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Cesar Rodriguez-Former Avenir Financial Group Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes & Termination- Wheaton, IL

August 2017, Wheaton, IL

According to publicly available records  Cesar Omar Rodriguez (CRD#4451732) , a former stockbroker who was previously registered with Avenir Financial Group, disclose a regulatory event , three prior customer disputes , two terminations 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 April of 2015  Rodriquez  was permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA to resolve allegations that “he defrauded investors by knowingly misrepresenting the true use of investors’ proceeds and improperly misusing investors’ funds for personal expenses unrelated to the operation of his member firm’s branch office…..”

In October of 2015, an  Avenir Financial Group  customer filed a complaint alleging unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, churning, manipulation, misrepresentation, suitability, negligence, indemnification, recovery of commissions, theft, swindling, and forgery.  Claimant alleged that Rodriguez purchased shares in his account and traded on his margin without permission.  Claimant further alleged that Rodriguez falsified account documents.   In FINRA case 15-02744 the Claimant was awarded the sum of $133,989.04 in compensatory damages, plus interest.   He was also awarded the sum of $22,500 in punitive damages, plus interest.

In April of 2015,  Rodriguez was discharged from Avenir Financial Group .

In November of 2008, Rodriguez was discharged from Charles Morgan Securities, Inc. who alleged that he violated the rules of the industry standards of conduct.

 Rodriguez was with Avenir Financial Group from July of 2013 until he was barred by FINRA in April of  2015.  His prior employment includes American Trust Investment Services, National Securities Corp. and Chicago Investment Group.   Rodriguez also discloses an affiliation with Bull Run Capital Holdings LLC.

If you have questions about an account handled by Cesar O. Rodriguez, 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.

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Richard Gomez Investigation-Former Legend Securities Broker

FINRA records report that Richard Gomez , of New York,  who is not currently registered, is currently  named in two customer disputes:

  • FINRA Case 16-0035 filed by a Florida resident against Gomez while he was employed by Avenir Financial Group alleges unauthorized trading, excessive commissions, churning and suitability. The customer alleges damages of $110,000.
  • FINRA Case 15-01041  filed against Gomez while he was employed by Legend Securities, alleges violation of NY Consumer Protection Act and NY Business Law 349, breach of contract, fraud and other claims and seeks damages of $110,000.

Gomez is also named in a FINRA complaint alleging that he defrauded investors of at least $499,000 through his participation in two separate schemes involving private securities away from his member firm. FINRA Case 2011020293503.

Gomez has been registered with 17 different brokerage firms since 2006, some for as short a period as 2 or 3 months. See his FINRA record for complete details.

If you have losses in an account handled by Richard Gomez, you may be able to collect damages from his employing firm. 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

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Enver Alijaj- JHS Capital Securities Broker Hit with $1 Million Arbitration Award for Churning

UPDATE ON ENVER ALIJAJ INVESTIGATION-See this for details on currently pending customer disputes and other disclosure items on Enver Alijaj. 

 

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel in Albuquerque, New Mexico ordered former JHS Capital Advisors, LLC broker Enver Rahman Alijaj to pay  $1 million to a former client who alleged that his account had been churned, and that he breached his fiduciary duty and was negligent and other claims.

The claims related to common stocks including Sigma Designs, Local.com Corp, Silicon Motion Technology Corp., Delta Petroleum Corp. and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, Ltd. 

In addition, Alijaj was ordered to pay interest 8.75% from September 2008, $100,000 in attorney fees and about $18,000 in costs. The former client Jerry Camilli sought $1.3 million and had previously settled his case against JHS for a confidential amount.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Camilli has another claim pending against Alijaj for $2.7 million in losses which were suffered in his account while Alijaj was working for another firm, Meyers Associates, LP. 

FINRA records report Alijaj was employed in the securities most recently as follows:

  • 4/2013-8/2013             Avenir Financial Group
  • 12/2010-4/2013           Legend Securities Inc. 
  • 4/2010-12/2010           First Midwest Securities 
  • 6/2009-4/2010               JHS Capital Securities

If you have losses in an account handled by Enver Alijaj, you may be able to recover damages from his former employer.

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