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Abraham Heimann-Former Cetera Stockbroker-Subject of Suits Over Energy Investments-Alpharetta, GA

October 2017-Alpharetta, GA

According to publicly available records Abraham Heimann, (CRD#1315922) ,  a  stockbroker who last was employed by Cetera Advisors, and who is not currently registered with any brokerage firm, discloses five currently pending customer disputes involving energy sector investments.

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.

The currently pending customer cases include:

  • FINRA case #17-2498-a customer of Heimann while he was employed at Oppenheimer & Co,  alleges damages of $200,000  for breach of fiduciary duty, , negligence fraud, failure to supervise, unauthorized trading, excessive fees, costs and commissions and other claims with respect to energy sector investments.
  • FINRA case #17-1951-a customer of Heimann while he was employed at Oppenheimer and then Cetera Advisors alleges damages of $1,500,000  for lack of diversification.
  • FINRA case #17-1009-a customer of Heimann while he was employed at Oppenheimer and then Cetera Advisors alleges damages of $30,000 against Cetera and $300,000 against Oppenheimer for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, failure to supervise, unauthorized trading, excessive fees, costs and commissions and negligence for the way his account was handled.
  • FINRA case #17-0766, a customer of Heimann while he was employed at Oppenheimer and then Cetera Advisors alleges damages of $2,000,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, failure to supervise, unauthorized trading, excessive fees, costs and commissions and negligence for the way his account was handled.
  • FINRA case #15-03220 , another customer of Heimann while he was employed at Oppenheimer and then Cetera Advisors alleges damages of $876,195 for unsuitable investing, unauthorized trading, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation. The investments alleged to be unsuitable are oil & gas, penny stocks and medical investments.

Heimann was employed by Cetera Advisors  from 6/2013-2/2016.  He was with Oppenheimer & Co. from 1/2002-7/2013. Heimann discloses business affiliations with Alpha Insurance Mart, Global Investments LLC,  and Danlee International.

If you have losses in an account handled by  Abraham Heimann contact us to learn how 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.

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Craig S. Forster-Former Oppenheimer Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes-Hawthorne, NY

May 2017-Hawthorne, NY

The FINRA records of  Craig S. Forster  ,  a  stockbroker who is currently  registered with Woodstock Financial Group  disclose 9 prior customer disputes .

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.

The prior customer disputes include:

  • In 11/2016 a customer of his prior employers Andrew Garrett and Oppenheimer was paid $165,000 to resolve allegations that Forster made unsuitable investments and breached his fiduciary duty.
  • In 11/2016 a customer of Oppenheimer was paid $250,000 to resolve allegations that Forster engaged in unsuitable and unauthorized transactions in order to generate commissions and that he was no licensed in the state where the customer resides. Subject investments include oil & gas, real estate securities, mutual funds and debt-municipal.
  • In 9/2015 a customer of Oppenheimer was paid $160,000 to resolve allegations that Forster made unsuitable recommendations and made excessive trades in her account from 11/2011-11/2014.

Craig S. Forster  has been employed by Woodstock Financial Group since 7/2016. He was employed by Andrew Garrett  from 4/2015-8/2016, Clark Dodge & Co. from 1/2015-4/2015 and Oppenheimer 10/2011-2/2015.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Craig S. Forster  , 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

Former Oppenheimer Broker John Pettus Barred From Securities Industry

In July 2014, FINRA barred John Gayle Pettus of Caracas, Venezuela from the securities industry to resolve allegations that during the course of an ongoing FINRA investigation, Pettus failed to appear to provide testimony.

According to FINRA records Pettus was detained in Caracas in April 2013 for alleged violations of Article 9 of Law Against Illegal Exchange Transactions and voluntarily resigned from Oppenheimer & Co. in June 2013.

Rex Securities Law provides nationwide representation to investors 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

Reuters Reports Oppenheimer Under Investigation on Penny Stock Trading, Money Laundering

On August 5th, 2014, Reuters reported that Oppenheimer had received a ‘Wells Notice” from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) asking why the firm should not be charged with rules violations related to supervision and other matters involving a “former financial advisor”.

The US Securities & Exchange Commission and the Justice Department charged Vladimir Eydelman with securities fraud in March 2014 for trading in undisclosed merger deals and tender offers. According to FINRA records Eydelman was registered with Oppenheimer from 1/2003-9/2012 when he left for Morgan Stanley, which he left in 4/2014. He is not currently registered.

According to the Reuters article, Oppenheimer reported that it expects the SEC and FinCEN, a division of the US Treasury that investigates money laundering.,  to file actions against it related to the sale of low-priced securities, penny stocks, for the time frame of August 2008 to September 2010.

Oppenheimer paid FINRA a $1.43 million fine in 2013 to resolve allegations that its policies and procedures related to penny-stock sales were inadequate.

Rex Securities Law provides nationwide representation to investors 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