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Silver Law Group and The Law Firm of David Chase are reviewing potential claims of fraudulent inducement of federal employees into purchasing high fee paying variable annuity products by LPL Financial LLC (CRD#6413) affiliated brokers Brandon Long (CRD# 5975459) , Christopher S Laws (CRD#4479529) , Johnathan Dax Cooke (CRD#5365691) and Danny Scott Hood (CRD#3236852).

Variable annuities (“VAs”) are highly-complex financial products.  According to FINRA, a good way to think of a VA is as a cross between an insurance product and an investment product.

Like other annuities, a VA is a contract between the investor and an insurance company.  The investor pays the insurer a single payment or a series of payments called premiums.  In exchange for those premiums, the insurer promises to make periodic payments to you either immediately or at some point in the future.

Winston Turner Facing Allegations of Variable Annuity Fraud on silverlaw.com

FINRA initiates investigation into Sarasota broker after multiple customer complaints

Winston Wade Turner, a broker who was most recently registered with Pruco Securities in Sarasota, Florida, is being investigated after FINRA filed a complaint against Turner in regard to numerous customer disputes, including attempting to defraud customers by convincing them to exchange their existing variable annuities and other securities while hiding these exchanges from his firm. His actions caused his clients to incur excessive surrender charges and five of his clients lost approximately $151,000.

According to FINRA, Turner falsified information in relation to the variable annuity transactions and he evaded his firm’s supervisory review process by lying to them about the source of funds in variable annuity purchases. He is also accused of deceptive conduct because he used his personal email addresses as the email address of his customers so that he would receive account notifications instead of his customers. Additionally, he submitted documents bearing forged customer signatures.

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