Category Archives: Raymond James

James D. Calder II-Former Raymond James Broker-Sanctioned Over Sale of Life Settlements-Borger, TX

May 2017-Borger, TX

The FINRA records of  James D. Calder II,  a  unregistered stockbroker who was last employed by  Raymond James Financial Services  disclose a final regulatory event and a customer dispute that has been settled.

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 2/2017, to resolve allegations by FINRA that he engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity by participating in the sale of life settlement contracts to customers of his firm after it had expressly denied his request to participate in such activity, Calder was suspended for six months and fined $15,000.

In FINRA arbitration 15-02822, a customer of Raymond James Financial Services alleged damages of $120,000 in connection with an investment purchased from Calder that was not authorized by Raymond James Financial Services. That case was settled for $75,000.

James D. Calder II was employed by Raymond James from 8/2002-3/2016.

If you have questions about an account  handled by James D. Calder II , contact us to discuss your options.

Viatical Settlement

A viatical settlement is a contract whereby a person diagnosed with a terminal illness sells their life insurance policy for less than its face value in order to obtain a portion of the proceeds while still alive. The buyer (investor) obtains the full value of the policy upon the death of the insured.

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

Billy Jack Cowan-Former Raymond James Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute & Termination From Employment-Norman, OK

May 2017-Norman, OK

The FINRA records of  Billy Jack Cowan  ,  a  former stockbroker who is not currently  registered disclose  a regulatory event, 2 prior customer disputes, 2 terminations from employment and 8 prior financial events.

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 2015 Cowan was censured by the Oklahoma Department of Securities for using discretionary power in a customer’s account without prior written authorization while employed by Raymond James Financial Services.

In FINRA Case 15-0725, a customer of Raymond James Financial Services  alleged damages of $707,188 claiming that Cowan had misclassified their suitability profile, failed to disclose trading risks and engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading from 2006-2014. That case was settled in 3/2017 for $75,000.

In 12/2014 Cowan was discharged by Raymond James who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “Violation of the firm’s discretion and limited trading authorization policy for using discretion in an account without written authority to do so and for violating the firm’s communications with the public-electronic communications policy, for using text messaging for a business purpose.”

Cowan discloses 8 settlements with credit card companies where outstanding balances were settled for  compromised amounts.

Billy J. Cowan was employed by Raymond James from 2/2006-12/2014 .

If you have questions about an account  handled by Billy J. Cowan  call for a no charge consultation.

Discretionary Trading

Discretionary trading is when a broker makes trades (buys  or sells)  in an account without first consulting the customer. This means the broker decides how much of an investment to buy or sell and at what price, without input from the customer. Firms generally require that permission to trade an account in such a manner must be granted, in writing, by the customer to the firm.

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 James to Purchase Scout Investments for $172M-St. Petersburg, FL

April 2017- St. Petersburg, FL

Raymond James announced that they reached a deal with UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ: UMBF) to purchase Scout Investments and its Reams Asset Management division.

According to Investment News RayJay is paying $172 million for Scout Investments and Reams which will become part of Carillon Tower Advisers, a Raymond James asset management firm.

Scout, which is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.,  was founded in 1982 as a division of UMB.

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

Leon Paul Rehak-Former Raymond James Broker-Named in Churning Complaint-Pompano, FL

March 2017-Pompano Beach, FL

According to publicly available records Leon Paul Rehak  , (CRD# 2331058) ,  a   stockbroker who presently works for LPL Financial,  discloses 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 16-03193 , a Raymond James customer alleges damages of $600,000 for fraud, excessive trading, churning, unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitability, deceptive practices and other claims from 4/2004-12/2011.

Rehak has been registered with LPL Financial since 10/2016 and was with Raymond James in Ft. Lauderdale from 4/2004-10/2016.

 

If you have losses in an  investment account handled by Leon P. Rehak , you may be entitled to recover damages. 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

Scott Sibley-Former Raymond James Broker-Discloses Multiple Customer Disputes Alleging Abuse of the Elderly-Boca Raton, FL

April 2017-Boca Raton, FL

According to publicly available records Scott Allen Sibley  , (CRD# 1523981) ,  a   former stockbroker who last worked for Moors & Cabot,  discloses 3 prior regulatory events, 2 pending customer disputes, 15 prior final customer disputes,  a termination from employment 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 2015  Sibley was fined $15,000 and suspended for 15 days to resolve allegations by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation that  he made unauthorized trades in a client account.

In April 2017 FINRA permanently barred Sibley from the securities industry and found that he made about 900 securities purchases and sales in customer accounts without authorization, knowledge or consent. In addition Sibley caused the customer to carry a margin debit balance without the customer’s authorization, knowledge or consent and over concentrated the account in precious metals.

The prior final customer disputes include:

  • FINRA arbitration 15-0881 in which a Raymond James customer alleged exploitation of a vulnerable adult, exploitation of a disabled adult and other claims. That case was settled for $325,000.

In pending FINRA arbitration 17-0066, a Raymond James customer alleges damages of $300,000 for negligence, fraud and violations of the Florida Investor’s Protection Act.

In pending FINRA arbitration 16-01493, a Raymond James customer alleges damages of $675,000 for negligence, fraud, unsuitable recommendations, exploitation of the elderly and other claims.

Sibley was discharged by Raymond James in 2/2015 after the firm received multiple customer complaints alleging unauthorized trading.

Sibley was employed by Moors & Cabot from 3/2015-2/2017 and by Raymond James 11/2007-3/2015.

If you have losses in an  investment account handled by Scott Sibley  , you may be entitled to recover damages. 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

Jeffrey J. Drapala-Raymond James Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute-Delray Beach, FL

February 2017-Delray Beach, FL

According to publicly available records Jeffrey J. Drapala , (CRD# 1674124) ,  a   stockbroker who is  currently employed by Raymond James Financial Services discloses 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 16-3318, a customer of Raymond James alleges damages of $250,000 for breach of contract, suitability and failure to supervise in connection with an investment in listed equities.  

Jeffrey J. Drapala  has been employed by  Raymond James since 1/2002.

If you have losses  in an account handled by Jeffrey J. Drapala, 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