Attorney? Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act, Rule l0b-5, and FINRA Rule 2020 are anti-fraud rules. They prohibit associated persons from using manipulative, deceptive or other fraudulent devices or contrivances in connection with the purchase or sale of any security (Rule 10b-5) or to induce the purchase or sale of any security (FINRA Rule 2020). FINRA Rule 2111 requires, among other things, an associated person “who has actual or de facto control over a customer account to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions, even if suitable when viewed in isolation, are not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together” in light of the customer’s investment profile. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. Are you a Plainview, New York investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Plainview, New York stockbroker or investment advisor excessively trade or churn or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration securities churning law attorney—an attorney 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 Securities Churning Attorneys Serving Plainview, New York Residents In FINRA 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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Chesterland, Ohio FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyer

Did Robert Leslie Mandau Cause You Investment Losses? Robert Leslie Mandau of Chesterland, Ohio 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 for a period of three months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in an outside business activity in violation of FINRA Rules 3270 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from January 19, 2021, through April 18, 2021. In 2002, Robert Leslie Mandau joined Thrivent while registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative and a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing Mandau’s voluntary termination due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Mandau allegedly violated his firms policies when he engaged in an outside business activity by preparing annual tax returns for friends, family, and customers without providing notice to his firm. The findings state that Mandau was aware of the firms written supervisory procedures and received approximately $4,550 in compensation for his services. The findings further state that Mandau falsely attested on five of Thrivent’s annual certifications regarding his outside business activity. Although Robert Leslie Mandau is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need an Ohio FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? FINRA Rule 3270 prohibits registered persons from being an “employee, independent contractor, sole proprietor, officer, director or partner of another person, or being compensated, or having 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. Are you a Chesterland, 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 Attorneys Serving Chesterland, 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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Lafayette, Louisiana Private Placement Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Paul Andrew Schmitz Cause You Investment Losses? Paul Andrew Schmitz of Lafayette, Louisiana submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $15,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for one month. The sanctions were based on findings that he participated in a private securities transaction without approval in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from February 1, 2021, through February 28, 2021. In April 2005, Paul Andrew Schmitz joined Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC where he was registered as a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Sales Supervisor. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Schmitz had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA findings, Schmitz invested $70,614 to purchase interests in a private placement involving life insurance viatical settlements, which entitled himself and other investors to split the death benefits of certain, pre-selected life insurance policies. The findings state that the transaction occurred outside the scope of his employment with Wells Fargo as Schmitz did not seek approval or provide the firm with written notice. Do You Need a Louisiana Private Placement Investment Dispute Attorney? FINRA Rule 3280 prohibits an associated person from “participating in any manner in a private securities transaction,” unless, prior to participating in the transaction, the associated person provides written notice to the member with which he is associated describing in detail the proposed transaction and the person’s proposed role therein.” Under FINRA Rule 3280(e), the term “private securities transaction” means “any securities transaction outside the regular course or scope of an associated person’s employment with a member.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3280 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons in the conduct of their business to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Are you a Lafayette, Louisiana investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your [State] 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 Lafayette, Louisiana 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 Louisiana, 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 Louisiana citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Atlanta, Georgia FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyer

Did John Frederick Griner Cause You Investment Losses? John Frederick Griner of Atlanta, Georgia 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 for a period of 15 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly exercised discretionary trading in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 3260(b) and 2010. The suspension was in effect from February 1, 2021, through February 22, 2021. In March 2011, John Frederick Griner joined Morgan Stanley while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Griner resigned while under internal review. According to the FINRA findings, Griner effected multiple trades in four customers’ accounts without first speaking with the customers or seeking approval from Morgan Stanley. The findings state that although the customers were aware that Griner was exercising discretion in their accounts, he did not have prior authorization from the customers or Morgan Stanley to do so. Do You Need a Georgia FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 3260(b) prohibit registered representatives from exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account unless such customer has given prior written authorization to a stated individual or individuals and the account has been accepted as discretionary by the member firm, as evidenced in writing by the member. Violations of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 3260(b) also constitute violations of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires an associated person to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Are you an Atlanta, Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia 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 Atlanta, Georgia 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 Georgia, 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 Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Stanley, North Carolina Lawyer Who Sues Stockbrokers For Selling Away (Selling Unauthorized Investments)

