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Securities Arbitration Attorneys Our FINRA arbitration lawyers work with investors to recover losses caused by securities fraud, investment fraud, and other kinds of stockbroker misconduct.
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Silver Law Group has filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Kalos Capital, Inc. (CRD# 44337) regarding broker Eric Weschke (CRD# 3486324) and losses our client suffered by investing in GPB Capital Holdings.   Eric Weschke has been in the industry since 1994, and works out of Setauket, New York. Before joining Kalos in 2011, Weschke was registered with Harrison Douglas, Inc. (CRD# 16515), Alternative Wealth Strategies (CRD#130933), Equity Services, Inc. (CRD# 265), Self Trading Securities, Inc. (CRD# 38439), and Tasin & Company, Inc. (CRD# 30709).Silver Law Group has filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Kalos Capital, Inc. (CRD# 44337) regarding broker Eric Weschke (CRD# 3486324) and losses our client suffered by investing in GPB Capital Holdings.

Eric Weschke has been in the industry since 1994, and works out of Setauket, New York. Before joining Kalos in 2011, Weschke was registered with Harrison Douglas, Inc. (CRD# 16515), Alternative Wealth Strategies (CRD#130933), Equity Services, Inc. (CRD# 265), Self Trading Securities, Inc. (CRD# 38439), and Tasin & Company, Inc. (CRD# 30709). Continue reading

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FINRA requested comments on its proposed rule to limit registered representatives from being “named as a customer’s beneficiary or holding a position of trust for or on behalf of a customer.” Silver Law Group, a nationally-recognized investor rights law firm, has submitted a comment letter to FINRA that states our support for addressing this issue. Submitted by managing partner, Scott Silver, Esq., he comments that our firm has seen a rise in cases involving stockbrokers who improperly borrow money from clients, pressure clients to make the financial advisor part of the estate, and other trust and estate issues.FINRA requested comments on its proposed rule to limit registered representatives from being “named as a customer’s beneficiary or holding a position of trust for or on behalf of a customer.” Silver Law Group, a nationally-recognized investor rights law firm, has submitted a comment letter to FINRA that states our support for addressing this issue. Submitted by managing partner, Scott Silver, Esq., he comments that our firm has seen a rise in cases involving stockbrokers who improperly borrow money from clients, pressure clients to make the financial advisor part of the estate, and other trust and estate issues. Continue reading

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Matthew Crafa (Matthew William Crafa) (CRD#: 3114277), a currently-registered broker with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc (CRD#: 23131) in Garden City, New York, is the subject of 2 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report, which are both customer disputes. Mr, Crafa allegedly sold GPB to many residents in Boca Raton, Florida.Matthew Crafa (Matthew William Crafa) (CRD#: 3114277), a currently-registered broker with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc (CRD#: 23131) in Garden City, New York, is the subject of 2 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report, which are both customer disputes. Mr, Crafa allegedly sold GPB to many residents in Boca Raton, Florida.

Crafa has been at Royal Alliance Associates since 2007. Before that, he worked for Oppenheimer & Co Inc. (CRD#: 249), Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co. Inc. (CRD#: 505), Quick & Reilly, Inc. (CRD#: 11217), Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#: 7471), Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. (CRD#: 7556), Royce Investment Group, Inc. (CRD#: 10494). Continue reading

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TCA Management Group, a South Florida-based hedge fund and business lender, is shutting down its main investment fund, stating that clients have asked for more cash than is available. The announcement comes after TCA employees filed an SEC whistleblower complaint alleging that the TCA Fund Management Group’s Global Credit Master Fund, which lends money to distressed companies, has inflated the hedge fund’s earnings and assets since 2017. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating the company’s accounting practices.TCA Management Group, a South Florida-based hedge fund and business lender, is shutting down its main investment fund, stating that clients have asked for more cash than is available.

The announcement comes after TCA employees filed an SEC whistleblower complaint alleging that the TCA Fund Management Group’s Global Credit Master Fund, which lends money to distressed companies, has inflated the hedge fund’s earnings and assets since 2017. Continue reading

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Robert Montes (Robert Frederico Montes) (CRD#: 835488), a barred broker formerly with Morgan Stanley (CRD#: 149777) in Palm Harbor, Florida, is the subject of 4 disclosures on his BrokerCheck report. Montes has been in the industry since 1977. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he worked for Wells Fargo Advisors (CRD#: 19616), Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#: 7471), Salomon Smith Barney (CRD#: 7059), Lehman Brothers (CRD#: 7506), E.F. Hutton & Company (CRD#: 235), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#: 7691), and Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD#: 630).Robert Montes (Robert Frederico Montes) (CRD#: 835488), a barred broker formerly with Morgan Stanley (CRD#: 149777) in Palm Harbor, Florida, is the subject of 4 disclosures on his BrokerCheck report.

