Category Archives: Fraud

Wesley Perkins-World Tree Financial-Charged With Cherry-Picking Trades-Lafayette, LA

October 2018- Lafayette, LA

The FINRA records of  Wesley Kyle Perkins ,  a  former stock broker who is not currently registered and who was last employed by Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments  disclose  that he is currently named in an civil action filed by regulators alleging ‘cherry picking’ and is the subject of one pending and 4 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 September 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an action alleging that Wesley K. Perkins and his company World Tree Financial LLC operated a cherry picking scheme that defrauded World Tree Clients. According to the complaint, for 4 years Perkins reaped substantial profits at his client’s expense by cherry-picking trades, allocating favorable trades to favored accounts, including his own, and unprofitable trades to other accounts.

The SEC is seeking an injunction, disgorgement of illicit profits and civil penalties.

In a civil action pending in Lafayette Parish, customers of Perkins are seeking damages of $1.1 million for the mismanagement of their accounts.

Wesley Perkins was employed by Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments from 12/2009-8/2018.

If you have losses in an account handled by Wesley Perkins  call for a no charge consultation to learn about your options for recovery of damages.

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

How to Recover Losses on Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs) now known as Giant Gray-Houston, TX

October 2018-

The SEC has charged Houston based Behavioral Recognition Systems (now known as Giant Gray) and its CEO Ray C. Davis with soliciting over $28 million from investors and then diverting nearly $8 million for the former CEO’s personal benefit.

Investors were led to believe that their funds would be used only for working capital and to pay Davis a nominal salary. Instead BRS and Davis diverted funds using fake invoices and the funds were used to purchase antiques and to pay for jewelry, gold and fund the personal accounts of Davis and his wife.

If you made an investment in BRS through a licensed broker or financial advisor we can help you recover damages for your losses.

We do not charge to evaluate your case and we handle our cases on a contingent fee basis.

Call now for a no charge consultation to discuss your 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

Holly Maurer- Corecap Investments Broker-Discloses Settlement of Several Customer Disputes-Southfield, MI

October 2017 – Southfield, MI

According to publicly available records Holly M. Maurer  (CRD#2764991) , a  stockbroker who is registered with Corecap Investments , disclose 5 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 a recently resolved matter, filed in August of 2017, a customer of Corecap Investments, sought damages of $110,000 alleging that broker acted as their representative when their prior representative was suspended and for breach of fiduciary duty in the handling of their account. That case was settled for $75,000.

In FINRA case 18-0859, a customer of CoreCap Investments alleged that registered representative Ernest Romer stole money from her and that Maurer knew of or participated in theft. That case was settled for $110,000 in 8/2018.

In FINRA case 18-0198, a customer of CoreCap Investments alleged that they loaned money to a since terminated broker which he did not pay back. They alleged fraud, embezzlement and violations of the securities laws against the broker and his supervisor.  That case was settled for $150,000 in 8/2018.

In FINRA case 17-2795, a customer of CoreCap Investments , Leonard & Co. and L.M. Kohn alleged that another broker who worked with Maurer stole money and that Maurer ‘materially aided’ the conduct.  That case was settled for $115,000 in 8/2018.

Maurer  has been employed by Corecap Investments since October of 2012.

If you have questions about an account handled by Holly Maurer  contact us 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Alex G. Herrera-Former UBS Broker-Accused of Stealing Client Money to Buy Vacation Home-Coral Gables, FL

August 2018 – Coral Gables, FL

According to FINRA records,  Alex Herrera  a former stockbroker who  last worked for USB Financial Services,  discloses 2 prior regulatory events and a current 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.

In August of 2018, without admitting or denying the findings, Herrera  consented to sanctions and entry of findings that while employed by USB Financial Services,  he refused to provide information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation of his possible participation in unreported outside business activities and private securities transactions.    Herrera was permanently barred from the securities industry.

In May of 2018, a UBS customer alleged that Herrera had stolen her money to buy a vacation home.  That matter is currently pending and the damage amount is not stated.

If you have losses in an account handled  Alex G. Herrera, call for a no charge consultation to learn about 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

Terrence Fant- Raymond James Broker-Discloses $240k Customer Dispute -Devon, PA

August 2018- Devon, PA

The FINRA records of Terrence Fant,  a stockbroker currently employed with Raymond James & Associates  discloses a pending 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.

In July of 2018,  a Raymond James customer FINRA Case #18-02472 alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence and breach of contract and is seeking damages of $240,000.

Fant has been employed with Raymond James & Associates since March of 2011.    He was previously employed with Boenning and Scattergood, Inc. and with W.R. Hambrect & Co.

Investors with losses in accounts that were handled by Terrence Fant may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration, a method of dispute resolution that is typically much shorter in duration and far less costly that court litigation. We typically accept these cases on a contingent fee basis. Call for a no charge consultation.

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