Did Gary Wayne Hammond Cause You Investment Losses? Gary Wayne Hammond of Stanley, North Carolina submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. The sanction was based on findings that he allegedly participated in private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. In March 2017, Gary Wayne Hammond joined MML Investors Services, LLC while registered as a General Securities Representative and General Securities Sales Supervisor. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct.  According to FINRA’s findings, Hammond allegedly participated in at least 14 private securities transactions totaling $1,638,000. The findings state that the transactions involved investments in limited liability companies controlled by his half-brother and Hammond participated in the transactions by referring each customer, attending all the meetings regarding the investments, and collecting compensation of six percent per referral. In addition to the findings, Hammond falsely attested on his firm’s annual compliance questionnaires stating that he had not participated in private securities transactions or received referral fees away from his firm. Although Gary Wayne Hammond is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a North Carolina Attorney for Stockbroker Selling Away? FINRA Rule 3280 requires that prior to “participating in any manner” 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.” FINRA Rule 3280 defines a private securities transaction as “any securities transaction outside the regular course or scope of an associated person’s employment with a member.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3280 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires FINRA members and associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Did your Stanley, North Carolina stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment that was never reviewed or approved by their stockbrokerage firm employer? The stockbrokers who stoop to that level are usually insolvent or uncollectible. And so, the investor’s only recourse is against the brokerage firm employer. But stockbrokerage firms always claim ignorance of the stockbroker’s activities and deny liability for the sale of unauthorized investments which they call Selling Away as if that was an absolute defense. Not so! You will definitely need an experienced attorney who knows the securities laws and how to hold the stockbrokerage firm responsible for their employees Selling Away under legal principles of actual authority, apparent authority, estoppel and failure to supervise. If your attorney knows where to look he/she can often find Red Flags of the alleged unauthorized sales that the firm did not look for, missed, or saw and just ignored. Free Initial Consultation With  Experienced Selling Away Lawyers Representing Stanley, North Carolina Residents in FINRA 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 North Carolina, 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 North Carolina 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 Securities Account Churning Lawyer

Did Christian Frank Lucchetto Cause You Investment Losses? Christian Frank Lucchetto 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 for a period of three months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from February 16, 2021, through May 15, 2021. From July 2016 to September 2019, Christian Frank Lucchetto was registered as a General Securities Representative with  First Standard Financial Company LLC. According to the FINRA findings, Lucchetto allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in a customer’s accounts. The findings state that while Lucchetto exercised de facto control over the account, his trading generated high cost-to-equity ratios of more than 71 percent and a turnover rate of 19.42. In addition to the findings, the customer paid a total of $30,454.86 in commissions and fees while incurring losses totaling $64,402.09. In addition, Lucchetto was ordered to pay $30,454.86, plus interest, in restitution to the customer. Do You Need a New York Securities Account Churning Attorney? FINRA Rule 2111, requires, among other things, an associated person “to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions, even if suitable when viewed in isolation, are not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together” in light of the customer’s investment profile. Excessive trading occurs, and is unsuitable, when a registered representative has actual or de facto control over trading in a customer’s account and the level of activity in that account is inconsistent with the customer’s investment needs and objectives. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Are you a Staten Island, New York investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New York stockbroker or investment advisor excessively trade or churn or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration securities churning law attorney—an attorney 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 Securities Churning Lawyers Serving Staten Island, New York Residents In FINRA 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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Boulder, Colorado FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyer

Did Arthur Obermeier Cause You Investment Losses? Arthur Obermeier of Boulder, Colorado submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was assessed a fine of $5,000, suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 60 days. The sanctions were based on findings that Obermeier allegedly engaged in unauthorized trading in violation of FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from January 19, 2021, through March 19, 2021. In June 2002, Arthur Obermeier joined LPL Financial LLC while registered as a General Securities Representative and Registered Options Principal. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had been terminated due to his alleged unauthorized trading. According to FINRA’s findings, Obermeier allegedly executed six trades in two customers’ accounts of approximately $798,000. The findings state that Obermeier had not discussed or obtained approval from the customers or his firm before placing the trades in the accounts. Although Arthur Obermeier is not currently associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a Colorado FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Unauthorized trading, which occurs when a registered representative executes trades in a customer’s account without first obtaining the customer’s authorization or consent, violates FINRA Rule 2010. Are you a Boulder, Colorado investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Colorado 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 Boulder, Colorado 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 Colorado, 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 Colorado citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Livingston, New Jersey Securities Account Churning Attorney

