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Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to John Gissas and his central-Florida based company, Retirement Evolution Group, LLC, for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. The SEC brought its emergency action to immediately halt the nation-wide fraud, which is believed to have harmed over 1,200 investors. The SEC is seeking a temporary restraining order and by freezing assets. A link to the charges can be found here, which was unsealed on Friday, July 31, 2020.Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to John Gissas and his central-Florida based company, Retirement Evolution Group, LLC, for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. Continue reading ›

Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to Dean J. Vagnozzi and his Pennsylvania-based company, A Better Financial Plan, for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. The SEC brought its emergency action to immediately halt the nation-wide fraud, which is believed to have harmed over 1,200 investors. The SEC is seeking a temporary restraining order and by freezing assets. A link to the charges can be found here, which was unsealed on Friday, July 31, 2020.Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to Dean J. Vagnozzi and his Pennsylvania-based company, A Better Financial Plan, for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. Continue reading ›

Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to Michael C. Furman and his south-Florida based company, United Fidelis Group Corp., for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. The SEC brought its emergency action to immediately halt the nationwide fraud, which is believed to have harmed over 1,200 investors. The SEC is seeking a temporary restraining order and by freezing assets. A link to the charges can be found here, which was unsealed on Friday, July 31, 2020.Our south Florida securities and investment fraud attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in PAR Funding and related companies. On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brought an emergency action against a number of individuals and entities, including but not limited to Michael C. Furman and his south-Florida based company, United Fidelis Group Corp., for their roles in an alleged half billion dollar fraud scheme. Continue reading ›

On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against Par Funding and others, to obtain a temporary restraining order and freeze assets in order to halt a nearly half-billion dollar fraud scheme, harming over 1,200 across the U.S. A link to the charges can be found here, which was unsealed on Friday, July 31, 2020. In the Complaint, the SEC alleged that Joseph W. LaForte (a convicted felon) and his wife, Lisa McElhone orchestrated a scheme to defraud investors, using unregistered securities offerings for Complete Business Solutions Group (CBSG). CBSG was a cash advance company they controlled, that did business under the name “Par Funding.”On July 24, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), brought an emergency action against Par Funding and others, to obtain a temporary restraining order and freeze assets in order to halt a nearly half-billion dollar fraud scheme, harming over 1,200 across the U.S. A link to the charges can be found here, which was unsealed on Friday, July 31, 2020.

In the Complaint, the SEC alleged that Joseph W. LaForte (a convicted felon) and his wife, Lisa McElhone orchestrated a scheme to defraud investors, using unregistered securities offerings for Complete Business Solutions Group (CBSG). CBSG was a cash advance company they controlled, that did business under the name “Par Funding.” Continue reading ›

Steven Rodemer is a barred broker last registered with Stifel, Nicholas & Company, Incorporated in Pueblo, Colorado. Rodemer’s record shows that he was barred in all capacities from associating with a FINRA member firm for refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. In January, 2020, Rodemer was discharged from Stifel, Nicholas over an allegation that he made an unauthorized withdrawal from a client’ account.Steven Rodemer is a barred broker last registered with Stifel, Nicholas & Company, Incorporated in Pueblo, Colorado. Rodemer’s record shows that he was barred in all capacities from associating with a FINRA member firm for refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. In January, 2020, Rodemer was discharged from Stifel, Nicholas over an allegation that he made an unauthorized withdrawal from a client’ account. Continue reading ›

Gerald Dewes is a barred broker last registered with Cadaret, Grant & Co. in East Amherst, NY. Dewes’ record shows that in March, 2020 he was indefinitely barred from associating with a FINRA member firm in all capacities for failing to cooperate with an investigation related to a selling away allegation. Before Joining Cadaret, Grant (CRD# 10641) in 2014, Dewes was registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation (CRD# 3870), Northeast Securities, Inc. (CRD# 25996), Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (CRD# 39543), Signator Investors, Inc. (CRD# 468), John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (CRD# ), Securities America, Inc. (CRD# 10205), and Thomas James Associates, Inc. (CRD# 15609). He had been in the industry since 1994.Gerald Dewes is a barred broker last registered with Cadaret, Grant & Co. in East Amherst, NY. Dewes’ record shows that in March, 2020 he was indefinitely barred from associating with a FINRA member firm in all capacities for failing to cooperate with an investigation related to a selling away allegation. Continue reading ›

