Yousuf Saljooki Named In $750K Customer Complaint Alleging High Pressure Sales Techniques

Farmingdale, New York

APRIL 2016

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

FINRA records are public and can be accessed on the BrokerCheck website. 

The FINRA records of Yousuf Saljooki  disclose  2 final customer disputes and 1 pending customer disputes .

In  the pending case, FINRA Case 16-00405, a customer of Saljooki while he was previously employed by New Castle Financial Services ,now known as Brookville Capital Partners, and Legend Securities alleges that Saljooki used high pressure sales techniques, made unsuitable investments, churned the account and charged excessive and hidden commissions. Damages, which include punitive and exemplary damages exceed $750,000 are alleged.

Saljooki has been registered with Salomon Whitney Financial  since 8/2015.  He was previously registered with  Legend Securities 3/2015-8/2015, Tryco Securities 3/2015-3/2015  and Brookville Capital Partners 7/2009-3/2015

If you have losses in an account handled by Yousuf Saljooki  , and believe that your account was mishandled, call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

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Michael Oromaner-Former Salomon Whitney Broker- Named In Customer Complaint Alleging High Pressure Sales

MAY 2017- Farmingdale, New York

The FINRA records of Michael L. Oromaner  disclose 2 regulatory matters that have  been finalized, 10 final customer disputes, 1 pending customer dispute and 2 outstanding judgements or liens.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In 5/2016 , in FINRA case 12-3310, the arbitration panel ordered Oromaner and his prior employer, Brookville Capital Partners to pay a customer over $29,000. The customer had alleged unauthorized trading, over concentration of investments and excessive markups and markdowns on thinly traded stocks.

In pending  FINRA Case 16-00405, a customer of Oromaner’s while he was previously employed by New Castle Financial Services ,now known as Brookville Capital Partners, and Legend Securities alleges that Oromaner used high pressure sales techniques, made unsuitable investments, churned the account and charged excessive and hidden commissions. Damages of $750,000 are alleged.

Oromaner is not currently registered. He worked for  Salomon Whitney Financial  since 3/2016-9/2016.  He was previously registered with Cova Capital Partners 10/2016-1/2017 and Avenir Financial Group 1/2015-3/2016. Prior to that he was registered with Legend Securities 1/2014-1/2015 and Brookville Capital Partners 11/2009-1/2014.

If you have losses in an account handled by Michael L. Oromaner , and believe that your account was mishandled, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages from his employer.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jeffrey Offen-Salomon Whitney Broker-Discloses Outstanding Judgments on FINRA Records

April 2016- Farmingdale, New York

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

FINRA records are public and can be accessed on the BrokerCheck website. 

The FINRA records of Jeffrey L. Offen  disclose that he has 6 unsatisfied and outstanding judgments or liens against him, including 3 to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Two setted customer disputes are reported.

Offen has been registered with Salomon Whitney Financial  since 12/2015.  He was previously registered with Network 1 Financial Securities from 5/2015-12/2015. Prior to that he was registered with Laidlaw & Company from 11/2012-5/2015 and before that he was registered with Obsidian Financial Group.

If you have losses in an account handled by Jeffrey L. Offen , and believe that your account was mishandled, call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Wayne Ford-Former Salomon Whitney Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute & Liens

Farmingdale, New York

JANUARY 2017 UPDATE-In January 2017, Wayne F. Ford was suspended by FINRA for failing to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or to satisfactorily respond to a FINRA request to provide information concerning the status of compliance.

AUGUST 2016 UPDATE-The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

FINRA records are public and can be accessed on the BrokerCheck website. 

The FINRA records of Wayne F. Ford  disclose a currently  pending customer dispute,  5 prior final customer disputes, and 13 currently outstanding judgment/liens.

In currently pending FINRA Case 16-0687-a customer of Salomon Whitney Financial  alleges unsuitability, breach of contract, negligent supervision, breach of fiduciary duty and violations of the Louisiana Securities Act.  Damages are alleged to be $50,000.

Ford’s prior customer disputes include:

  • FINRA Case 14-02534- a customer of Salomon Whitney Financial  alleged unauthorized trading, churning, unsuitability and failure to supervise and damages of  $244,125. That case was settled for $125,000.

Ford’s disclosures regarding judgements and liens includes:

  • Internal Revenue Service tax lien in the amount of $68,010.
  • New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance tax lien in the amount of $15,945.

Ford was registered with Salomon Whitney Financial from  11/2011-11/2016.  He was previously registered with Rockwell Global Capital from 1/2011-12/2011. Prior to that he was registered with Brookstone Securities.

If you have losses in an account handled by Wayne F. Ford , and believe that your account was mishandled, call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Robert Hahn, Former Tyler Insurance Agent, Sentenced to 36 Months

April 2016-Tyler, Texas

Robert Hahn, a 64 year old former Tyler insurance agent was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering , according to the U.S. Attorney’ s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. 

In November 2015, Hahn admitted to operating a Ponzi Scheme from January 2007 until February 2015. He collected over $5 million from the mostly doctor investors who believed they were earning an annual interest rate of 20% on their “investments”.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Claus Foerster Indicted for $2.8M Fraud-Spartanburg, S Carolina

March 2016

The US Attorney’s Office for District of South Carolina announced that Claus C. Foerster, age 55, of Spartanburg, South Carolina was charged in a 5 count indictment with wire fraud.  Maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

Foerster, touting a non existent company, SG Investments,  allegedly defrauded clients of $2.8 million while employed by Smith Barney, Morgan Keegan and Raymond James from 2000-2014.

Foerster was barred from the securities industry in June 2014.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Richard Gomez Investigation Update-Avenir Financial-Legend Securities

April 2016- New York

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

FINRA records are public and can be accessed on the BrokerCheck website. 

The FINRA records of Richard Gomez  report that he is currently named in  a FINRA regulatory Complaint, No. 2011030293503, which alleges that while employed by Legend Securities, Inc., he defrauded investors of at least $499,000 through his participation in two separate schemes involving private securities transactions away from his firm, Praetorian Global Fund and U.S. Coal Corporation.

Gomez’s FINRA record discloses 2 pending customer disputes:

    • FINRA Case 16-0035 filed by a Florida resident against Gomez while he was employed by Avenir Financial Group alleges unauthorized trading, excessive commissions, churning and suitability. The customer alleges damages of $110,000.
    • FINRA Case 15-01041  filed against Gomez while he was employed by Legend Securities, alleges violation of NY Consumer Protection Act and NY Business Law 349, breach of contract, fraud and other claims and seeks damages of $110,000.

Gomez has been registered with 17 different brokerage firms since 2006, some for as short a period as 2 or 3 months. See his FINRA record for complete details.

If you have losses in an account handled by Richard Gomez, and believe that your account was mishandled, call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870