Did Anthony Tricarico Cause You Investment Losses? Anthony Tricarico of Livingston, New Jersey 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 for a period of six months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from February 1, 2021, through July 31, 2021. In March 2010, Anthony Tricarico joined Aegis Capital Corp. while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing Tricarico’s voluntary termination. According to FINRA’s findings, Tricarico allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in three firm customers’ accounts. The findings state that while Tricario exercised de facto control over the accounts, his trading generated high cost-to-equity ratios and turnover rates. In addition to the findings, the customers paid a total of $44,733 in commissions and fees while incurring losses totaling $39,848. Although Anthony Tricarico is no longer registered through or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a New Jersey Securities Account Churning Attorney? FINRA Rule 2111, requires, among other things, an associated person “to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions, even if suitable when viewed in isolation, are not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together” in light of the customer’s investment profile. Excessive trading occurs, and is unsuitable, when a registered representative has actual or de facto control over trading in a customer’s account and the level of activity in that account is inconsistent with the customer’s investment needs and objectives. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Are you a Livingston, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor excessively trade or churn or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration securities churning law attorney—an attorney 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 Securities Churning Attorneys Serving Livingston, New Jersey Residents In FINRA 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 email. 

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Hebron, Kentucky Mutual Fund Investment Dispute Lawyer

Did Angel Wynette Bardeche Cause You Investment Losses? Angel Wynette Bardeche of Hebron, Kentucky submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which she was fined $10,000, ordered to pay $5,000 in disgorgement and suspended from association with any FINRA member for a period of nine months. The sanctions were based on findings that Bardeche allegedly made unsuitable 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 January 19, 2021, through October 18, 2021. In August 2012, Angel Wynette Bardeche joined Ameriprise Financial Services. Inc. and became registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Bardeche had been terminated due to firm policy violations. According to FINRA’s findings, Bardeche allegedly engaged in an unsuitable strategy on 112 separate occasions when she recommended to 32 customers that they enter into unsuitable switching transactions that often-included short-term liquidations without having a reasonable basis to believe they were suitable. FINRA’s findings state that due to the unsuitable recommendations, the customers paid a total of $450,000 in sales charges. The findings further allege that Bardeche also exercised discretion by executing 109 transactions in eight customer accounts without prior authorization from the customers or her member firm. Although Angel Wynette Bardeche is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 2111(a) requires that an associated person have a “reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer(.)” A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which provides that a registered representative “shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Do You Need a Kentucky Mutual Fund Investment Dispute Attorney? Are you a Hebron, Kentucky investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your [State] 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 Lawyers Serving Hebron, Kentucky 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 Kentucky, 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 Kentucky citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Alpharetta, Georgia FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyer

Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? You may have read that Tyler Dean Delahunt of Alpharetta, Georgia was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010. On October 27, 2016, Tyler Dean Delahunt joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had been terminated due to his alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Delahunt for information and documents regarding their investigation into whether he engaged in a private securities transaction and accepted funds from clients without approval from his firm. The findings state that Delahunt responded to FINRA during a conference call, stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to provide the requested documents and information. Although Tyler Dean Delahunt is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may require a person subject to its jurisdiction “to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically with respect to any matter involved in [a FINRA] investigation [or] examination.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “no person shall fail to provide information pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires member firms and their associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Unfortunately, Tyler Dean Delahunt might have avoided that FINRA 8210 bar from the securities industry with a skilled and experienced FINRA 8210 defense attorney. It is important, early on, to have a FINRA defense attorney advise you on how not to make matters worse and resolve the dispute with the least amount of sanctions which could range from censures to fines, suspensions, permanent bars, and/or referrals to federal or state prosecutors. You will need an experienced FINRA defense lawyer who not only has knowledge of FINRA rules and procedures, the securities laws and the appropriate sanction for the alleged misconduct but also has an excellent reputation and credibility with the FINRA attorneys to negotiate the best outcome. Free Initial Consultation With FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney Serving Financial Advisors Throughout Alpharetta, Georgia And Nationwide The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in FINRA securities law matters and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  Attorney Pearce’s FINRA defense skills are highly regarded throughout Georgia and across the nation.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of FINRA disputes serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail. 

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