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Securities Arbitration Attorneys Our FINRA arbitration lawyers work with investors to recover losses caused by securities fraud, investment fraud, and other kinds of stockbroker misconduct.
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Broker Yassin Mohamed (CRD #1673281) is a barred broker who formerly worked for National Securities Corporation (CRD#: 7569). His other former employers include Morgan Stanley (CRD#: 149777), UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#: 8174), and Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#: 7471).Mohamed is the subject of five disclosures, including 2 customer disputes, 2 regulatory disputes, and 1 termination.The first customer dispute was filed on 2/7/2017, and “Claimant alleged, inter alia, excessive trading with respect to trust accounts – 2012 to 2016.” The claimants requested damages of $3,500,000. The case was settled for $457,034.Broker Yassin Mohamed (CRD #1673281) is a barred broker who formerly worked for National Securities Corporation (CRD#: 7569). His other former employers include Morgan Stanley (CRD#: 149777), UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#: 8174), and Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#: 7471).

Mohamed is the subject of five disclosures, including 2 customer disputes, 2 regulatory disputes, and 1 termination. Continue reading

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David Howard Fagenson (CRD#: 1652012) is a previously registered broker and current investment advisor whose last employer was Newbridge Securities Corporation (CRD#:104065) of Boca Raton, FL. His previous employers include UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#:8174) of Palm Beach, FL, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Morgan Stanley DW Inc. (CRD#:7556) of Purchase, NY. No current employment information is available. He has been in the business since 1987.FINRA suspended Fagenson for exercising de facto control over the accounts of three senior investors without their consent, making unsuitable trades, losing money from the accounts and generating excess commissions for himself and his firm while at UBS. Fagenson was found to have engaged in “quantitatively unsuitable trading” in three accounts of senior investors, between January 2012 and September 2016. David Howard Fagenson (CRD#: 1652012) is a previously registered broker and current investment advisor whose last employer was Newbridge Securities Corporation (CRD#:104065) of Boca Raton, FL. His previous employers include UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#:8174) of Palm Beach, FL, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Morgan Stanley DW Inc. (CRD#:7556) of Purchase, NY. No current employment information is available. He has been in the business since 1987. Continue reading

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Diamonds may still be a “girl’s best friend,” but for 300 or more investors in the US and Canada, there weren’t any to befriend. This week, the SEC obtained a court order to shut down a Ponzi scheme run by South Florida-based owner Jose Angel Aman, and his company, Argyle Coin for allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme. Silver Law Group represents many of the victims in this Ponzi scheme. Using the classic model of collecting money and paying dividends to investors with money from new investors, Aman allegedly diverted much of the collected monies to himself for personal use. The Argyle scheme is tied into two other companies he owns, Natural Diamonds Investment Co., and Eagle Financial Diamond Group Inc. Two individuals who have interests these two companies, Harold Seigel and Jonathan H. Seigel, worked with Aman to perpetuate the scheme.Diamonds may still be a “girl’s best friend,” but for 300 or more investors in the US and Canada, there weren’t any to befriend. This week, the SEC obtained a court order to shut down a Ponzi scheme run by South Florida-based owner Jose Angel Aman, and his company, Argyle Coin.

Silver Law Group represents many of the victims in this Ponzi scheme. Continue reading

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for May 2019, the following individuals were suspended from FINRA and cannot currently work for a FINRA brokerage firm for failing to provide FINRA with information it requested or to keep information current with FINRA pursuant to FINRA rules:

NAME FORMER EMPLOYERS
  Bang, Gregory   NYLife Securities LLC
  Bishop, Tywan   Charles Schwab & Co, Inc
  ETrade
  Block, Gabriel   First Standard Financial Company LLC
  National Securities Corporation
  Duchan, Patricia   UBS Financial Services Inc
  Hovermale, Jeffrey   Sovereighn Legacy Securities, Inc
  Sigma Financial Corporation
  Kane, Jordan   Citizens Securities, Inc
  Martinez, Joseph   Pruco Securities, LLC
  The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  Norris, Timothy   BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc
  HarrisDirect LLC
  Weldon, Benjamin   State Farm VP Mgmt Corp
  Ben Weldon Insurance Agency

Silver Law Group represents investors in securities and investment fraud cases through FINRA arbitration or court.  Our lawyers are admitted to practice in New York and Florida and represent investors nationwide in securities arbitration to help recover investment losses due to stockbroker misconduct.  If you have any questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

 

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for May 2019, the following individuals were suspended from FINRA for failing to comply with a FINRA arbitration award or settlement agreement pursuant to FINRA rules:

NAME FORMER EMPLOYERS
  Bethan, Frank   Quest Capital Strategies, Inc
  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Cody, Jill   Concorde Investment Services, LLC
  Westminster Financial Securities, Inc
  Cody, Richard   IFS Securities
  Concorde Investment Services, LLC
  Genovese Michael   Laidlaw & Company (UK) LTD
  Rockwell Global Capital LLC
  Guderyon, John   WM Smith & Co
  Crest Capital LLC
  Laboranti, Jeffrey   Morgan Stanley
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Martino, Andrew   Morgan Stanley
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Simanski, Douglas   Next Financial Group, Inc
  Advantage Capital Corporation
  Valladolid, Guillermo   Morgan Stanley
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Wadsworth, Jackie   IMS Securities, Inc
  Acumen Securities, LLC

Silver Law Group represents investors in securities and investment fraud cases through FINRA arbitration or court.  Our lawyers are admitted to practice in New York and Florida and represent investors nationwide in securities arbitration to help recover investment losses due to stockbroker misconduct.  If you have any questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Our lawyers have extensive experience collecting FINRA arbitration awards, prevailing on Motions to Vacate FINRA arbitration awards and using various collection efforts to enforce FINRA awards after they are received.

