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Scott Sibley-Former Raymond James Broker-Subject of Numerous Customer Complaints-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

February 2018-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, 4 pending customer disputes, 18 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 made findings  that Sibley made about 900 securities purchases and sales in customer accounts without the authorization , knowledge or consent of the customers. In addition Sibley caused the customer to carry a margin debit balance without the customer’s authorization, knowledge or consent and over  concentrated the customer’s 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.
  • FINRA arbitration 17-0066-a Raymond James customer alleged damages of $300,000 for negligence, fraud and violations of the Florida Investor’s Protection Act. That case was settled in 2017 for $137,000.
  • FINRA arbitration 16-01493-a Raymond James customer alleged damages of $675,000 for negligence, fraud, unsuitable recommendations, exploitation of the elderly, violations of Florida securities laws and other claims. That case was settled in 2017 for $350,000.

The four currently pending cases seek damages in excess of $700,000.

Sibley was discharged by Raymond James in 2/2015 after the firm received multiple customer complaints alleging that the customer’s accounts had been traded without their permission.

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  , call 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

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

Brett S. Murphy-Former Oppenheimer Broker-Discloses $2M Pending Customer Dispute-Boca Raton, FL

February 2017-Boca Raton, FL

According to publicly available records Brett S. Murphy , (CRD# 2434384) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Revere Securities, LLC  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 FINRA Case 16-2362, a customer of Oppenheimer & Co. alleges damages of $2,000,000 and further alleges that his account was excessively traded in UITs which were unsuitable and that Mr. Murphy was not properly supervised from 7/2011 to the present.

Murphy has been employed by Revere Securities since 3/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. from 7/2011-3/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Raymond James Financial Services.

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Brett Murphy, contact us to discuss your legal 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