Did Ronald Paul Rafaloff Cause You Investment Losses?
Ronald Paul Rafaloff, a former registered representative with the Bakersfield, California branch of Liberty Partners Financial Specialists, LLC submitted an AWC in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny the FINRA findings that he converted $168,000 of an elderly customer’s investment funds for his personal use and benefit. According to FINRA, Ronald Rafaloff’s only client, a 74 year old retiree, invested $405,000 of her retirement money into three speculative business entities for which Mr. Rafaloff claimed to provide consulting services for. In actuality, the businesses were founded and controlled by Mr. Rafaloff. In order to persuade his elderly client to invest, Mr. Rafaloff allegedly promised annual returns of 30-40% and a repayment of her principal in three years. He also allegedly provided the elderly investor with written guarantees against losses, agreeing to personally make payments to the investor if the business entities should default. FINRA found that none of the companies held sufficient funds to cover the return of principal or the high rates of returns promised by Mr. Rafaloff.Once the elderly investor demanded payment from Mr. Rafaloff of her investment principal, he refused to make any payments to her. Consequently, Ronald Paul Rafaloff was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity.
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California has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to engage in one or more kinds of stockbroker fraud. They could make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling. Unsuitable recommendations of the strategies they recommend (margin, short selling, option) is another kind of stockbroker fraud. They can engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and California securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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