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Gregory Bauer-Former H. Beck Broker-Barred from Securities Industry for Theft

October 2016-Moon Township, PA

The FINRA records of  Gregory R. Bauer,  a  former stockbroker who most recently was  employed by  H. Beck, Inc.  disclose a final regulatory event 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 recently resolved FINRA Case 2016051501801, Bauer was permanently barred from the securities industry to resolve allegations that he forged the signatures of firm customers, caused the unauthorized sale of securities, intercepted checks in the mail, deposited the checks in his own bank account, and used the funds for his personal expenses without permission. The findings state that Bauer took more than $400,000 from the customers.

In September 2016 Bauer was discharged by H. Beck, Inc. who made the following allegation on Bauer’s FINRA record: “Misappropriated funds of two client accounts at his prior broker dealer Waddell & Reed.”

Bauer was employed by H. Beck, Inc. from 10/2013-9/2016. Prior to that he was employed by Waddell & Reed from 10/2004-10/2013.

If you have losses in an account handled by Gregory R. Bauer, contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

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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Richard Poston-Former H. Beck Broker-Discloses Settlement with Customer-Plano, TX

Plano, Texas

UPDATE APRIL 2017-FINRA records reveal that Richard E. Poston is not currently registered as a broker. In July 2016, FINRA case # 16-0766, see below,  was settled for $185,000.

ORIGINAL POST JUNE 2016According to FINRA records, Richard E. Poston, a broker who worked for H. Beck, Inc. in Plano, Texas , until he was  discharged in December 2015  for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation, has recently been named in a 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 March 2016 a customer of  H. Beck, Inc. has instituted FINRA Case# 16-0766 seeking $200,000 in damages. The customer claims that he was sold an unsuitable concentration of illiquid investments in non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) between 10/2007-9/2015.

Poston’s FINRA record also discloses that on December 11, 2015, FINRA made a preliminary determination that disciplinary action be brought against Poston alleging potential violations of FINRA Rules 2010, 2150, 3240 and 8210. Wells Notice Examination #20150455785.

Poston is not currently employed in the securities industry as of July 5, 2016.

In 2009, Poston reports he was discharged from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Eastern District of Texas.

Poston was employed by H. Beck, Inc. from  3/2010 until his discharge in 12/2015. Prior to that he worked for a number of other brokerage firms in the Plano area, including GunnAllen Financial and LPL Financial. 

Investors with  losses in accounts handled by Richard E. Poston , may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration. FINRA arbitration is a method of dispute resolution that is typically much shorter in duration than court litigation.

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

Stockbroker Richard E. Poston of Plano, Texas Discharged By H. Beck, Inc.-Named in Arbitration

Plano, Texas

According to FINRA records, Richard E. Poston, a broker who formerly worked for H. Beck, Inc. in Plano, Texas , was discharged in December 2015  for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation.

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.

Poston’s FINRA record reveals that on December 11, 2015, FINRA made a preliminary determination that disciplinary action be brought against Poston alleging potential violations of FINRA Rules 2010, 2150, 3240 and 8210. Poston is not currently employed in the securities industry. In 2009, Poston filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Eastern District of Texas.

Poston is named in FINRA Arbitration 16-0766 in which a customer alleges damages of $200,000 for the recommendation of unsuitable and illiquid investments in non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Poston was employed by H. Beck, Inc. since 3/2010. Prior to that he worked for a number of other brokerage firms in the Plano area, including GunnAllen Financial and LPL Financial. 

If you have losses in an account handled by Richard E. Poston , you 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

Steven H. Orr of H. Beck, Victoria, Texas Discloses $1-$5 Million Pending Customer Arbitration

Victoria, Texas

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.

According to FINRA records, Steven H. Orr , currently a broker with H. Beck, Inc.  discloses that he is named in two pending customer disputes and has resolved 3 prior customer disputes.

In FINRA Case 15-01527 , which is currently pending, a customer of H. Beck alleges damages of between $1million and $5 million for unsuitable investments , including direct investments and limited partnership interests, that were sold between 1/2008-7/2015.

In FINRA Case 13-2205, a customer of H. Beck alleged damages of $1,000,000 for the sale of direct participation programs between 2004-2012. That case was resolved for $900,000.

In FINRA Case 13-0120, a customer of H. Beck alleged damages of $252,000 for the sale of direct participation investments, including equipment leasing and real estate programs. That case was settled for $200,000.

Orr has been registered with H. Beck, Inc. since 4/2011. He was previously registered with H. Beck from 12/1994-4/2009. From 4/2009-5/2011 he was registered with Dewaay Financial Network. 

If you have losses in an account handled by Steven H. Orr, you 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

H. Beck Sanctioned for Failure to Perform Due Diligence In Connection With Sale of Private Placements

October 26, 2015- Bethesda, Maryland

H. Beck, Inc.   entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that between May 2008 and January 2009, H. Beck failed to conduct adequate on-going due diligence and address red flags in relation to three private placement funds in violation of NASD Rules 3010 and 2110 and FINRA Rule 2010.

In May 2008 H. Beck received an email containing audited financial statements for the Funds showing a deterioration in the financial condition of the funds and H. Beck failed to detect and investigate further the deterioration of the financial condition of the Funds.

AWC No.2011029195002

H,. Beck   was  censured and fined $40,000.

H. Beck  has been a FINRA member since 1954,  has about 800 brokers in 465 branch offices  and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.h beck

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

FINRA Bars Brookfield, WI, Broker Robert John Beihoff

Brookfield, Wisconsin

To resolve allegations that he effected securities transactions totaling over $27 million dollars in customer’s securities accounts that were held away from, and owned by,  non-customers of his member firms, Robert John Beihoff of Brookfield, Wisconsin, submitted an Offer of Settlement in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. FINRA Case #2010025512301.

According to FINRA records, Beihoff was registered with the following firms:

  • H. Beck, Inc.                             12/2009-12/2010
  • SII Investments, Inc.                 01/1998-12/2009

If you have questions about investment losses or the way your brokerage account has been handled, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.

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.

Rex Securities Law

561 391 1900