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Ronald Harris Rothchild (CRD #4491932) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569 of Melville, NY.) His previous employers include Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (CRD #6694) of Garden City, NY, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (CRD #19616) of Melville, NY, and David Lerner Associates, Inc. (CRD #5397) of Syosett, NY. He has been in the industry since 2002.

David-Sullivan-Accused-of-Excessive-Trading-on-More-Than-One-Occasion-300x200Rothchild is the subject of eight disclosures, the most recent of which was a customer dispute filed on 7/30/2018. In it, the client alleges “breach of contract, negligence, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty.”  Damages requested are $100,000. This case is listed as “pending.”

Two previous customer disputes have been settled. The first, filed on 3/28/2018, alleges that from 7/26/2011 through 4/11/2016, Rothchild misrepresented certain investments that were unsuitable for her objectives. The client also alleges that her risk tolerance and investment objectives were incorrectly documented on her updated account paperwork.  This customer requested damages of $149,236.86, and the case was settled for $75,000.

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Cory Bataan (CRD #2755223) has been employed with Emoire Asset Management Company since April 2008. Previous employment includes Empire Asset Management Company from April 2008 to August 2012, Ameritas Investment Corp. from December 2007 to April 2008 and Joseph Stevens & Company, Inc. from October 1996 to July 2001.

According to the FINRA BrokerCheck, there have been complaints against Mr Bataan.

Churning-Other-Allegations-Made-Against-Broker-Michael-Doyle-300x200In 2015, while employed by Aegis Capital Corp., Claimant alleges unsuitable recommendations and excessive fees & commissions.  Complaint was settled for $25,000.00.

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George Mathis (CRD #4271854) has been employed with Raymond James & Associates since November 2011. Previous employment included Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC from January 2008 to November 2011, Wachovia Securities, LLC from January 2008 to May 2009 and A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. from November 2000 to January 2008.

According to the FINRA BrokerCheck, there have been complaints against George Mathis.

Allegations-of-Sales-Practice-Violations-Cloud-Broker-Kenneth-Dlouhy-‘s-Record-300x200In 2016 while employed by Raymond James & associates, Inc., Client alleges unsuitably, misrepresentation, omissions, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of NASD Conducts Rule 301(A), Conduct Rule 2010, FINRA Conduct Rule 2010, FINRA Rule 2111, Negligence, and breach of contract and vicarious liability. The activity date is 9/03/2013 through 1/28/2016. The complaint settled for $70,000.00.

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John Maloney (CRD #726108) has been employed by Woodbury Financial Services Inc. since June 2016. Maloney was previously employed by Edward Jones from January 1981 to June 2016.

According to the FINRA BrokerCheck, there have been several complaints against Mr. Maloney.

Timothy-DiBlasi-Under-FINRA-Scrutiny-for-Lack-of-Compliance-Supervision-300x200 In 2016 Claimants allege Mr. Maloney’s recommendations to purchase individual equities were unsuitable. The complaint settled for $132,500.

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John Galinsky (CRD #1513926) has been employed with First Dominion Capital since November 2017. Previous employment includes National Securities Corporation from January 2012 to November 2017, Fintegra LLC from January 2010 to December 2011 and Advanced Equities from November 1999 to October 2009.

Leon-Vaccarelli-Fined-and-Sanctioned-by-FINRA-300x199-1-300x199Galinsky was fined $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for 10 business days. Without admitting or denying the findings, Galinsky consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he sent emails to prospective and current investors that were not fair and balanced and did not provide a sound basis for evaluating the facts regarding a company involved in a private securities offering or the offering itself. The findings stated that on two occasions, Galinsky forwarded an email to a customer, which removed references to a patent infringement lawsuit that had recently been filed against the company involved in the offering. By doing so, Galinsky caused his email to be misleading, in that it appeared to forward the entire email that he had received when, in fact, it did not.

The suspension was in effect from May 21, 2018, through June 4, 2018.

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Anthony William LaPadula (CRD #2673373) is a currently registered broker employed with Acceptus Capital Corp. (CRD #282755) of Melville, NY. He is also registered with Aegis Capital Corp. (CRD #15007) since 2010.  His previous employers include Gunnallen Financial, Inc (CRD #17609) of Farmingdale, NY, Delta Asset Management Company, LLC (CRD #39923, expelled by FINRA on 11/11/2005) of Mineola, NY and Win Capital Corp. (CRD #36172 expelled by FINRA on 02/26/2004) of Bayville, NY. He has been in the industry since 1996.

