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Francis L. Smookler-Former Legend Securities Broker-Discloses Numerous Customer Disputes

Syosset, New York

MAY 2017 UPDATE-Francis Smookler is not currently registered. His registration with Cova Capital Partners ended January 2017. Smookler is named in a pending FINRA investigation alleging that he made trades in Nebraska and Indiana and was not registered to transact business as a broker in those states.


According to FINRA records,  Francis L. Smookler, Jr.    a stockbroker  who  is currently employed by Cova Capital Partners , discloses one pending and twelve prior customer disputes. He also discloses a final regulatory event and a pending 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 currently pending FINRA Case 16-0405, a customer while Smookler while he was employed by New Castle Financial Services, Brookville Capital Partners and Legend Securities alleges damages of $750,000 for high pressure sales techniques, unsuitable investments, churning and excessive and hidden commissions.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Francis L. Smookler, call for a no charge consultation.

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