April 2019- Boca Raton, FL
The FINRA records of Mitchell Toby Yanow , a former stock broker disclose that he was recently barred from the securities industry by FINRA, discharged by Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and has settled a 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.
YANOW USES ELDERLY CLIENT’S MONEY TO BUY A CORVETTE
In 7/2018, FINRA permanently barred Yanow to resolve allegations that he took at leasts $205,586 from an 87 year old customer’s account by writing checks without authority. The customer had given Yanow blank checks that were to be used to pay the customer’s caregivers in the event the customer was unable to do so. According to FINRA, Yanow used the money for his personal expenses, which included the purchase of a 1976 Corvette.
In 9/2015 a customer of Yanow/Oppenheimer was paid $144,000 to resolve allegations that their account was charged excessive commissions and margin interest.
In May 2018, Yanow was discharged by Stifel Nicolaus, who alleged that Yanow “took money from a client account for his personal use without authority”.
Yanow had been employed by Stifel Nicolaus since 4/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Oppenheimer & Co.
If you have questions about an account handled by Mitchell Yanow, call for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.
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