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Cesar Rodriguez-Former Avenir Financial Group Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes & Termination- Wheaton, IL

August 2017, Wheaton, IL

According to publicly available records  Cesar Omar Rodriguez (CRD#4451732) , a former stockbroker who was previously registered with Avenir Financial Group, disclose a regulatory event , three prior customer disputes , two terminations from employment and an outstanding judgment lien.

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 April of 2015  Rodriquez  was permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA to resolve allegations that “he defrauded investors by knowingly misrepresenting the true use of investors’ proceeds and improperly misusing investors’ funds for personal expenses unrelated to the operation of his member firm’s branch office…..”

In October of 2015, an  Avenir Financial Group  customer filed a complaint alleging unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, churning, manipulation, misrepresentation, suitability, negligence, indemnification, recovery of commissions, theft, swindling, and forgery.  Claimant alleged that Rodriguez purchased shares in his account and traded on his margin without permission.  Claimant further alleged that Rodriguez falsified account documents.   In FINRA case 15-02744 the Claimant was awarded the sum of $133,989.04 in compensatory damages, plus interest.   He was also awarded the sum of $22,500 in punitive damages, plus interest.

In April of 2015,  Rodriguez was discharged from Avenir Financial Group .

In November of 2008, Rodriguez was discharged from Charles Morgan Securities, Inc. who alleged that he violated the rules of the industry standards of conduct.

 Rodriguez was with Avenir Financial Group from July of 2013 until he was barred by FINRA in April of  2015.  His prior employment includes American Trust Investment Services, National Securities Corp. and Chicago Investment Group.   Rodriguez also discloses an affiliation with Bull Run Capital Holdings LLC.

If you have questions about an account handled by Cesar O. Rodriguez, contact us 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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Sean W. Mollard-Former Dawson James Broker-Discloses $1M Customer Dispute

Boca Raton, Florida

UPDATE APRIL 2017-FINRA records indicate that FINRA arbitration 16-0849, described below, was settled in February 2017 for $295,000.

ORIGINAL POST JUNE 2016

According to FINRA records,  Sean W. Mollard   a stockbroker  who  is currently employed by Westpark Capital, Inc. , discloses a pending customer dispute. He also discloses a final regulatory event .

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 currently pending FINRA Case 16-000849, a customer while Mollard was employed by Dawson James Securities,  alleges damages of $1,000,000 for failure to follow instructions, material misrepresentations and omissions, excessive trading and commissions, unauthorized trading, unsuitable recommendations and breach of contract.

In 2014, Mollard was fined $5,000 and suspended for six months.  These sanctions were imposed to resolve FINRA allegations that Mollard failed to timely respond to FINRA requests for information and documents. It was not until FINRA issued a Notice of Suspension to Mollard that he responded to the requests. FINRA Case#2012034500102.

According to FINRA records Mollard has been registered with Westpark Capital since 9/2014.. His previous registration history includes:
7/2013-12/2013 Aegis Capital 
5/2007-9/2012 Dawson James Securities
8/2006-5/2007 Chicago Investment Group

If you have questions about an account handled  by Sean W. Mollard, call for a no charge consultation.

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

Boca Raton Broker Sean Mollard Fined and Suspended by FINRA

Boca Raton, Florida

UPDATE June 2016-Mollard discloses $1M customer arbitration. See this for more details. 

In March 2014 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Boca Raton , FL , broker Sean Wesley Mollard $5,000 and suspended him for six months.

 These sanctions were imposed to resolve FINRA allegations that Mollard failed to timely respond to FINRA requests for information and documents. It was not until FINRA issued a Notice of Suspension to Mollard that he responded to the requests.
According to FINRA records Mollard is not currently registered . His previous registration history includes:
7/2013-12/2013 Aegis Capital 
5/2007-9/2012 Dawson James Securities
8/2006-5/2007 Chicago Investment Group

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