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State of Arkansas Bars Worden Capital’s Yousuf Saljooki For Five Years

Yousuf Saljooki (CRD #5045123, a/k/a “Joe Saljooki”) is a former registered broker with Worden Capital Management LLC (CRD #148366) of Melville, NY. His previous employers include SW Financial (CRD #145012), Legend Securities, Inc. (CRD #44952, expelled) and Tryco Securities, Inc. (CRD #104025), among others. No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2006.

Saljooki has had two employment separations in less than a year, in part, due to a ban by the state of Arkansas. During the application process, Saljooki failed to disclose an outstanding 2016 federal tax lien of $227,859. The state denied his application, and he was banned for five years. First, SW Financial, then Worden discharged him after the denial. He is not currently registered with any FINRA-affiliated broker.

Two previous disclosures in 2018 include customer disputes with almost identical allegations of churning and unsuitability, as well as breach of contract/fiduciary duty and unauthorized trading. The two disputes have requested damages totaling over $1.5 million. Both cases are pending.

Another pending dispute was filed on 12/01/2017, and alleged “unauthorized use of margin.” Damages requested in that case total $20,952.00.

Saljooki had two disputes filed in 2016. The first, on 11/16/2006, was by a customer who claimed that his account was “highly leveraged,” and wanted to minimize the risks. Damages requested were $50,000, and the firm (SW) settled for $30,000. Saljooki denied the allegations.

The previous dispute was filed on 03/23/2016, alleging high-pressure sales techniques, churning, unsuitable investments, excessive and hidden commissions by multiple claimants. The requested damages totaled $300,000. This case is still pending.

Prior to the tax lien in 2016, there are two previous disclosures in Saljooki’s record. A dispute was filed on 10/9/2008 with allegations of “unsuitability; excessive commission; breach of fiduciary relationship,” and other related charges. The dispute stems from the purchase of 10,000 shares of stock in Sandridge Energy, and the loss of the client’s investments. The case was settled for $300,000.

Saljooki’s first dispute was filed on 10/01/2008, by a “wealthy investor” with similar allegations. He denied all allegations and the dispute was withdrawn.

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