The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has accepted an Offer of Settlement submitted by Levi Lindemann in which he is barred from the securities industry for allegedly operating a fraudulent scheme through his private company, Gershwin Financial, Inc. and his sole proprietorship, Alternative Wealth Solutions. The SEC alleged in its complaint that Levi Lindemann, of West Lakeland, Minnesota, raised approximately $976,000 from six investors, including elderly individuals, and told the investors that their money would be used to purchase various investments including notes and interests in a unit investment trust (UIT). The SEC complaint alleged that in reality, none of Mr. Lindemann’s purported investments were ever made.
Mr. Lindemann is a former registered representative with J.P. Turner & Company, LLC (J.P. Turner). His BrokerCheck report shows that Mr. Lindemann is currently involved in four (4) pending customer disputes while he was employed by J.P. Turner for allegations including breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations, violation of Minnesota Uniform Securities Act, and negligence. Continue Reading