Boca-Raton-Financial-Advisor-Robert-Child-Faces-Yet-Another-Customer-Dispute-300x199LaPadula is the subject of a customer dispute filed on 9/04/2018. In it, the client alleges that LaPadula “recommended an unsuitable product, negligence, misrepresentation, omission of material fact, breach of fiduciary duty and contract.” The client is requesting damages of $200,000. In his response, LaPadula stated that the claim is without merit, and that he will defend himself against the allegations. This case is currently pending.

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Robert Abramowitz (CRD #4437589) is a currently registered broker and investment advisor employed with National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of Melville, NY. Previous employers include Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (CRD #249) of Jericho, NY, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (CRD #6694) of Garden City, NY, and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (CRD #19616) of Great Neck, NY. He has been in the industry since 2001.

FINRA Reports Brokers Nas Adel Allan and Gregory Anastos Made Unsuitable Recommendations on elderfinancialfraudattorneys.comAbramowitz has three disclosures in his record, all customer disputes. The most recent, on 7/30/2018, alleges “breach of contract, negligence, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty.”  The client is requesting damages of $100,000. No additional information is available.

A previous customer dispute was filed on 3/28/2018, alleging that from 7/26/2011 – 4/11/2016, her investment objectives and risk tolerance were incorrectly state on her new account documentation. Additionally, the client alleged that her investments were unsuitable and were “misrepresented to her.” The client requested damages of $149,236.86, and the firm settled for $75,000.

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iStock-476534078-300x231OptionSellers.Com, operated by James Cordier and Michael Gross, promoted themselves as expert options traders able to manage money for retail investors promising they can produce consistent returns with limited risk.  From offices in Tampa, Florida, Cordier and Gross touted their book “The Complete Guide to Options Selling” claiming to know “how selling options can lead to stellar returns in bull and bear markets.”

Now, OptionSellers.Com website has gone dark, and INTL FCStone, the commodities firm which maintained the customer accounts and managed the risk for loans and margin, claims that many investors owes them millions of dollars.  Investors are wondering how INTL FCStone and OptionSellers.Com lost all the money.

While money was lost on naked options, investors allege that either OptionSellers.Com or INTL FCStone failed:

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South-Florida-Broker-Brian-Michael-Berger-Permanently-Barred-by-FINRA-1024x683-300x200Dennis Farrah (CRD #2703960) is a former registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was Taylor Capital Management Inc. (CRD #43559) of Aurora, CO. His previous employers include Sicor Securities Inc (CRD #16195); expelled by FINRA on 01/31/2014), also of Aurora, Questar Capital Corporation (CRD #43100) of Centennial, CO and Lifemark Securities Corp. (CRD #16204) of Rochester, NY. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 1996.

Farrah submitted his resignation on 12/08/2017, and Taylor Capital notified FINRA by filing a U5 form, standard for registration terminations. Farrah voluntarily resigned after allegations. However, Taylor Capital amended the U5 on 1/23/2018, notifying FINRA that the state of Colorado was planning to file fraud charges for selling away without the firm’s knowledge or approval. His license was revoked by the state on 01/31/2018. On 07/12/2018, criminal charges of securities fraud were filed against Farrah.

Previously, Farrah declined to respond to FINRA’s request for information in the matter, and signed a letter of Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (AWC). FINRA barred Farrah effective 6/18/2018. In it, he neither admitted nor denied the charges, and agreed to the sanctions, which included an indefinite bar in all capacities.

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Thomas Joseph Logue (CRD #1700554) is a former registered broker and investment advisor who was last employed by American Independent Securities Group, LLC (CRD #135288) of Hinsdale, IL. His previous employers include Investors Capital Corp. (CRD #30613) and First Midwest Securities, Inc. (CRD #21786), also of Hinsdale.  No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 1990.

Boca-Raton-Financial-Advisor-Robert-Child-Faces-Yet-Another-Customer-Dispute-300x199There are five customer disclosures in Logue’s record, the most recent of which was filed on 2/6/18. Two of these disputes were closed with no action, including the most recent one.

One customer action was filed on 12/8/2017, with allegations of “unsuitability” and requested damages of $127,520.30. This case is currently listed as “pending.”

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