Category Archives: Commonwealth Financial Network

Lloyd Dotson-Former Commonwealth Financial Network Broker-Sanctioned by Securities Regulator-New Canaan, CT

April 2017- New Canaan, CT

According to publicly available records Lloyd Dotson , (CRD# 2551716) ,  a  former stockbroker who was last employed by Commonwealth Financial Network discloses a prior regulator event, 2 prior customer disputes and a termination from employment.

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 2017 Lloyd Dotson was permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA for failing to appear for on the record testimony in connection with an investigation into suspected outside business activities, private securities transactions and the overall circumstances surrounding his termination from Common Financial Network. 

Commonwealth discharged Dotson in June 2016 and made the following allegation on his FINRA public record: “RR was engaged in multiple Outside Business Activities where he used an alias to promote participation in multi-level marketing programs. RR failed to provide prior written notice to or receive written approval from the firm, in violation of FINRA rules 3270.”

Dotson discloses other business affiliations with:

  • HarvestWealth Partners
  • Six Figure MentorsLloyd Dotson.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Lloyd Dotson, contact us to discuss your legal 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

Jeffery A. Vaughn-Former Hornor, Townsend, Kent Broker-Named in FINRA Complaint

July 2016-Horsham, PA

The FINRA records of Jeffery A. Vaughn  , a  currently unlicensed stockbroker who was  most recently employed by  Hornor, Townsend & Kent  disclose a pending regulatory event, 2 prior regulatory events and a termination from employment.

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 July 2016, FINRA filed an amended complaint in proceeding #2013037097602 against Vaughn alleging that he failed to timely respond to FINRA requests for information, that he willfully caused the filing of false and misleading disclosure information and that he provided false information to his firm Hornor, Townsend & Kent by failing to report two unsatisfied Ohio state tax liens.

Jeffery A. Vaughn was employed by Hornor, Townsend & Kent from 5/2014-3/2016. In February 2016 Vaughn was discharged by Hornor Townsend & Kent who alleged: ” registered representative was terminated for failing to disclose a Consent Order he executed with the Ohio Insurance Department when he joined the firm.”

Prior to that he was employed by Commonwealth Financial Network from 11/2005-5/2013.

Investors who have questions about how their account has been handled should 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

Ricky Moore-Stockbroker in Angleton, Texas, Sued by Regulators

December 31, 2015

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority  (FINRA) filed a complaint against stockbroker Ricky Randon Moore, alleging that while working for Commonwealth Financial Network in Angleton, Texas, he failed to disclose to the firm his outside business activities involving the facilitation of a church bond offering for a church located in Brazoria, TX, in violation of FINRA and NASD Rules.

The complaint seeks monetary sanctions and other relief.

FINRA Disciplinary Proceeding #2013038770901

According to FINRA records, Moore was registered with Commonwealth from 2/2009-10/2013. Thereafter he was registered with Securities America 10/2013-12/2013 and with Sagepoint Financial since 12/2013.

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

Angela Borchardt Sanctioned by Securities Regulators

October 2, 2014-Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Angela M. Borchardt  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that in June 2013 she impersonated six customers in phone calls to her prior firm requesting that the customers’ accounts be liquidated so they could invest the proceeds with her new firm Commonwealth Financial Network. According to the AWC , ,when Borchardt’s supervisors at Commonwealth learned that she had impersonated customers in phone calls to her prior firm, Borchardt falsely stated to her supervisors that the customers were on the phone with her during the calls.   Case # 2013037650602.

Borchardt  failed to appear for on the record testimony pursuant to FINRA rules and was permanently barred  from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public.

FINRA records indicate Borchardt was registered with Commonwealth Financial from 5/2013-7/2013. Prior to that she was registered with LPL Financial Services from 5/2011-5/2013.

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

Independent Broker Dealer Rankings Announced by Investment News

The Investment News recently announced the rankings of independent broker-dealers for 2013

BrokerDealer                   Gross Revenue

 1            LPL Financial LLC           $4B (billion)

2            Ameriprise Financial
Services Inc.                                     $3.2 B

3            Raymond James Financial
Services Inc.                                   $1.4 B

4            Commonwealth Financial
Network                                         $822 M (million)

5            Lincoln Financial Network       $794M

6            Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Network                $707 M

7            Axa Advisors            $677M

8            Northwestern Mutual        $654M

9            Cambridge Investment
Research Inc.                      $574 M

10          Securities America Inc.      $475M

11          Royal Alliance Associates
Inc.                              $444 M

12          Cetera Advisor Networks    $435M

13          Waddell & Reed
Financial Advisors                       $426 M

14          ING Financial Partners
Inc.                                  $396 M

15          National Planning Corp.      $383M

16          NFP Advisor Services
Group                                $381 M

17          MML Investors Services
LLC                              $361 M

18          Securian Financial
Services Inc.                            $355 M

19          FSC Securities Corp.        $280M

20          Princor Financial
Services Corp.                           $279 M

21          SagePoint Financial Inc.  $279M

22          INVEST Financial Corp.      $278M

23          HD Vest Investment
Services                               $273 M

24          First Allied Securities
Inc.                                   $272 M

25          Signator Investors Inc.   $269M

Rex Securities Law , located in Boca Raton, FL, 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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Commonwealth Income & Growth Funds Losses ?

Rex Securities Law (RSL) is investigating the sale of the Commonwealth Income & Growth Funds by brokerage firm Commonwealth Capital Securities Corp to determine if there was adequate due diligence performed prior to recommending the purchase of this investment.

These investments may be considered risky and inappropriate for certain investors, especially those who are elderly, retired and living on fixed income.

If you have losses as a result of purchasing Commonwealth Income & Growth Funds, call us for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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