Category Archives: Churning

Joel Blumenschein – Former Freedom Investors Corp. Broker -Discloses a Regulatory Event and Customer Dispute- Brookfield, WI

September 2018 – Brookfield, WI

According to publicly available records Joel Blumenschein  (CRD#1372334) ,  a  stockbroker who formerly was registered with Freedom Investors Corp.  disclose a Regulatory Event and a pending customer dispute which alleges churning.

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 April of 2012,  Blumenschein agreed to a three month  suspension and a $30,000 fine to resolve FINRA allegations that he mishandled a customer account.

In a pending dispute a customer of Freedom Investors alleges that Blumenschein churned and made unsuitable investments in their account from 2013-2016. A damage amount is not specified.

Blumenschein worked for Freedom Investors Corp. from 11/2002-8/2017. He is currently employed by KCD Financial.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Joel R. Blumenschein, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about 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.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

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Michael Polyakov- Westpark Capital Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes – Boca Raton, FL

March 2018 – Boca Raton, FL

According to publicly available records Michael Polyakov(CRD# 734810)  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by Westpark Capital  disclose 3 prior settled customer disputes .

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 13-01037,  a customer of  one of Polyakov’s prior employers, International Assets Advisory,  alleged “wrongful conduct by making unsuitable investments, churning and excessive trading”.   The case was settled for  $72,500.

In NASD Case 3-0376, a customer of former employer Bear, Stearns alleged excessive trading and unsuitable recommendations as well as a failure to adequately explain the risks of trading on margin. That case was settled for $182,500.

Polyakov has been employed with WestPark Capital since January 2016. He was employed by International Assets Advisory from December 2010 to February 2012,  and with Revere Securities Corp. from February 2012 to October 2015 .

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Michael Polyakov,  contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal options for recovery.

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

Stephen Sullivan-Former Newbridge Securities Broker-Subject of $500K Customer Suit-Melville, NY

August 2018-Melville, New York

According to FINRA records,  Stephen J. Sullivan  a stockbroker who currently works for SW Financial (formerly Salomon Whitney Financial) ,   discloses  a prior regulatory event, a pending customer dispute, a prior customer dispute and 3 currently pending 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 February 2016, without admitting or denying the findings, Sullivan consented to sanctions and entry of findings that while employed by First Midwest Securities, he exercised discretion in the accounts of two customers without obtaining their prior written approval. He was suspended for 10 business days and fined $5,000.

In currently pending FINRA Case 18-01444 a customer of one of his prior employers, Newbridge Securities, alleges that Sullivan made unsuitable recommendations and traded the account excessively. The customer is seeking damages of $540,618.

According to his FINRA record, sInce obtaining his Series 7 broker’s license in 1998, Sullivan has been employed by  14 different brokerage firms. His current employment with  SW Financial began in 5/2018.

Sullivan’s recent prior employment includes Worden Capital Management, Newbridge Securities and Legend Securities. 

If you have losses in an account handled  Stephen Sullivan, call for a no charge consultation to learn about 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