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for May 2019, the following individuals were barred from FINRA and cannot currently work for a FINRA brokerage firm for failing to provide FINRA with information it requested or to keep information current with FINRA pursuant to FINRA rules:

NAME

FORMER EMPLOYERS

  Anderson, Andy   ProEquities, Inc.
  PFS Investments Inc,
  Bishop, Tywan   Charles Schwab & Co, Inc
  ETrade Securities LLC
  Conrekas, Edward   J.W. Cole Financial, Inc
  Morgan Stanley
  Donato, Scott   Morgan Stanley
  Flaningan, Joel   NYLife Securities LLC
  Synergy Investment Services LLC
  Johnson, Anthony
  Marnelego, Christopher   First Standard Financial Company LLC
  Merriman Capital, Inc
  Ness, Valerie
  Norris, Timothy   BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc
  HarrisDirect LLC
  Tudor, Mark   Raymond James Financial Services, Inc
  Morgan Keegan & Company
  Vrazel, Patsy
  Worthington, Bruce   Founders Financial Securities LLC
  Commonwealth Financial Network

FINRA makes this information available, in part, to inform investors about potential red flags or problems with certain stockbrokers.  If you invested with anyone in this report and have questions about your legal rights, our attorneys will talk with you at no cost to explain your legal rights and about how we can help recover your investment losses through securities arbitration or litigation.

Silver Law Group represents investors in securities and investment fraud cases through FINRA arbitration or court.  Our lawyers are admitted to practice in New York and Florida and represent investors nationwide in securities arbitration to help recover investment losses due to stockbroker misconduct.  If you have any questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

 

 

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Jackie Wadsworth (CRD #2342163) is a barred broker who formerly worked with IMS Securities in Houston, Texas (CRD#: 35567). She previously worked with Retirement Investment Group (CRD#: 7421), also in Houston. She has been in the industry since 1993.Wadsworth is the subject of 9 disclosures, eight of them customer disputes, starting in 1999.Wadsworth was the CEO of IMS Securities, which was the underwriter and wholesaler for United Development Funding IV (UDF IV), a real estate investment trust (REIT). In 2016 the FBI raided the offices of UDF IV, and the price of its shares subsequently collapsed.Jackie Wadsworth (CRD #2342163) is a barred broker who formerly worked with IMS Securities in Houston, Texas (CRD#: 35567). She previously worked with Retirement Investment Group (CRD#: 7421), also in Houston. She has been in the industry since 1993.

Wadsworth is the subject of 9 disclosures, eight of them customer disputes, starting in 1999. Continue reading

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Silver Law Group has filed another FINRA arbitration claim against Voya Financial Advisors related to its former employee, Greenville, South Carolina broker James Flynn (CRD# 3082615).In the securities arbitration complaint, our clients our clients allege they “received unsuitable investment advice and securities recommendations” from Flynn, who was our client’s financial advisor. Breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and breach of contract are also claimed.Silver Law Group has filed another FINRA arbitration claim against Voya Financial Advisors related to its former employee, Greenville, South Carolina broker James Flynn (CRD# 3082615).

In the securities arbitration complaint, our clients our clients allege they “received unsuitable investment advice and securities recommendations” from Flynn, who was our client’s financial advisor. Breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and breach of contract are also claimed. Continue reading

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Kristian M. Gaudet (CRD#: 4190811) is a former registered broker whose last employer was Ameritas Investment Corp. (CRD#:14869) of Cut Off, Louisiana. He was previously employed by The Advisors Group, Inc. (CRD#:14035) of Bethesda, MD and Princor Financial Services Corporation (CRD#:1137) of Des Moines, IA. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2000.FINRA initiated an investigation after it became suspicious that Gaudet was involved in fraudulent activity. On 12/10/2018, following an internal firm investigation, Ameritas discharged Gaudet after discovering that he was using client funds for personal use.Kristian M. Gaudet (CRD#: 4190811) is a former registered broker whose last employer was Ameritas Investment Corp. (CRD#:14869) of Cut Off, Louisiana. He was previously employed by The Advisors Group, Inc. (CRD#:14035) of Bethesda, MD and Princor Financial Services Corporation (CRD#:1137) of Des Moines, IA. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2000.

FINRA initiated an investigation after it became suspicious that Gaudet was involved in fraudulent activity. On 12/10/2018, following an internal firm investigation, Ameritas discharged Gaudet after discovering that he was using client funds for personal use. Continue reading

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Scott J. Donato (CRD#: 2336331) is a former registered broker and investment advisor who was last employed with Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777) of Miami, FL, until 2017. He previously worked for two different Morgan Stanley companies, (CRD#: 8209 and 7556) since 1993. No current employment information is available. Scott Donato is the subject of 10 disclosures dating back to 2001. The most recent, on 12/11/2018, is a FINRA regulatory action in which he failed to respond to a request for information from FINRA. He was notified by letter of his suspension on 3/14/2019, and failed to request a termination of his suspension by the three month deadline. FINRA barred Donato indefinitely in all capacities effective 3/14/2019.Scott J. Donato (CRD#: 2336331) is a former registered broker and investment advisor who was last employed with Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777) of Miami, FL, until 2017. He previously worked for two different Morgan Stanley companies, (CRD#: 8209 and 7556) since 1993. No current employment information is available.

Scott Donato is the subject of 10 disclosures dating back to 2001. The most recent, on 12/11/2018, is a FINRA regulatory action in which he failed to respond to a request for information from FINRA. He was notified by letter of his suspension on 3/14/2019, and failed to request a termination of his suspension by the three month deadline. FINRA barred Donato indefinitely in all capacities effective 3/14/2019. Continue reading

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