Thomas Neil Charbonneau of Arden Hills, MN, was barred from the securities industry to resolve FINRA allegations that between October 2008 and May 2013, he sold 1.7 million shares of a speculative penny stock from his own account, which generated $400,000, while he was recommending to his customers that they buy the stock without disclosing to them that he was selling.
Charbonneau had obtained his shares in 2004 when he helped the company emerge from bankruptcy. His cost basis was less than a penny a share. The customers who took his recommendation and purchased the stock paid up to 65 cents a share.
In addition in 2013, while employed by Berthel Fisher, Charbonneau caused a customer to sign in blank an Alternative Investment Suitability Questionaire and other related documents for the purchase of a REIT.
FINRA records indicate Charbonneau was registered with Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services from 11/2010-12/2013. Prior to that he was with Feltl & Company.
If you had an account with Charbonneau that suffered losses, contact us to learn how you may be able to recover damages.
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