Category Archives: Broker Discloses Personal Bankruptcy

Terry Lee Brodt-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Regulatory Suspension/Customer Disputes-Boise, Idaho

August 2017 – Red Bank, NJ

According to publicly available records  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr. (CRD#2033812) , a stockbroker currently registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a regulatory event , five prior customer disputes and 10 outstanding judgment/liens.

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 May of 2017 FINRA entered into an agreement with  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr.  resulting in a $10,000 fine and a two month suspension.   According to the agreement,  “Without admitting or denying the findings, Brodt consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised discretion in accounts maintained by customers without written authorization from these customers and without having obtained approval from his member firm to treat these customer accounts as discretionary.   The findings stated that Brodt provided inaccurate responses about his use of discretion in connection with his firm’s annual compliance documents.”

Prior customer disputes include:

  • FINRA Case 16-1108- a dispute was filed by Garden State Securities, Inc.  customer alleging churning, excessive losses and commissions.   The case was settled for $120,000 with Brodt being personally responsible for $45,000.
  • FINRA Case 12-3841- a Garden State Securities customer filed a dispute alleging unauthorized trading and unsuitable investments.   The case settled for $24,900 with Brodt being personally responsible for the entire amount of the settlement.

Brodt has been  employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since August of 2010.

Brodt discloses the filing of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Boise, Idaho in 2012 that was dismissed and filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 7/2016 that is currently pending.

If you have questions about losses in an account handled by Terry Lee Brodt, Jr., 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.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

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Ernest Romer III-Former CoreCap Investments Broker-Alleged to Have Stolen Funds from Securities Customers-Sterling Heights, MI

APRIL 2018 UPDATEThe FINRA record of Ernest Romer III now discloses 15 pending customer disputes and 5 prior final customer disputes and 2 pending investigations.

The investigations by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as well as the customer disputes, allege that Romer stole funds from his securities customers. Customer claims for stolen funds are well in excess of $1 million. The victims allege that Romer represented the funds were to be used for various investments, including P&R Capital, a company owned by Romer.

Orignal Post—August 2017-Sterling Heights, MI

According to publicly available records Ernest Julius Romer III  (CRD#2311741) ,  a  former stockbroker who was most recently registered with Corecap Investments, Inc.  disclose 5 Regulatory Events, 8 Customer Disputes , 4 Terminations and outstanding judgment/liens.

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 of 2017, FINRA permanently barred Romer from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public. Romer discloses other regulatory sanctions alleging that he failed to disclose federal and state tax liens against him.

In a pending matter brought by Michigan regulators, it is alleged that Romer defrauded a customer by convincing several customers to liquidate securities and entrust Romer with the proceeds, which Romer then deposited in an account which he controlled for his own benefit.

In a matter currently pending in Michigan circuit court a customer of CoreCap Investments seeks damages of $110,000 and alleges that Romer solicited funds from them to invest in a firm owned by him , P&R Capital. The customer alleges that Romer converted the funds to his own use.

In FINRA case 17-01082, a customer of CoreCap Investments seeks damages of $50,000 and alleges that Romer solicited them to invest in “CoreCap Solutions” but converted the money to his own use.

In January 2017, Romer was discharged by CoreCap Investments who made the following allegation on Romer’s FINRA record: “Romer obtained loans from three clients for the stated purpose of starting a business: he was instructed to return the funds and not to engage in the business. To the firm’s knowledge, no funds have been returned as of the date of this filing”.

Romer discloses two tax liens to the State of Michigan and one to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $160,634.

Romer’s prior employment includes L.M. Kohn & Co. and Leonard and Company.

If you think you have been misled by Ernest Romer, III, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your options for recovery of damages from his employer.

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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Steven E. Blanke-Capital Financial Services Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes-Garland, TX

May 2017-Garland, TX

The FINRA records of  Steven Earle Blanke ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Capital Financial Services disclose a pending customer dispute, a prior final customer dispute and a prior financial event.

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 currently pending FINRA arbitration 16-01267 a customer of Capital Financial Services is seeking damages of $499,999 and alleges unsuitable investments and failure to supervise in connection with investments in alternative investments.  (direct investments, limited partnerships, oil & gas, real estate securities, equipment leasing).

In a prior matter, FINRA Case 15-0968, a customer of Capital Financial Services alleged damages of between $100,000-$300,000 for common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise and negligence in connection with investments in alternative products. That case settled in 8/2016 for $53,000.

Blanke has been registered with Capital Financial Services since 6/2006. He discloses a business affiliation with BAS Advisory Services in Garland, TX.

Blanke discloses the filing and discharge of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 8/2009. United States Bankruptcy Court-Northern District of Texas.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Steven E. Blanke , you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures.  These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, nontransparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.

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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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

James T. Flynn-Former Voya Financial Advisors Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes / Outstanding Liens-Greenville, SC

See this for FEBRUARY 2018 UPDATE. 

ORIGINAL POST–MAY 2017-Greenville, SC

The FINRA records of  James Travis Flynn ,  a  former Voya Financial Advisors stockbroker  disclose 2 pending customer disputes, 4 prior final customer disputes, a termination from employment and 3 outstanding judgment/liens.

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 recent dispute a customer of Voya Financial Advisors seeks damages of $115,000 and alleges that he questioned the suitability of REIT investments and the replacement of a variable annuity policy.

In another currently pending matter,  a customer of Voya Financial and Brookstone Securities alleges damages in connection with a $575,000 investment in annuities and real estate investment trust (REITs) which they allege were unsuitable.

In February 2017  Flynn was discharged from Voya Financial Advisors who made the following allegation in connection therewith: “The representative provided misleading information to the Firm during a complaint investigation” related to a variable annuity.

Flynn discloses Federal Tax Liens of $256,165 and $18,837.

Jim Flynn is currently registered with IFS Securities. He was registered with Voya Financial Advisors 5/2013-2/2017, Capital Investment Group in Greer, SC, 7/2011-6/2013 and Brookstone Securities 9/2006-7/2011. He discloses a business affiliation with Flynn Insurance Group and Flynn Wealth Management.

If you have questions about an account  handled by James  (Jim) T. Flynn  , contact us to discuss 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

Gary Edward Morse-Former Celadon Financial Group Broker-Discloses Tax Liens-Boca Raton, FL

MARCH 2018 UPDATEGary E. Morse left Celadon Financial Group 8/2017 and is currently registered with Precision Securities. His FINRA records disclose  currently  outstanding liens owed to the Internal Revenue Service which total more than $2.5 million.

April 2017- Boca Raton, FL

According to publicly available records Gary Edward Morse  , (CRD# 1793348) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Celadon Financial Group  discloses a pending   financial event 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.

Morse discloses the filing of a chapter 7 bankruptcy in June 2016 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Morse also discloses an outstanding lien in the amount of $186,760 in favor or the Internal Revenue Service.

Gary Morse’s prior employment includes Livingston Monroe Capital GroupAegis Capital Corp. and Dawson James Securities.

Celadon Financial Group has been a FINRA member since 1994 and is headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey. They have locations in New York City, Washingtonville, New York, Boca Raton, FL, Pompano Beach, FL and Shrewsbury, New Jersey. 

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