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Mohamed Racheed Yassin (CRD #1673281) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of Westbury, NY. His previous employers include Morgan Stanley (CRD #149777) of Garden City, NY, UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD #8174) of Uniondale, NY and Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD #7471) of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1990.

David-Sullivan-Accused-of-Excessive-Trading-on-More-Than-One-Occasion-300x200-300x200Yassin is the subject of two FINRA disciplinary actions. The first, filed on 10/29/2018, suspends Yassin indefinitely for failure to comply with an arbitration award in a case of breach of promissory notes.

The earlier FINRA action on 8/21/2018 bars Yassin from any and all association with a FINRA member after he failed to respond to a request for information. FINRA then barred Yassin indefinitely from affiliation with any FINRA member effective 11/26/2018.

David Woods Unsworth, Jr., (CRD #1609040, aka “Chip Unsworth”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of San Francisco, CA. His previous employers include Legend Merchant Group, Inc. (CRD #5155, expelled by FINRA in 2012), also of San Francisco, and International Assets Advisory, LLC (CRD #10645) of Orlando, FL. No current employment information is available since National Securities, which ended on 3/24/2017. He has been in the industry since 1987. Unsworth is the subject of 19 disclosures dating back to 1987. His most two most recent disclosures are FINRA disciplinary actions. The most recent, dated 8/28/2018, involving private sales of securities that were not disclosed to his member firm, National Securities Corporation. This action is prohibited by FINRA, and Unsworth failed to notify the firm of his intent.David Woods Unsworth, Jr., (CRD #1609040, aka “Chip Unsworth”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor whose last employer was National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of San Francisco, CA. His previous employers include Legend Merchant Group, Inc. (CRD #5155, expelled by FINRA in 2012), also of San Francisco, and International Assets Advisory, LLC (CRD #10645) of Orlando, FL. No current employment information is available since National Securities, which ended on 3/24/2017. He has been in the industry since 1987. Continue reading ›

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.

Jonathan William Iraggi (CRD #5857254) is a former registered broker whose last employer was National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of Morganville, NJ. His previous employers include Garden State Securities, Inc. (CRD #10083) of Red Bank, NJ, Spartan Capital Securities, LLC (CRD #146251) and Portfolio Advisors Alliance, Inc. (CRD #101680) of New York, NY.  No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 2011.

David-Ledoux-Fined-and-Suspended-by-FINRA-After-Failing-to-Disclose-Liens-on-His-Registration-300x200Iraggi is the subject of four disclosures, the most recent a disciplinary action by FINRA, as well as one employment discharge and two denied customer disputes. In the FINRA action, filed on 8/23/2018, Iraggi failed to notify his employer firm, Garden State Securities, that he had verbal authorization to exercise discretion in three customer accounts. Iraggi did not obtain written authorization from the clients, nor written authorization from the firm to service the accounts on a discretionary basis.

Later, when filling out an annual compliance questionnaire in December of 2016, Iraggi failed to disclose to the firm that he had exercised discretion with a customer’s account, answering “no” when he actually had. Iraggi was fined $5,000 and a 30-day suspension from any association with a FINRA member firm, consented to the findings and signed a letter of Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (AWC.)

Kevin Richard Wilson (CRD #326701) is a registered broker currently employed with National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of New York, NY. His previous employers include Laidlaw & Company (UK) LTD. (CRD #119037), Aegis Capital Corp. (CRD #15007) and Gilford Securities Incorporated (CRD #8076), all of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1999.

Why Private Placements are Often Risky and Unsuitable Investments on silverlaw.comWilson has two disclosures, both pending customer disputes that were filed this year. The first was filed on 10/24/2018, alleging “unsuitability” from 2010 through 2017. The client requests damages of $2,000,000.00.

The second disclosure was filed on 07/09/2018, alleging over-concentration and unsuitability from 2009 through 2017. This client requests damages of $457,000.00.

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.

Craig Aaron Bonn (CRD #2280460) is a currently registered FINRA broker employed with National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) of New York, NY. He was previously registered with Laidlaw & Company (UK) LTD. (CRD #119037) and Sands Brothers & Co., LTD. (CRD #26816), both also of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1993.

FINRA Reports Brokers Nas Adel Allan and Gregory Anastos Made Unsuitable Recommendations on elderfinancialfraudattorneys.comBonn is currently the subject of a customer dispute filed on 8/29/2018 that alleges unsuitability and excessive trading from 2008 through 2016. The client has requested damages of $228,128.47. Bonn denies the claims of wrongdoing made in this dispute.

Previously, Bonn was accused of making “unsuitable recommendations” for a client from 2006 through 2012 in a dispute filed on 1/17/2014. The client requested $800,000 in damages, and the firm settled for $325,000. Bonn was “dismissed and discharged” from this case, and the company settled without any input or contribution from him.

National Securities Corporation: Frequent Customer Disputes with FINRA on silverlaw.comHow the company has violated or been accused of violating FINRA regulations

It is always important for investors to have a good understanding of the financial professionals they work with. Before handing over money to anyone, brokers should be vetted properly. This is why the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) created its BrokerCheck reports.

Not only do these provide good information on where brokers are licensed and their work histories, but they also reveal customer disputes, discharges, and alleged improper activity. But these reports don’t just cover brokers – they also include their member firms.

Broker Christopher Brandon Kane (CRD #5486515) is currently registered with National Securities Corporation (CRD #7569) in South Norwalk, CT. He was previously employed with Laidlaw & Company (Uk) Ltd. (CRD #119037) of Stamford, CT and the now-defunct HFP Capital Markets LLC of New York, NY (CRD #44351; FINRA expelled this company on 06/25/2014.)  He has been in the industry since 2007, and registered as a broker since 2010.

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Kane has only one disclosure in his FINRA record, which was filed on 6/11/2018. In it, the client alleges “churning, unauthorized and unsuitable trading from 2012-2017.”  Requested damages total $871,256.00. Kane was employed with Laidlaw & Company at the time of the allegations. The case is currently pending, and no additional information is available.

A class action has been filed against Restoration Robotics, Inc. (“HAIR”), National Securities Corporation (“National Securities”) and others. The complaint alleges that Restoration Robotics negligently issued untrue statements of material facts in, and omitted to state material facts required to be started from, the prospectus issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”).  At the time of the IPO, Restoration Robotics sold approximately 4 million shares at a price of $7.00 per share.  Restoration Robotics stock has dropped dramatically trading under $3.00 a share on June 22, 2018.

National Securities served as an underwriter for the Company’s IPO agreeing to purchase 2,145,000 shares of the Company common stock, exclusive any over-allotment option.  National Securities previously served as Restoration Robotics investment banker raising several million dollars in a Reg D offering in 2016.  According to the complaint, National Securities collected fees from commissions and discounts in excess of $1,100,000 in the IPO.

According to the class action complaint, Restoration Robotics was incorporated in 2002 under the laws of the State of Delaware.  At the time of the IPO, the Company also had three wholly-owned subsidiaries: (i) Restoration Robotics, Inc. Limited, (ii) Restoration Robotics Europe Limited, Incorporated, and (iii) Restoration Robotics Korea Yuhan Hoesa, Incorporated.

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