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Newbridge Securities Fined $499,000 by Securities Regulator Over Structured Products-Boca Raton, FL

August 2017- Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL based brokerage firm Newbridge Securities Corp. was fined $499,000 by Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities for failure to supervise a broker in connection with the sale of structured products to Pennsylvania residents.

According to the Consent Agreement and Order, from January 2012-December 2016, Newbridge did not maintain a reasonable system for applying and enforcing written procedures pertaining to their sales of structured products by one agent in Pennsylvania.

This is not the first time Newbridge Securities has encountered regulatory problems. Their FINRA record discloses 28 prior regulatory events .

Newbridge Securities has over 80 locations nationwide. Recent SEC filings report total revenue in 2016 of $26 million with a net loss of $487,738.

If you have questions about losses in an account at Newbridge Securities, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages.

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

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Christopher D. Sinkula Investigation-Janney Montgomery Scott Broker-Stuart, FL

June 2017-Stuart, Florida

We are investigating Stuart-based Janney Montgomery Scott stockbroker Christopher D. Sinkula. FINRA records indicate that Sinkula has been employed by Janney Montgomery Scott since 8/2008.

Our client is a single lady approaching retirement who alleges damages for  unsuitable investments which she alleges were purchased for her account by Sinkula.

Sinkula’s official broker records disclose that two of his customers brought actions that resulted in cash settlements:

  • In FINRA Case 12-01357 a customer of CItigroup Global Markets, his prior employer, sought damages of $879,680 alleging that Sinkula misrepresented the features of variable annuities that he recommended. That case was settled for $200,000.
  • In NASD Case 97-0761 a customer of A.G. Edwards, his prior employer, sought damages of $67,540 and alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, account related negligence and failure to execute. That case was settled for $46,000.

If you have information you feel could be helpful to this investigation, please contact Nan Thompson at 561 391 1900.

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

Cesar Hurtado Investigation-Oppenheimer Stockbroker–Miami, FL

June 2017-Miami, Florida

We are investigating Miami-based Oppenheimer & Co. stockbroker Cesar Augusto Hurtado. FINRA records indicate that Hurtado has been employed by Oppenheimer since 2003. Prior to that he was employed by CIBC World Markets Corp.

Our client is a non-US resident from Central America who alleges damages for misuse of margin borrowing , unsuitable investments in foreign trusts formed on advice from Hurtado.

If you have information you feel could be helpful to this investigation, please contact us at 561 391 1900.

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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

En español

Para conversar en español – llame al licenciado José G. Rodríguez, Esq. 561-686-2800

 

Joao-Miguel Calil-Former Merrill Lynch Broker-Discloses Termination from Employment-NY

June 2017- New York

According to publicly available records Joao-Miguel Calil  (CRD#4351530) ,  a  stockbroker who is not currently employed  discloses  a termination from employment with Merrill Lynch.

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 3/2016 Calil was discharged by Merrill Lynch who made the following allegation in connection therewith on Calil’s FINRA record: “Conduct inconsistent with Firm standards related to exercising discretion in non-discretionary accounts and soliciting collateralized foreign exchange transactions while meeting with clients in a foreign jurisdiction.”

Joao-Miguel Calil  was employed by Merrill Lynch from 5/2006-4/2017.

If you have questions about an account handled by Joao-Miguel Calil  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

Jason Skyler – TKG Financial Broker- Discloses Pending Customer Dispute – Santa Barbara, CA

May 2017- Santa Barbara, CA

According to publicly available records Jason B. Skyler (CRD#4634466) ,  a  stockbroker currently registered with Kovack Securities, 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 a 9/2016 claim, a customer of TKG Financial seeks unspecified damages and alleges throughout the life of the account that various trades are unauthorized, and that Skyler failed to follow client instructions.

Skyler has been employed  by Kovack Securities since 5/2017. He was previously employed by TKG Financial.

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Jason Skyler 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

Edward Rizzotto – Foresters Equity Services Broker- Discloses Customer Dispute -Largo, FL

May 2017- Largo, FL

According to publicly available records Edward  G. Rizzotto (CRD#3213517) ,  a  stockbroker who  is registered with Foresters Equity Services, Inc.  discloses a settled 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.

A customer of Foresters Equity Services, Inc.,  was paid $26,377 in June 2015  to resolve allegations that they were sold an unsuitable investment.

Rizzotto has been employed  with Forester Equity Services, Incsince 7/2014.  Prior registration included Midamerica Financial Services  and  GWN Securities.

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Edward Rizzotto 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

Robert E. Yahney-Merrill Lynch Broker-Discloses 3 Large Pending Customer Disputes-Tampa, FL

April 2017- Tampa, FL

The FINRA records of  Robert E. Yahney ,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by  Merrill Lynch disclose 3 pending customer disputes and one prior final 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 arbitration 17-0599 a customer of Merrill Lynch alleges damages of $1,000,000 for unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations from March 2011-July 2014.

In FINRA arbitration 17-0500 a customer of Merrill Lynch alleges damages of $300,000 for unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations from August 2012-July 2014.

In FINRA arbitration 16-01726 a customer of Merrill Lynch alleges damages of $500,000 for unsuitable investment recommendations , misrepresentations and omission of material facts from Feb 2011-November 2014.

 Robert E. Yahney has been employed by Merrill Lynch since 11/1999.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Robert E. Yahney 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