A National Securities Arbitration & Investment Fraud Law Firm

Articles Posted in FINRA Disciplinary Actions

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for September 2022, 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. However, these individuals remain bound by the securities arbitration agreement to arbitrate any disputes between themselves and their former customers:

NAME FORMER EMPLOYERS
  Chad Barancyk   Great Point Capital LLC
  First Allied Securities, Inc.
  Aren Blackwood
  Richard Carman   Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  LPL Financial LLC
  Austin Dutton Jr.   American Trust Investments Services, Inc.
  Primex
  Jack Fascitelli   LEX
  Beth Landwehr   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  Ebony Parks   LPL Financial LLC
  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, Inc.
  Firasat Siddiqui   Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  Alexandra Smith   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for September 2022, 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
  Dwayne Bullen   Primary Capital LLC
  Joseph Stone Capital, LLC
  James Flynn   IFS Securities
  Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.
  David Melilli   Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
  SagePoint Financial, Inc.
  Joseph Pratt   Stifel Nicolaus & Co Inc
  Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
  Joseph Valdini   Aegis Capital Corp.
  Worden Capital Management LLC
  Steven Wyatt   Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  Morgan Stanley & Co, Incorporated

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for September 2022, 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
  Robin Auguste   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Michael Beebe   LPL Financial LLC
  Nationwide Securities, LLC
  LeRoy Cantley
  Salvatore Carollo   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  Kevin Garasky   Pruco Securities, LLC
  Bankers Life Securities, Inc.
  Dustin Goss   Park Avenue Securities LLC
  Edward Jones
  Yang Liang   NYLIFE Securities LLC
  James Merrill   Independent Financial Group, LLC
  LPL Financial Corporation
  William Nicoloff Jr.   Boustead Securities, LLC
  StoneCreek Capital Partners
  Darrell Roberts   Spire Securities, LLC
  Western International Securities, Inc.
  Isaac Stewart   Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
  Gregory Williams   Presidential Brokerage, Inc.
  Forta Financial Group, Inc.

Continue reading ›

Boca Raton-based National Securities Corporation (NSC) has announced that it is closing its doors after 75 years. The recent announcement came after the firm filed termination papers with FINRA. The company’s representatives and advisors are now part of the company that began buying National Securities, B. Riley Wealth Management.  Although National Securities is closing, it appears to be a merger with B. Riley. The company bought a large stake in the parent company, National Holdings Corporation in 2018. In 2021, B. Riley purchased the remaining shares. The resulting merger has 900 representatives and $29 billion in client assets.  FINRA Sanctions National Securities Corporation   On June 23, 2022, FINRA issued sanctions against National Securities Corporation totaling $9 million that includes:  Disgorgement of $4.77 million Restitution of $625,000 to customers who purchased private placementsBoca Raton-based National Securities Corporation (NSC) has announced that it is closing its doors after 75 years. The recent announcement came after the firm filed termination papers with FINRA. The company’s representatives and advisors are now part of the company that began buying National Securities, B. Riley Wealth Management. Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for Aug 2022, 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
  Andrew Edenbaum   Allliance Global Partners
  National Securities Corporation
  Keith Esp   Vanderbilt Securities, LLC
  LPL Financial LLC
  Karl Foust Jr.   H.D. Vest Investment Services
  Gunnallen Financial, Inc.
  Bruce Guarino   Rockwell Global Capital LLC
  Advanced Planning Securities, Inc.
  Robert Guidicipietro   Alexander Capital, L.P.
  Arive Capital Markets
  Robert Haas   Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  Christopher Johnson   Morgan Stanley
  UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Jeffrey Nunez   Chicago Investment Group, LLC
  Providential Securities, Inc.
  Izhar Shefer   APW Capital, Inc.
  Morgan Stanley
  Gretchen Wallace   Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  Morgan Stanley

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for Aug 2022, 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
  Teresa Gomez   UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Pruco Securities, LLC
  Ann Montgomery   LPL Financial LLC
  National Planning Corporation
  Sean Winkler   Vanguard Marketing Corporation

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for Aug 2022, 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. However, these individuals remain bound by the securities arbitration agreement to arbitrate any disputes between themselves and their former customers:

NAME FORMER EMPLOYERS
  Roger Arnold  PFS Investments Inc
  Jimmy Cheng   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
  Eddy Chou   Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Kara Gagnon   Global Atlanticv Distributors, LLC
  MetLife Investors Distribution Company
  Johana Jimenez
  Igor Kislitsa   PFS Investments Inc.
  Christopher McFadden   Equitable Advisors, LLC
  LPL Financial LLC
  John Molskness   Valic Financial Advisors, Inc.
  New England Securities
  Thomas Pfeiffer   MML Investors Services, LLC
  Chelsea Financial Services
  Emily Pich   Key Investment Services LLC
  Chase Investment Services Corp.
  Cari Spicer   Cavu Securities LLC
  Triton Pacific Securities, LLC
  Derick Strickland   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  Khalil Watts   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Chiu Wu   Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for June 2022, 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. However, these individuals remain bound by the securities arbitration agreement to arbitrate any disputes between themselves and their former customers:

NAME FORMER EMPLOYERS
  Robin Auguste   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  Yang Liang   NYLife Securities LLC
  Daniel Motola
  William Nicoloff, Jr.   Boustead Securities, LLC
  Bentley Securities Corporation
  Gregory Williams   Forta Financial Group, Inc.
  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for June 2022, 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
  Dalila Costa-Leroy   Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  National Securities Corporation
  Carlos Guzman   U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  Fifth Third Securities, Inc.
  Michael Leahy   First Standard Financial Company LLC
  Alexander Capital, L.P.
  Henry Moore   LPL Financial LLC
  Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
  Michael Muratore   Benchmark Investments, LLC
  LPL Financial LLC
  Scott Reynolds   Avatar Securities, LLC
  Spartan Securities Group, Ltd.
  James Shelburne   Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
  Jamie Worden   Worden Capital Management LLC
  Salomon Whitney LLC

Continue reading ›

According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for June 2022, 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
  Kyleigh Haynes   Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
  Grant Hebeisen   U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  Carl Ippolito   Pruco Securities, LLC
  Eagleview Securities, Inc.
  Jaime Quintero   American Independent Securities Goup, LLC
  AFA Financial Group, LLC
  J-waun Smiley   Morgan Stanley
  Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  John Sommo   UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  Albert Tejada   Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC

Continue reading ›

Contact Information