Stifel Nicolaus And Company Stockbroker Barred for Misconduct

Mitchell Toby Yanow of Boynton Beach, Florida submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) in which Yanow was barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly using a client’s funds in violation of FINRA Rules 2150(a) and 2010. In April 2015, Yanow joined Stifel Nicolaus and Company Inc. as a General Securities Representative. The findings stated that Yanow was terminated by his firm on May 10, 2018 for allegedly taking money from a client’s account and using it for his own personal use without authorization. According to FINRA an 87-year-old Firm customer provided Yanow with blank checks that were to be used specifically to pay the clients caregivers if the customer could not pay them. FINRA further found that without the customer’s knowledge or approval, Yanow allegedly used the checks to convert $205,586 in funds to pay for his own expenses, including his overdue homeowner’s association fees, his children’s summer camp and to purchase a 1976 Corvette.

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