Imran Razvi is a former broker who was last registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation in Frederick, Maryland. Razvi was suspended by FINRA in 2020 after he consented to an entry of findings that he engaged in outside business activity that his member firm did not approve of. Before starting at Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation (CRD# 3870) in 2017, Razvi was registered with The O.N. Equity Sales Company (CRD# 2936), Park Avenue Securities LLC (CRD# 46173), NY Life Securities LLC (CRD# 5167), and Mutual of Omaha Investor Services, Inc. (CRD# 611). He had been in the industry since 1998. Razvi owned and did business as Higher Ground Financial Group in Maryland.Imran Razvi is a former broker who was last registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation in Frederick, Maryland. Razvi was suspended by FINRA in 2020 after he consented to an entry of findings that he engaged in outside business activity that his member firm did not approve of.

Before starting at Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation (CRD# 3870) in 2017, Razvi was registered with The O.N. Equity Sales Company (CRD# 2936), Park Avenue Securities LLC (CRD# 46173), NY Life Securities LLC (CRD# 5167), and Mutual of Omaha Investor Services, Inc. (CRD# 611). He had been in the industry since 1998. Razvi owned and did business as Higher Ground Financial Group in Maryland. Continue reading ›

Felix Chu (Felix S Chu CRD# 2427593) is a barred broker last registered with NYLife Securities in Pleasant Hill, California. FINRA indefinitely barred Chu from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for failing to respond to a request for information.  Chu’s publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report shows that he has been registered with NYLife Securities his whole career, from 1994 until his barring in 2019.Felix Chu (Felix S Chu CRD# 2427593) is a barred broker last registered with NYLife Securities in Pleasant Hill, California. FINRA indefinitely barred Chu from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for failing to respond to a request for information.

Chu’s publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report shows that he has been registered with NYLife Securities his whole career, from 1994 until his barring in 2019. Continue reading ›

Paul Weiss is a currently suspended broker who was last registered with Mora WM Securities in Miami, Florida. Weiss was suspended by FINRA after findings that he allegedly engaged in undisclosed outside business activities. According to Paul Weiss’ record, he was involved with West Hills Real Estate Fund in Miami, Florida. Silver Law Group, winner of the 2020 South Florida Legal Guide top Securities Law Firm, represents investors in claims for securities and investment fraud including allegations of selling away, undisclosed business activity and other claims when stockbrokers fail to follow best practices.Paul Weiss is a currently suspended broker who was last registered with Mora WM Securities in Miami, Florida. Weiss was suspended by FINRA after findings that he allegedly engaged in undisclosed outside business activities. According to Paul Weiss’ record, he was involved with West Hills Real Estate Fund in Miami, Florida.

Silver Law Group, winner of the 2020 South Florida Legal Guide top Securities Law Firm, represents investors in claims for securities and investment fraud including allegations of selling away, undisclosed business activity and other claims when stockbrokers fail to follow best practices. Continue reading ›

Mack Miller is a currently suspended broker who was last registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC in New York, New York. FINRA suspended Miller in April, 2020 for an entry of findings that he churned an elderly customer’s account.  Before starting at Spartan Capital Securities (CRD# 146251) in 2017, Miller worked for Dawson James Securities, Inc. (CRD# 130645), Lampert Capital Markets Inc. (CRD# 103725), and others. He had been in the securities industry since 2004 and worked for several firms that have been expelled by FINRA, including Sky Capital LLC (CRD# 114657), Seaboard Securities, Inc. (CRD# 755), Legend Merchant Group, Inc. (CRD# 5155), Blackbook Capital LLC (CRD# 123234), and Arjent LLC (CRD# 131431).Mack Miller is a currently suspended broker who was last registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC in New York, New York. FINRA suspended Miller in April, 2020 for an entry of findings that he churned an elderly customer’s account.

Before starting at Spartan Capital Securities (CRD# 146251) in 2017, Miller worked for Dawson James Securities, Inc. (CRD# 130645), Lampert Capital Markets Inc. (CRD# 103725), and others. He had been in the securities industry since 2004 and worked for several firms that have been expelled by FINRA, including Sky Capital LLC (CRD# 114657), Seaboard Securities, Inc. (CRD# 755), Legend Merchant Group, Inc. (CRD# 5155), Blackbook Capital LLC (CRD# 123234), and Arjent LLC (CRD# 131431). Continue reading ›

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