Category Archives: Garden State Securities

Tyre F. Newsome-Cape Securities Broker-Discloses Termination and Outstanding IRS Lien

March 2017-New York

According to publicly available records Tyre F. Newsome , (CRD# 4812894) ,  a   stockbroker who is  currently registered with Cape Securities , disclose  a prior customer dispute, an outstanding judgment lien 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.

Public records reveal that in April 2016, Tyre Newsome was ‘permitted to resign’ by his employer Garden State Securities who alleged that Newsome made unsuitable recommendation to a senior investor and made an inappropriate recommendation to utilize margin.

Newsome discloses that there is an outstanding judgement or lien against him for $32,094 in favor of the Internal Revenue Service.

Newsome  is currently employed by Cape Securities. His prior employment includes:

  • Cape Securities
  • Spartan Capital Securities
  • Garden State Securities
  • Meyers Associates
  • Caldwell International Securities
  • Maximum Financial Investment Group
  • Avalon Partners
  • Great Eastern Securities
  • Maxim Group

If you have losses  in an account handled by Tyre Newsome, 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 

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George E. Johnson-Former Newport Coast Broker-Discloses $2.6M Customer Dispute

July 2016-Chicago, Illinois

The FINRA records of George E. Johnson  , a former stockbroker who was last  employed by  Newport Coast Securities  disclose 3 final regulatory events, 6 prior customer disputes and a pending customer dispute.

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 February 2016 Johnson was permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA who had named him in a complaint alleging that he manipulated the market for a common stock by soliciting certain customers to sell the stock at increasingly higher and artificially inflated prices, frequently effecting matched orders among his own customers. FINRA Case#2013035533701.

In currently pending FINRA Case 15-02391, a customer of Garden State Securities and Meyers Associates alleges damages of $2.6 million for unsuitability.

Johnson was employed by Newport Coast Securities from 4/2013-2/2016, by Meyers Associates from 11/2011-5/2013 and by Anderson & Strudwick from 7/2010-12/2011.

Investors who suffered losses in an account handled by George E. Johnson may be entitled to recover damages from his former employer through FINRA arbitration.

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

Raymond J. Pirrello-Former Garden State Securities Broker-Named in SEC Insider Trading Complaint

May 2017 UPDATE-FINRA records disclose that Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr.  has 9 prior final customer disputes and one currently pending customer dispute.

In FINRA case 17-0365 filed in 2/2017, a customer of Garden State Securities alleges damages of $1 million for unauthorized trading, unsuitable investments, churning and negligence.

AUGUST 2016 UPDATE-FINRA suspended Raymond Pirrello for failing to respond to FINRA request for information. According to FINRA’s statement, if Pirrello fails to request termination of the suspension within 3 months of the date of the notice of suspension he will be automatically barred on October 14, 2016, from association with any FINRA member in any capacity.

JULY 2016-ORIGINAL POST

FINRA records report that on July 7, 2016, the U S Securities and Exchange Commission filed an insider trading injunction against former  Garden State Securities  stock broker Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr., age 40 of Sparta, New Jersey.

Thomas W. Avent, Jr. , 63,  of Atlanta, who is a tax partner with KPMG LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and Lawrence J. Penna, age 72, of Edgewater, New Jersey, a long time friend of Pirrello, are also named in the complaint  filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. SEC v. Pirello, et al, Case 1:16-cv-02459-SCJ.

The complaint alleges that in 2011 and 2012 Avent, who was working as an acquisition attorney, obtained highly confidential nonpublic information about impending acquisitions of Radiant Systems, Inc., Brightpoint  and Midas Inc. and illegally tipped off PIrrello who passed on the illegal tip to his long time friend Penna.

The complaint further alleges that Penna traded the in the securities of each of the three companies and realized trading profits. Penna then made payments to Pirrello and Avent.

The SEC seeks an injunction prohibiting the defendants from further violations of the securities law and a disgorgement of the trading profits as well as civil penalties.

Pirrello was employed by Garden State Securities in Hackensack, New Jersey, from 8/2008- 5/2016. He was previously employed by The Concord Equity Group and J.P. Turner & Co.

We are currently evaluating potential cases for investors who suffered losses in accounts handled by Raymond J. Pirrello.

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

Garden State Securities Order to Pay Damages for Investment Losses

July 5, 2016-New York

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)  arbitration panel ordered Garden State Securities, based in Red Bank, New Jersey, to pay an elderly customer over $142,000 to resolve allegations that the firm had over traded his account and put him in unsuitable investments. Romano v Garden State Securities, FINRA Case 15-0996. 

The customer was in his late 70’s and brought the arbitration claim to recover losses on unsuitable investments, including penny stocks, stocks of Chinese owned companies and leveraged exchange traded notes.

Investors who have suffered losses as a result of the fraud, negligence or mismanagement of their brokerage accounts may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

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

Mark A. Lisser Named in Customer Complaints-Former Global Arena Capital Broker

March 30, 2016

FINRA records report that former Global Arena Capital stockbroker Mark A. Lisser is currently named in two pending customer arbitrations :

  • FINRA Case 15-02008– customer alleges unsuitable investments, churning, excessive use of margin and seeks damages of $61,458.
  • FINRA Case 14-03824-customer alleges excessive trading, excess and improper use of margin and seeks damages of $109,000.

Lisser has been named in 4 other customer disputes that have been resolved, including:

FINRA Case 14-0080– customer alleged churning, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims while Lisser was employed by Global Arena Capital Corp. That case was settled for $160,000.

Lisser was employed by Global Arena Capital from 11/2010-12/2014. Global Arena Capital was expelled by FINRA 1/2016. Lisser is currently employed by Garden State Securities.

If you have questions about an account handled by Mark A. Lisser, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

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

Raymond Pirrello of Garden State Securities Investigated by Securities Regulator

UPDATE July 2016Pirrello named in insider trading complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange commission. See this for details. 

UPDATE June 2016-Former Garden State Securities stock broker Raymond J. Pirrello is not currently registered with any FINRA firm according to FINRA records as on June 27th, 2016.

Original Post —  March 10, 2016

FINRA records report that the U S Securities and Exchange Commission is currently investigating Garden State Securities  stock broker Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr. regarding alleged potential violations of sections 10(b) and 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rules 10b-5 and 14e-3 there under.

FINRA records also report that Pirrello has been named in 9 customer disputes that have been resolved.

Pirrello has been employed by Garden State Securities in Hackensack, New Jersey, since 8/2008. He was previously employed by Concord Equity Group and J.P. Turner & Co.

If you have questions about an account handled by Raymond J. Pirrello, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

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

Dwarka Persaud-Buckman Buckman & Reid Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes/ Bankruptcy Filing-Plainfield, NJ

UPDATE APRIL 2017

October 2016- Dwarka Persaud discloses that a customer of Buckman Buckman & Reid alleges damages of $40,000 related to investment strategy and fees in April 2016.

February 2017-Dwarka Persaud discloses filing of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Newark, NJ Federal Court.

ORIGINAL POST–March 30, 2016

In FINRA Case 14-3762,  decided 2/5/2016 stock broker Dwarka Persaud was ordered to pay a former client $48,680, plus interest and attorney fees. The customer had alleged churning, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims related to the purchase and sale of securities.

FINRA records report that there are currently two customer disputes pending  against Persaud for account churning and unauthorized trading. Persaud was employed by Garden State Securities from 8/2008-4/2015. He is currently employed by Buckman, Buckman & Reid in Plainfield, New Jersey..

If you have questions about an account handled by Dwarka Persaud call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. You may be able to recover damages.

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“FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry.

FINRA is not part of the government. We’re an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.

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