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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for February 2020, 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
  DiLiberto, Jesse   Fidelity Brokerage Services
  Wilmington Capital Securities, LLC
  Fry, Stephen   Woodbury Financial Services, Inc
  H.D. Vest Investment Services
  Johnson, Timothy Jr.   MML Investors Services, LLC
  Suntrust Investment Services, Inc
  Mannera, Samuel   Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
  Karney, Amogh
  McGuire, Jesse   JP Morgan Securities LLC
  Chase Investment Services Corp.
  Mostert, John   Quest Capital Strategies, Inc
  Intersecurities, Inc.
  Murray, Robert   SW Financial
  Joseph Stone Capital LLC
  Oplinger, Todd   IFS Securities
  Ridgeway & Conger, Inc
  Rangel, Jesse   TD Ameritrade, Inc
  Morgan Stanley
  Stokes, Dain   LPL Financial LLC
  Edward Jones
  Thrush, Steven   Summit Brokerage Services, Inc
  Cambridge Investment Research, Inc
  Washington, Robert

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for February 2020, 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
  Cline, Kevin   Source Capital Group, Inc
  Ridgemont Securities, Inc
  Delaney, Maxwell   Brill Securities, Inc
  National Securities Corporation
  Henrich, Todd   National Securities Corp
  Obsidian Financial Group
  Garland, James   Garden State Securities
  Global Arena Capital Corp
  Kloskowski, Daniel   National Securities Corp
  Obsidian Financial Group, Inc
  Lowe, Brent   Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
  Ray, Aaron   Vanguard Capital
  Blue Vase Securities, LLC
  Spaventa, Andrew   SW Financial
  Network 1 Financial Securities
   Kraft, David   Morgan Stanley
  Wells Fargo Advisors
  Williams, Brian   Waddell & Reed
  Benjamin F. Edwards & Company

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for February 2020, 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
  Belesis, George   Portfolio Advisors Alliance, LLC
  John Thomas Financial
  Berghausen, Joseph   ADP Broker-Dealer, Inc
  Cetera Advisor Networks LLC
  Blount, Dustin   MML Investors Services, LLC
  Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
  Chu, Felix   NYLife Securities
  Choburn, Brian   Maxim Group LLC
  The Buckingham research Group Inc
  Drury, Michael   Stillpoint Capital, LLC
  United Business Brokers, Inc
  Nguyen, Hiep   Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Citizens Securities, Inc
  Lee, Robert
  Ricker, Gregory    Westpark Capital, Inc
  National Securities Corp
  Rockwell, David   Cetera Advisor Networks LLC
  Suntrust Investment Services
  Ross, Paul   Hantz Financial Services, Inc
  Thrivent Investment Management Inc
  Schneck, Mark   Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
  MML Investors Services
  Zakarin, Eric   Lombard Securities Inc
  Independent Financial Group

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for January 2020, 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
  Bressman, Michael   FCG Advisors, LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Dannenberg, Stephanie
  Dineen, Mary Ann   UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Fagenson, David   Newbridge Securities Corp
  UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Figueroa, Mark   Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  Arive Capital Markets
  Freeman, Michael   Spartan Capital Securities
  Legend Securities, Inc
  Kopatz, Karen   Raymond James & Associates, Inc
  Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc
  Morgan, Gregory   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  ProEquities, Inc
  Rayner, Wesley   Santander Securities LLC
  JP Morgan Securities
  Rodriquez, Jordan   NYLife Securities LLC
  Spyrka, Michael   Hold Brothers Capital
  Stow, Frederick   Raymond James & Associates
  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  Taylor, Dennis   Taylor Capital Mgmt
  Independent Financial Group
 Tarner, Cynthia
  Wetherell, Mark   Kovack Securities Inc
  Invest Financial Corportion
  Wilk, Jason   Worden Capital Mgmt
  Craft Capital Mgmt
  Wright, Marcus   Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC
  JP Morgan Securities LLC

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for January 2020, 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
  Ajayi, Emmanuel   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  HSBS Securities (USA) Inc
  Arts, Christopher   Scarsdale Equities LLC
  Leeb Brokerage Services Group, Inc
  Bailey, Michael   PFS Investments Inc
  Bisch, Sarah   Santander Securities LLC
  Edward Jones
  Bishop, Tywan   Charles Schwab & Co., Inc
  E Trade Securities LLC
  Borja, Mauricio   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  Botner, Ryan   MML Investors Securities, LLC
  Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
  Encino, Stephen   NYLife Securities LLC
  Allstate Insurance
  Fries, Scott   Transamerica Financial Advisors
  NYLife Securities LLC
  Hegarty, Adrian   JP Morgan Securities LLC
  Morgan Stanley
  Kraft, David   Morgan Stanely
  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  Madril, Michael   Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  McClellan, Richard   LPL Financial LLC
  MML Investors Services
  Murano, Marc   JP Turner & Company, LLC
  Navarre, Michael   Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC
  NYLife Securities
  Olsen, Blair   Lincoln Investment
  Legend Equities Corp
  Persaud, Susy
  Sandhu, Angrad
  Uwechue, Anthony   JP Morgan Securities LLC
  Chase Investment Services

