Category Archives: PHX Financial

Douglas E. Duncan-Former National Securities Corp. Broker- Discloses Customer Dispute-Westbury, NY

May 2017-Westbury, New York

The FINRA records of  Douglas E. Duncan ,  a  stockbroker who is currently  registered with PHX Financial  and Scottrade, Inc.  disclose 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 pending FINRA arbitration 16-0735, a customer of Duncan’s prior employer, National Securities Corp. alleges damages of $500,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation and negligence.

Douglas E. Duncan has been employed by PHX Financial since 5/2017 and Scottrade since 3/2016. His previous employments include Worden Capital Management 6/2015-3/2016, Four Points Capital Partners 4/2015-6/2015 and National Securities Corp. 9/2014-3/2015.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Douglas E. Duncan  , 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Demitrios Hallas-Former PHX Financial Broker-Named in SEC Complaint-

April 2017- New York

The FINRA records of  Demitrios Hallas ,  a  former PHX Financial stockbroker who is currently not registered disclose two final regulatory events, 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.

Hallas was recently named in an SEC Complaint alleging that he purchased and sold daily leveraged Exchange Traded Funds and Notes (ETFs and ETNs) knowingly or recklessly disregarding that the products were unsuitable for his customers. In addition the SEC alleges that Hallas misappropriated over $170,000 from one customer. Link to SEC complaint. 

Hallas was suspended by FINRA in April 2016 for failing to respond to a request for information.

In February 2012 Halllas was discharged by Chase Investment Services Corp. who made the following allegation in connection with the termination: “Job performance, including customer complaints alleging unauthorized trades and failure to disclose fees”

Hallas’ prior employment includes PHX Financial, Forefront Capital Markets, Santander Securities, Aegis Capital Corp., Chase Investment Services and PNC Investments.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Demitrios Hallas  , 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Serge Parakhnevich-PHX Financial Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute

August  2016-New York

The FINRA records of Serge Parakhnevich ,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by PHX Financial, Inc. , disclose a pending customer dispute 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 the pending dispute , a customer of his prior employer, Aegis Capital, alleges damages of $100,000  for unauthorized trading, excessive trading and churning for the time period from 10/14/2013-4/10/2014.

Parakhnevich discloses a currently outstanding judgment in the amount of $17,493 in favor of Asset Acceptance LLC, filed in Nassau County Court, NY.

Parakhnevich has been employed by PHX Financial since 4/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Aegis Capital .

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

Johnathan W. McHale-Former PHX Financial Broker-Makes Numersous Diclosures On FINRA Record

New York

According to FINRA records,  Johnathan W. McHale   a stock broker  formerly employed by PHX Financial , discloses seven final customer disputes, a termination and 7 pending judgment/liens.

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 FINRA Case 11-3515, a customer while McHale was employed by John Thomas Financial alleged damages of $859,000 for mishandling the account for the sole purpose of generating commissions. That case was settled for $285,000.

McHale discloses seven judgments/liens, including a lien for $585,399.29 to the Internal Revenue Service.

McHale was been employed by PHX Financial from 2/2014-3/2016. Prior to that his employment includes National Securities Corporation and John Thomas Financial.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Johnathan W. McHale, 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

PHX Financial-Discloses Settlement of 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 FINRA Case 15-0094, a customer of PHX Financial alleged damages of $400,000 for unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, common law fraud, breach of contract, negligent supervision and violation of the Texas Securities Act from April 2013-December 2013. That case was settled for $90,000.

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

Francesco A. Scarso-First Standard Financial Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-NY

New York

MAY 2017 UPDATEFrancesco Scarso was permanently barred from the securities industry in 2/2017 for failing to respond to a request for information in connection with an investigation.

 

ORIGINAL POST JUNE 2016

According to FINRA records,  Francesco A. Scarso   a stockbroker who was recently employed by First Standard Financial Co. , discloses  a pending customer dispute, 9 prior final customer disputes, 3 regulatory events and 4 currently outstanding judgement/liens.

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 FINRA Case 13-01629, a customer when Scarso was employed by John Thomas Financial alleges damages of $400,000 for misrepresentations and failing to disclose material facts.

In his most recent regulatory matter in 2015, Scarso was suspended for 30 days and fined $5,000 to resolve FINRA allegations that he failed to disclose tax liens and a compromise with a creditor in a timely manner.

 

Scarso is not currently employed in the securities industry.  Prior to First Standard Financial, he was employed by PHX Financial and before that by Alexander Capital.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Francesco Scarso , 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

Salvatore Gioe- PHX Financial-Named in Unauthorized Trading Complaint

New York

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, former  stockbroker Salvatore Gioe , who is not currently registered ,  discloses ten prior customer disputes, including:

  • FINRA Case 13-1018- a customer of Gioe while he was registered with First Midwest Securities alleged damages of $350,000 for unauthorized trading, account churning, and other claims. That case was settled for $65,000.

Gioe discloses a currently pending customer disputes  made by a customer while Gioe was registered with PHX Financial who alleges damages of $22,994 for unauthorized trading.

Salvatore Gioe was registered with Chelsea Financial Services from 3/2016-3/2016, with Avenir Financial Group from 1/2015-2/2016 and with PHX Financial  from 10/2012-12/2014. 

If you have questions about an account handled by Salvatore Gioe  contact us to discuss your options and to learn how 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