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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for June 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

  Andrews, Carolyn   UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc
  Avent, Meiewyn   Alliance-One Investments, LLC
  Metlife Investors Distribution Company
  Bougopoulkos, Nicholas   Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  Stifel Financial Corp
  Cook, Marian   Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC
  Corley, Robert   Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC
  Redstone Securities, Inc
  Detamore, Craig   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  Dysart, Jennifer
  Friedman, Steven   Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
  IDS Life Insurance Company
  Garcia, Francisco   Park Avenue Securities
  EQ Financial Consultants Inc
  Griffin, Sparkle   UBS Financial Services Inc.
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Heilman, Peter   Edward Jones
  High, Robert   First Financial Equity Corp
  Chase Investment Services Corp
  Irizarry, Melissa   LPL Financial LLC
  Invest Financial Corp
  LaBare, Richard   Union Capital Company
  Morgan Stanley & Co Inc
  Mariampolski, Arnold   AXA Advisors
  Ohel, Ziv   CFD Investments, Inc
  Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
  Ortega, James   Allstate Financial Services, LLC
  Powers, Robert   Emerging Growth Equities, LTD
  Roth Capital Partners, LLC
  Rubio, Miguel   State Farm VP Management Corp
  Soto, Rani   Prudential Investment Mgmt Services LLC
  Alliance Bernstein Investments, Inc
  Thompson-Owens, Terrell
  Thurman, Purnell   Park Avenue Securities LLC
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Yasso, Brandon   JP Morgan 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.

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According to FINRA Disciplinary actions for June 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

  Andrews, Helen   Morgan Stanley
  Barclays Capital Inc
  Andreyeva, Tatyana   Westpark Capital, Inc
  Fordham Financial Management, Inc
  Basarian, Gary   Royal Alliance Associates, Inc
  Integrated Resources Equity Corp
  Bowen, Heath   Allegis Investment Services, LLC
  Signator Financial Services, Inc
  Cohen, Michael   Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC
  IFS Securities
  Gendlek, Francis   IFS Securities
  TFS Securities, Inc
  Hartnett, Richard   Morgan Stanley
  CIBC World Markets Corp
  Kanoy, Anson   Raymond James & Assoc, Inc
  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  Miller, Eric   Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp
  Rocky Mountain Securities & Investments, Inc
  Murray, Stephen   Raymond James & Associates, Inc
  Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc
  Ramcharran, Rameshwar   Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Romer III, Ernest   Corecap Investments, Inc
  L.M. Kohn & Company
  Rumayor, Juan   Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC
  HSBS Securities (USA) Inc
  Salcedo, Alex   Scottrade, Inc
  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
  Webb, James Jr.   Citigroup Global Markets Inc
  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc

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 June 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

  Anderzejewski, Bryan   Dean Bradley Osbourne Partners LLC
  Morgan Stanley & Co Inc
  Boggs, Marcus   Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
  Bank of America
  Gennity, William   First Standard Financial Company
  Alexander Capital, LP
  Gomez, Edwin   PFS Investments Inc.
  Primerica Financial Services
  LaMarca, Charles   Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage I, LLC
  Meridian Equity Partners, Inc
  Laveck, David   MML Investors Services, LLC
  MSI Financial Services, Inc
  Won Lee, Kevin   J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
  AXA Advisors, LLC
  Maurer, William   Voya Financial Partners, LLC
  Nye, Jason   The O.N. Equity Sales Company
  UBS Paine Webber Inc.
  Sercia, Anthony   Traderfield Securities, Inc.
  Legend Securities, Inc
  Torres, John   JP Morgan Securities LLC
  Wells Fargo Bank
  Whiting, David   Alternative Asset Investment Mgmt. Services
  HD Vest Investment Services

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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Herbert Hafen (CRD#: 867068, aka Elias Herbert Hafen, E Herbert Niggebrugge, Elias Niggebrugge) is a former registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD#:19616) of New York, NY. Hafen’s previous employers include Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777 and CRD#: 8209), and Bear Sterns (CRD#: 79), also of New York City. He has been in the industry since 1979. Hafen was discharged by Wells Fargo on 8/21/2018, after “entering into financial arrangements with clients that were not approved by the firm.”Herbert Hafen (CRD#: 867068, aka Elias Herbert Hafen, E Herbert Niggebrugge, Elias Niggebrugge) is a former registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD#:19616) of New York, NY. Hafen’s previous employers include Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777 and CRD#: 8209), and Bear Sterns (CRD#: 79), also of New York City. He has been in the industry since 1979.

Hafen was discharged by Wells Fargo on 8/21/2018, after “entering into financial arrangements with clients that were not approved by the firm.” Continue reading

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Christopher Charles Hellman (CRD#: 6584084) is a formerly registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of Boca Raton, FL. His previous employer was FMSBONDS, INC. (CRD#:7793), of North Miami Beach, FL. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2016.Merrill Lynch discharged Hellman on 9/20/2018 after he was found to be selling away (selling products not sold or endorsed by the firm) and failing to disclose outside business activities he was involved in while employed.Christopher Charles Hellman (CRD#: 6584084) is a formerly registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of Boca Raton, FL. His previous employer was FMSBONDS, INC. (CRD#:7793), of North Miami Beach, FL. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2016.