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for January 2020, 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
  Callagy, Christopher   Aegis Capital Corp
  Oppenheimer & Co Inc
  Costanzo, Anthony   AXA Advisors, LLC
  Dininno, Matthew   Morgan Stanley
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Dow, Rodrick   Securities America, Inc
  Cetera Financial Specialists LLC
  Eckstein, Matthew   Sisk Investment Services, Inc
  Gould, Ambroson & Associates LTD
  Fleming, David Jr.   Stifel, Nicolus & Company, Inc
  Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc
  Kievman, Cary   Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  Krupnick, Jeffrey   Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
  JHS Capital Advisors, LLC
  Lake, Jonathan   Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Morgan Stanley
  McCutchen, Jerry Sr.   Berthel, Fisher & Company Financial Services
  Next Financial Group, Inc
  Roveccio, Rocco   First Standard Financial Company LLC
  Alexander Capital, LP

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Silver Law Group recently filed a FINRA arbitration claim against The O.N. Equity Sales Company (a/k/a ONESCO) (CRD# 2936) based on the recommendation of improper whole life insurance policies to a customer. The broker, Richard Michael Wesselt (CRD# 2195569), has five other pending customer disputes disclosed on his FINRA BrokerCheck Report, several of which mention insurance products as the basis of the allegations. ONESCO has already settled eight other customer disputes involving Wesselt. Wesselt has since left ONESCO and has been registered with Fortune Financial Services, Inc. (CRD# 42150) since September of 2017. Silver Law Group previously blogged about issues involving Wesselt.Silver Law Group recently filed a FINRA arbitration claim against The O.N. Equity Sales Company (a/k/a ONESCO) (CRD# 2936) based on the recommendation of improper whole life insurance policies to a customer. The broker, Richard Michael Wesselt (CRD# 2195569), has five other pending customer disputes disclosed on his FINRA BrokerCheck Report, several of which mention insurance products as the basis of the allegations. ONESCO has already settled eight other customer disputes involving Wesselt. Wesselt has since left ONESCO and has been registered with Fortune Financial Services, Inc. (CRD# 42150) since September of 2017.

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For over 25 years, Silver Law Group has been representing investors in securities and investment fraud cases. A core part of our practice is representing investors in stockbroker misconduct cases which are generally administer by FINRA and hearings are held in major cities around the country. However, the current health crisis requires new policy and procedures to allow these cases to be heard without the need of an in-person hearing. We support FINRA’s actions especially because many elderly investors are the target of fraud, Ponzi schemes, unsuitable recommendations, and other misconduct which would prevent them from seeking justice because they cannot travel to a live hearing. Silver Law Group believes zoom hearings, similar to client meetings and other events can be held by zoom or other methods without damaging the securities arbitration process.For over 25 years, Silver Law Group has been representing investors in securities and investment fraud cases. A core part of our practice is representing investors in stockbroker misconduct cases which are generally administer by FINRA and hearings are held in major cities around the country. However, the current health crisis requires new policy and procedures to allow these cases to be heard without the need of an in-person hearing. We support FINRA’s actions especially because many elderly investors are the target of fraud, Ponzi schemes, unsuitable recommendations, and other misconduct which would prevent them from seeking justice because they cannot travel to a live hearing. Silver Law Group believes zoom hearings, similar to client meetings and other events can be held by zoom or other methods without damaging the securities arbitration process. Continue reading

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Public records show that TCA Global Credit Master Fund, the South Florida-based hedge fund and business lender that announced that it was shutting down in January, 2020 after clients asked for more cash than was available, has sued many companies it lent money to in Broward County, Florida. Silver Law Group is investigating claims by TCA Global investors regarding the liquidity and performance of the investment and potential recovery of improper investment losses. The announcement that TCA Management Group was closing its main fund, which it claimed had $516 million in assets under management, came after TCA employees filed an SEC whistleblower complaint alleging that the fund had inflated its assets and earnings since 2017.Public records show that TCA Global Credit Master Fund, the South Florida-based hedge fund and business lender that announced that it was shutting down in January, 2020 after clients asked for more cash than was available, has sued many companies it lent money to in Broward County, Florida.

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The Parking REIT said in an April, 2020 letter to investors that the option to provide liquidity to shareholders by listing common shares on a stock exchange is “not currently viable” and “there can be no assurance that the company will cause a liquidity event to occur in the near future or at all.”  This is disappointing news for investors in the non-traded REIT, which has already given them quite a bit of disappointment. In March, 2018, The Parking REIT announced that its board had unanimously approved the suspension of all cash distributions and stock dividends. The dividend paid by a non-traded REIT like The Parking REIT was its most appealing quality.The Parking REIT said in an April, 2020 letter to investors that the option to provide liquidity to shareholders by listing common shares on a stock exchange is “not currently viable” and “there can be no assurance that the company will cause a liquidity event to occur in the near future or at all.”

This is disappointing news for investors in the non-traded REIT, which has already given them quite a bit of disappointment. In March, 2018, The Parking REIT announced that its board had unanimously approved the suspension of all cash distributions and stock dividends. The dividend paid by a non-traded REIT like The Parking REIT was its most appealing quality. Continue reading

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