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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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Recently, we told you about broker Thomas Kelly (CRD #2877415) whose disclosure include customer disputes that total over $1M in damages. Recently, another customer filed a dispute for another $500,000. He is currently employed with Aegis Capital (CRD #15007) of New York, NY.

Securities Arbitration Claims Against National Securities Corp. on silverlaw.comThe claim, filed on 11/1/2018, alleges “suitability, unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty & negligence,” along with the request of $500,000 in damages. This new case is currently “pending,” and no other information is available.

Our securities arbitration attorneys represent victims of cold calls, excessive trading, churning and unsuitability.  National Securities Corp. is the subject of multiple arbitration claims for unsuitable investments and claims including private placements.

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Jackie Divono Wadsworth (CRD #2342163) is a former registered broker and currently registered investment advisor whose last employer was IMS SECURITIES, INC. (CRD #35567) of Houston, TX. She worked for IMS since 1994, and the firm was expelled by FINRA on 9/04/2018. Previously, she worked for Retirement Investment Group (CRD #7421), also of Houston. She has been in the industry since 1993.

National Securities Corporation: Frequent Customer Disputes with FINRA on silverlaw.comIn 2017, Wadsworth was involved in a customer dispute involving multiple claimants while at IMS Securities. In it, the claimants alleged that “a non-party under the supervision of Respondents induced Claimants to invest in unsuitable, high-risk, illiquid investments, including United Mortgage Trust (“UMT”), United Development Funding II (“UDF II”), and United Development Funding III (“UDF III”).”  These allegations also included “aiding and abetting fraud, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, civil RICO, civil RICO conspiracy, and negligent supervision.” Filed on 6/7/2017, the arbitration was completed on 11/8/2018, awarding a total of $963,836.00 to the claimants.

Following this award, Wadsworth failed to respond to an information request from FINRA, causing a suspension on 8/3/2018. She did not request her suspension to be terminated, and is now barred from any association in any capacity with any FINRA member.

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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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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.

Silver Law Group represents investors in securities and investment fraud cases. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in New York and Florida and represent investors nationwide 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 are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you won’t owe us until we recover your money for you. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.

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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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Dana H. Davis (CRD #1707708) is a currently registered broker currently employed by Newbridge Securities Corporation (CRD #104065) of New York, NY. His previous employers include First Montauk Securities Corp. (CRD #13755) of Hauppage, NY, Global Capital Securities Corporation (CRD #16184) of Englewood, CO, and Gilford Securities Incorporated (CRD #8076) of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1989.

FINRA Reports Brokers Nas Adel Allan and Gregory Anastos Made Unsuitable Recommendations on elderfinancialfraudattorneys.comDavis’ most recent customer dispute was filed on 01/08/2018. In it, the customer alleges that Davis engaged in “misrepresentation, unsuitable and excessive trading, negligent supervision and breach of fiduciary duty.” The customer requests damages of $250,000. This case is currently listed as “pending.”

A previous complaint, filed on 10/10/2007, alleged that Davis engaged in churning, unauthorized trading, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, among other things. The client requested $150,000 in damages, and the case was settled for $75,000. A broker’s comment states Davis was discharged as part of the settlement.

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Stephen Allen Murray (CRD #343722) is a former registered broker and investment advisor who was last employed by Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (CRD #705) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He was previously employed by Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. (CRD #4161) of Jupiter, FL and First Financial Equity Corporation (CRD #16507) of Scottsdale, AZ. No current employment information is available. He began in the industry since 1973.

Murray is the subject of 10 different disclosures, dating back to 1982. The most recent, a regulatory action, occurred after he failed to respond to a FINRA request for information. Three letters were issued regarding the suspension, and Murray did not respond to any of them. He became permanently barred from associating with any FINRA representative as of 8/7/2018. No additional information is available.

The next disclosure was filed on 05/26/2017, a customer dispute alleging “churning, unauthorized trading; negligence, violation of FINRA rules . . .breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Activity date is: 6/2010 thru 4/2017.” The customer requested damages of $100,000, and the case was settled for $60,000.

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Back in March, we told you about registered broker and investment advisor Matthew Jordan Werthe (CRD #5664041, aka “Matt J. Werthe” and “Matt Jordan Werthe.”) Werthe is registered with Raymond James Financial Services (CRD #6694) in Murrietta, CA since 01/02/2013. He was previously employed by Edward Jones (CRD #250) in San Diego, CA from 06/23/2009 through 01/02/2013. Here is an update.

Bahram-Mirhashemi-Facing-Allegations-of-Elder-Financial-Fraud-300x200On 04/03/2018, a customer filed a securities arbitration claim with FINRA with allegations of “Fraud, Excessive Trading, Churning, Unauthorized Trading, Ohio Consumer Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Unsuitability, Breach of Contract, Negligence, Unjust Enrichment, Suitability, Failure to Supervise, Strict Liability.”  The customer requested damages of $728,000.

Werthe responded that this is the re-filing of a previously filed case, (Case No.: 17-03158, Matter No.: 41810) on 11/23/2018. The customer dismissed the original complaint, and re-filed it on 04/03/2018. The case is currently listed as “pending.”

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