Category Archives: Churning

Arshad Hussain-Former NEXT Financial Broker-Discharged by NEXT Financial for Improper Trading-Jasper, Alabama

April 2018 -Jasper, Alabama

According to FINRA records, Arshad Hussain ,  a currently unregistered  stockbroker who formerly was employed by NEXT Financial Group, disclose 3 prior customer disputes, two terminations from employment and a currently 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.

Arshad Hussain Has Been Discharged Twice

Recently, in March 2018, Hussain was discharged by NEXT Financial Group who makes the following allegation on his FINRA record: “A review of RR trading activity for two customers revealed transactions involving short-term holds on long-term products which appeared to provide no financial benefit to the customers. In addition, the RR concealed the source of the funds by inaccurately completing firm product disclosure forms and product sponsor applications.”

In 7/2007, Hussain was discharged from his prior employer, Edward Jones who makes the following allegation on his FINRA record:“Discretion and engaging in trading practices not in line with firm’s investment policy.”

Hussain discloses a currently outstanding judgement/lien filed in Walker County, AL, in the amount of $1,213 in favor of Capital One Bank.

Arshad Hussain  was employed by NEXT Financial from 11/2007-4/2018. NEXT Financial Group is headquartered in Houston, TX, and has over 600 registered persons in over 400 branch offices nationwide.

If you have losses  in an account handled by Arshad Hussain or believe that your account has been mishandled contact us for a no charge consultation 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Barry Kiront-Former Woodstock Financial Broker-Subject of Numerous Customer Suits-Garden City, NY

APRIL 2018- Garden City, NY –The FINRA records of  Barry M. Kiront,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by  Craft Capital Management  disclose 13 prior 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 March 2015, Kiront disclosed that a customer of his former employer Woodstock Financial Group brought a complaint alleging damages of $196,323 for churning , unsuitability and possibly fraud. That case was settled for $30,000.

In recently resolved FINRA Case 15-0458, a customer of Kiront while he was employed by Woodstock Financial Group alleges damages of $118,375 for churning, excessive commissions, unsuitable trading, violations of Mississippi securities laws and other claims. This case was resolved in July/2017 for $49,500.

Kiront has been registered with Craft Capital Management since 3/2015. He was registered with Woodstock Financial Group from 3/1998-3/2015.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Barry M. Kiront , contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

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

Joseph I. Yanofsky-Former Merrill Broker-Subject of $2.2M Customer Dispute-Greenwood, CO

April 2018-Greenwood Village, Colorado

According to FINRA records, former Merrill Lynch broker Joseph I. Yanofsky , discloses a recent regulatory suspension, a pending customer dispute, a termination from employment and 8 prior customer disputes that are final.

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 September 2017 Yanofsky was fined $10,000 and suspended for 20 business days to resolve FINRA allegations that he exercised discretion in nine customer accounts while at Merrill Lynch.

Yanofsky was registered with Merrill Lynch from 2/1990-5/2015, when he was discharged. In connection with his discharge  , Merrill made the following allegations:

“allegations relating to exercising discretion in non-discretionary accounts, providing inaccurate responses to related internal compliance questionnaires, directing an employee to enter trades utilizing another employee’s user identification and password and failing to report a customer complaint on a timely basis”

In a pending matter, a customer of Merrill Lynch alleges that Yanofsky failed to follow instructions, made unauthorized trades, excessively traded the account and made unsuitable investment recommendations from 2/2013-4/2015. Damages are alleged to be $2,268,095.

In a prior FINRA Case 15-2143, a Merrill Lynch customer alleged unsuitable recommendations and misrepresentations from 2012 to 2015 and sought damages of $400,000. That matter was settled in 7/2016 for $75,000.

Joseph Yanofsky is currently registered with First Financial Equity Corp. in Greenwood, CO.

If you have losses in an account handled by Joseph I. Yanofsky   you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration. Call for a no charge consultation 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

William M. Robertson-Former First Allied Securities Broker-Subject of $22M Customer Dispute-Deer Park, TX

April 2018- Deer Park, Texas

According to FINRA records,  William M. Robertson , a currently unregistered broker who last worked for First Allied Securities, discloses a currently pending dispute in which a customer seeks damages of $22 million.

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 January 2018 a customer of First Allied Securities and First Allied Advisory Services alleged that from 2008-2014, Robertson recommended unsuitable investments and failed to disclose risk associated with investment recommendations. Claims include breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations and failure to supervise. Damages are alleged to be $22 million. 

According to Robertson’s FINRA record, in 5/2010, a customer of First Allied Securities was paid $110,000 to resolve allegations that their account had been churned, was traded without authority, and had improper use of margin borrowing. FINRA Case #09-3968.

Robertson was registered with First Allied Securities from 10/2000-12/2016. He discloses business affiliations with Robertson Wealth Management, Advanced Financial Services, and was host of the Straight Talk Money radio show.

If you have questions about an account handled by William M. Robertson,  contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your options and to learn how you may be able to recover damages for account losses through FINRA arbitration.

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