Montes has been in the industry since 1977. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he worked for Wells Fargo Advisors (CRD#: 19616), Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#: 7471), Salomon Smith Barney (CRD#: 7059), Lehman Brothers (CRD#: 7506), E.F. Hutton & Company (CRD#: 235), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#: 7691), and Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD#: 630). Continue reading

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Demos Argyros (CRD#: 1325219), a currently-registered broker working for Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD# 249) in St. Louis, Missouri, is the subject of 5 disclosures on his FINRA BrokerCheck report. Argyros has been in the industry since 1985 and was previously registered at CIBC World Markets Corp. (CRD#: 630), Kemper Securities Group, Inc. (CRD#: 19616), Blunt Ellis & Loewi Incorporated (CRD#: 7580), and others.Demos Argyros (CRD#: 1325219), a currently-registered broker working for Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD# 249) in St. Louis, Missouri, is the subject of 5 disclosures on his FINRA BrokerCheck report.

Argyros has been in the industry since 1985 and was previously registered at CIBC World Markets Corp. (CRD#: 630), Kemper Securities Group, Inc. (CRD#: 19616), Blunt Ellis & Loewi Incorporated (CRD#: 7580), and others. Continue reading

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Steven Reznic (a/k/a Steven Paul Reznik, Steve Reznik) (CRD#: 1067199), a previously-registered broker who last worked for Raymond James Financial Services (CRD#: 6694) at their Tallahassee, Florida branch, is the subject of a remarkable 24 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report. Reznic has been in the industry since 1982. Before joining Raymond James, Reznic worked for Pebsco Securities Corp. (CRD#: 7110), Integrated Resources Equity Corporation (CRD#: 6403), Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. (CRD#: 7556), and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (CRD#: 4095).Steven Reznic (a/k/a Steven Paul Reznik, Steve Reznik) (CRD#: 1067199), a previously-registered broker who last worked for Raymond James Financial Services (CRD#: 6694) at their Tallahassee, Florida branch, is the subject of a remarkable 24 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report.

Reznic has been in the industry since 1982. Before joining Raymond James, Reznic worked for Pebsco Securities Corp. (CRD#: 7110), Integrated Resources Equity Corporation (CRD#: 6403), Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. (CRD#: 7556), and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (CRD#: 4095). Continue reading

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Richard Wesselt (a/k/a Rich Wesselt, Richard M Wesselt, CRD#: 2195569), a currently-registered broker with Fortune Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#: 42150) in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is the subject of 16 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report.  Wesselt has been a broker since 1992 and previously worked for The O.N. Equity Sales Company (CRD#: 2936), Stern Agee Financial Services, INC. (CRD#: 18456), American Investment Services, Inc. (CRD#: 21111 expelled), W.S. Griffith & Co., Inc. (CRD# 10410), and PML Securities Company (CRD#: 4082).Richard Wesselt (a/k/a Rich Wesselt, Richard M Wesselt, CRD#: 2195569), a currently-registered broker with Fortune Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#: 42150) in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is the subject of 16 disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report.

Wesselt has been a broker since 1992 and previously worked for The O.N. Equity Sales Company (CRD#: 2936), Stern Agee Financial Services, INC. (CRD#: 18456), American Investment Services, Inc. (CRD#: 21111 expelled), W.S. Griffith & Co., Inc. (CRD# 10410), and PML Securities Company (CRD#: 4082). Continue reading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it obtained a temporary restraining order and filed an emergency enforcement action against Kenneth D. Courtright III and his company, Todays Growth Consultant Inc. The actions by the SEC are related to an alleged “Ponzi-like scheme” that raised more than $75 million from over 500 investors. The Income Store Promised High Returns The SEC’s complaint, unsealed Jan 14, 2020, states that Courtright and Todays Growth Consultant Inc. (TGC), which also did business under the name “The Income Store”, promised investors high rates of return from revenues from websites.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it obtained a temporary restraining order and filed an emergency enforcement action against Kenneth D. Courtright III and his company, Todays Growth Consultant Inc.

The actions by the SEC are related to an alleged “Ponzi-like scheme” that raised more than $75 million from over 500 investors. Continue reading

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John Howley (John C. Howley) (CRD#: 2229244) is a former broker whose last employer was Park Avenue Securities LLC (CRD#:46173) of Rumson, NY. His previous employer was Guardian Investor Services Corporation (CRD#:6635) of New York, NY.  He has been in the industry since 1995. Howley is the subject of ten disclosures, eight of which are customer disputes. The latest, filed on 5/22/2019, alleges that Howley recommended a fraudulent investment scheme in a company called Global Credit Recovery, causing the client a loss of $250,000. The client has also requested a reimbursement for a whole life insurance policy, because she can no longer afford the premiums after suffering the loss from the fraudulent investment. She is requesting damages of $351,000.00.John Howley (John C. Howley) (CRD#: 2229244) is a former broker whose last employer was Park Avenue Securities LLC (CRD#:46173) of Rumson, NY. His previous employer was Guardian Investor Services Corporation (CRD#:6635) of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1995.

Howley is the subject of ten disclosures, eight of which are customer disputes. The latest, filed on 5/22/2019, alleges that Howley recommended a fraudulent investment scheme in a company called Global Credit Recovery, causing the client a loss of $250,000. The client has also requested a reimbursement for a whole life insurance policy, because she can no longer afford the premiums after suffering the loss from the fraudulent investment. She is requesting damages of $351,000.00. Continue reading

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