Merrill Lynch discharged Hellman on 9/20/2018 after he was found to be selling away (selling products not sold or endorsed by the firm) and failing to disclose outside business activities he was involved in while employed. Continue reading

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Adam Michael Lopez (CRD#: 5562750) is a former registered broker who was last employed with Country Capital Management Company (CRD#:12060) of Springfield, IL, from 09/16/2008 through 09/21/2018. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2018.Country Capital terminated Lopez on 9/21/2016 for violations of provisions in his insurance services contract. His actions were not related to securities, and his U5 termination form was later updated to include an investigation by a “domestic or foreign governmental body or self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over investment-related business.”Adam Michael Lopez (CRD#: 5562750) is a former registered broker who was last employed with Country Capital Management Company (CRD#:12060) of Springfield, IL, from 09/16/2008 through 09/21/2018. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2018.

Country Capital terminated Lopez on 9/21/2016 for violations of provisions in his insurance services contract. His actions were not related to securities, and his U5 termination form was later updated to include an investigation by a “domestic or foreign governmental body or self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over investment-related business.” Continue reading

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Dudley Stevens (CRD#: 4119268, aka “Stephen Franklin Dudley”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor whose last known employer was Coastal Equities, Inc. (CRD#:23769) of New York, NY. Previous employers include Prospera Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#:10740), Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (CRD#:19616), and HSBC Securities (USA) INC. (CRD#:19585), also of New York City.  In addition to New York, he has also worked in Birmingham, AL, Dallas, TX, Boca Raton, FL, and Carle Place, NJ. He has been in the industry since 2000.Coastal Equities terminated Stevens’ employment on 7/20/2018 after he was “reviewed for suspicious letters of authorization concerning third party wires.”  No additional information is available, and Coastal Equities was his most recent broker registration.Dudley Stevens (CRD#: 4119268,aka “Stephen Franklin Dudley”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor whose last known employer was Coastal Equities, Inc. (CRD#:23769) of New York, NY. Previous employers include Prospera Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#:10740), Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (CRD#:19616), and HSBC Securities (USA) INC. (CRD#:19585), also of New York City.  In addition to New York, he has also worked in Birmingham, AL, Dallas, TX, Boca Raton, FL, and Carle Place, NJ. He has been in the industry since 2000. Continue reading

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John Spach (CRD#: 2731192) is a former registered broker and investment advisor whose last known employer was Kestra Investment Services, LLC (CRD#: 42046) of Aliso Viejo, CA. His previous employers include Financial Telesis Inc (CRD#: 31012) and Financial West Group (CRD#: 16668), both of Westlake Village, CA, and Sentra Securities Corporation (CRD#: 10249) of Phoenix, AZ. He has been in the industry since 1996.Spach has three disclosures, all within a one-year time frame. The first was filed on 2/6/2018, after Spach introduced a non-firm client of his own independent registered investment advisor (RIA) to an outside investor. This client invested $450,000 into a promissory note with the outside investor. This activity took place completely outside of Kestra’s auspices, and the note later defaulted. The client informed Spach of the defalt, and Spach agreed to settle the account and reimburse the client for the full $450,000, plus interest until paid.John Spach (CRD#: 2731192) is a former registered broker and investment advisor whose last known employer was Kestra Investment Services, LLC (CRD#: 42046) of Aliso Viejo, CA. His previous employers include Financial Telesis Inc (CRD#: 31012) and Financial West Group (CRD#: 16668), both of Westlake Village, CA, and Sentra Securities Corporation (CRD#: 10249) of Phoenix, AZ. He has been in the industry since 1996. Continue reading

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William Christian Gennity (CRD#: 4913490, aka “Billy Christian Gennity”) is a former registered broker whose last known employer was First Standard Financial Company LLC (CRD#: 168340) of Staten Island, NY. Previous employers include Alexander Capital, L.P. (CRD#: 40077) and Legend Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 44952, expelled by FINRA on 4/17/2017), both of New York City, and National Securities Corporation (CRD#: 7569) of Iselin, NJ. No current employment information is available. He began in the industry in 2005.Gennity is the subject of twelve disclosures dating back to 2014, eight of which are customer disputes, two closed with no actions. Four of these are regulatory/civil matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the State of Montana, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), barring him from any and all association with broker-dealers and acting as a broker or in any other capacity.William Christian Gennity (CRD#: 4913490, aka “Billy Christian Gennity”) is a former registered broker whose last known employer was First Standard Financial Company LLC (CRD#: 168340) of Staten Island, NY. Previous employers include Alexander Capital, L.P. (CRD#: 40077) and Legend Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 44952, expelled by FINRA on 4/17/2017), both of New York City, and National Securities Corporation (CRD#: 7569) of Iselin, NJ. No current employment information is available. He began in the industry in 2005. Continue reading

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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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