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Peter Michael Malis (CRD #317892) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD #19616) of Woodland Hills, CA. His previous employers include Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD #7471) of New York, NY, Bache Halsey Stuart Inc. (CRD #7238) and Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis Incorporated (CRD #640). He has been in the industry since 1969.

Antonio-Costanzo-Permanently-Barred-by-FINRA-After-Alleged-Churning-in-Customer-Accounts-300x202According to CRD records, Malis has five disclosures on his record, all customer disputes. The most recent was filed on 12/7/2017, alleging unsuitable investments and that he never discussed any transactions with the client during the time period 2/13/2006 through 12/31/2016. This claim was denied.

The next claim was filed on 09/13/2016, alleging excessive and unsuitable unauthorized trading, churning, and unsuitable account portfolio management from April 2002 through 2015. This claim went to arbitration and settled on May 2, 2017 for $1,100,000.00. Malis did not contribute to this settlement amount.

Michael Turner Morrissett (CRD #1456789) is a registered broker and investment advisor who is currently employed with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD #19616) of Roanoke, VA. His previous employers are First Union Brokerage Services, Inc. (CRD #8112) of Charlotte, NC and Dominion Investment Banking, Inc. (CRD #17523)   He has been in the industry since 1986.

Lawrence-LaBine-Under-Fire-for-Alleged-Unsuitable-Recommendations-and-More-1024x683-300x200Morrissett is the subject of four disclosures, the most recent of which was filed on 4/5/2018. The claimants allege that Morrissett “misrepresented” two hedge funds in 2013 and 2015, and that the information provided on the two alternative investments was “misleading.” The clients have requested damages of $2,300,000. This case is currently pending.

The next customer dispute was filed on 1/15/2014, with the client alleging that Morrissett “pursued an unsuitable investment strategy beginning in 2000 that overexposed her account to the volatility of the equities markets during the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.”  The case was settled for $85,000 by the firm to avoid the expense and hassle of litigation.

FINRA Reports Brokers Nas Adel Allan and Gregory Anastos Made Unsuitable Recommendations on elderfinancialfraudattorneys.comRalph Adams Bianchi (CRD #1513063) is a previously registered broker whose last known employer was Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD #19616) of Flemington, NJ. His previous employers include The GMS Group, LLC (CRD #8000) of Livingston, NJ, and Moore & Schley, Cameron & Co. (CRD #6917). No current employment information is available. He began in the industry in 1986.

Bianchi has one disclosure on his record, a customer dispute filed on 01/19/2018. In it, the claimants allege that Bianchi made unsuitable investments in the Puerto Rican bond market. These recommendations were made between 2013 and 2017, when the Puerto Rico bond market found itself in a severe crisis. After the island was later devastated by Hurricane Maria, the financial market collapsed.

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Ramon Arturo Herrera (CRD #6021170) is a former registered broker and investment advisor, barred by FINRA. His last registered employer was Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD #19616) of Union City, NJ.

A customer dispute was filed by a client’s POA on 01/13/2018. The POA alleged that from 04/17/2018 through 11/17/2018, one of two financial advisors assigned to her conducted excess trading and made and an unauthorized withdrawal of $75,010 from her personal savings account. The FA in question was not named in the complaint. The case was settled for $105,000.

The next customer dispute was filed on 04/04/2018, alleging that Herrera withdrew funds from multiple client accounts without their permission. That case is pending, and the requested damages total $20,000.

New-York-Broker-Gregory-Flemming-Suspended-by-FINRA-300x200Walter M. Stucker (CRD #2197844) is a registered broker and investment advisor, currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD #19616) of Fort Worth, TX. He was previously employed by UBS financial services inc. (CRD #8174) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD #7691), also of Fort Worth. He has been in the industry since 1991.

Stucker is the subject of three disclosures, the most recent filed on 04/08/2018. This customer arbitration claim alleges that he “unsuitably concentrated their portfolio in the energy sector and misrepresented the risks associated with those investments” from 2011 to 2017.  The customer is requesting damages of $600,000. This case is currently pending.

The prior complaint, filed on 12/18/2017, was filed by a client’s attorney alleging “misrepresentation, suitability issues and over concentration in oil and gas limited partnerships” from July 27, 2011 to December 18, 2017. The client requested damages in the amount of $632,907.00; however, this claim was ultimately denied.

Jeffrey Palish was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, Palish, a former Wells Fargo stockbroker, consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that over approximately three years, he converted more than $180,000 for his personal use from an elderly customer by accepting the money with no intent or ability to repay the customer.

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