Category Archives: High Pressure Sales

Adam Goodman-Former H.J. Sims Broker-Has Several Customer Complaints-Boca Raton, FL

May 2018- Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of  Adam C. Goodman ,  a  registered stock broker who recently left Herbert J. Sims to join Stoever, Glass & Co.  disclose  a pending customer dispute and two prior final 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 12/2017 a customer of Herbert J. Sims was paid #21,000 to resolve allegations that Goodman recommended unsuitable corporate debt investments that resulted in losses.

In 3/2018 a customer of Herbert J. Sims was paid $50,000 to resolve allegations that Goodman made misrepresentations in connetion with an investment in junk bonds and that he traded the account without authorization.

In currently pending FINRA Case 18-01064, a customer of Herbert J. Sims alleges high pressure sales tactics, unsuitable investments, fraud and negligence and is seeking damages of $25,000.

Goodman was employed by Herbert J. Sims   from 8/2010-1/2018  when he left and joined Stoever Glass & Co. 

If you have losses in an account handled by Adam Goodman, 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

Former Alexander Capital Brokers-Billy Gennity and Rocco Roveccio-Named in SEC Fraud Suit-NYC

April 2018 Update– According to his FINRA record, Rocco Roveccio is the subject of recently file FINRA arbitration 17-3364 in which a customer of Alexander Capital alleges churning and unauthorized trading and is seeking damages of $115,995.

September 2017-New York

Two New York City brokers, who at the time were working for Alexander Capital L.P., have been charged with securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. William (aka Billy Gennity ) Gennity,30,  and Rocco Roveccio, 42,  have been charged with making unsuitable recommendations to customers resulting in ill-gotten gains for Gennity and Roveccio.

According to the complaint filed by the SEC , Gennity and Roveccio:

  • knew or recklessly disregarded that their recommendations were not suitable for anyone
  • made recommendations that were unsuitable for certain of their customers in light of those customers needs, investment objectives and circumstances.
  • made material misrepresentations and omissions to customers.
  • churned customer accounts, and
  • engaged in unauthorized trading

As a result nearly $500,000 in commission were earned by Gennity, Roveccio and Alexander Capital LP, while the clients suffered losses of nearly $700,000.

William C. Gennity of Staten Island, NY, was employed by Alexander Capital 4/2012-10/2014 and worked at eight different firms during his 13 year career in the securities industry. He is currently employed by First Standard Financial Company. His FINRA record discloses 3 pending customer disputes and 3 prior customer disputes.

Rocco Roveccio of Freehold, NJ, was employed by Alexander Capital 6/2012-10/2014 and was employed by 15 different firms during his 22 years in the securities industry. He is currently employed by First Standard Financial Company. Roveccio’s FINRA record discloses 3 prior customer disputes and two outstanding judgment liens. In one of the customer disputes brought by a customer of his former employer, LCP Capital Corp, the customer alleged unauthorized trading, suitability, breach of fiduciary duty and churning. The customer was awarded damages of $216,275.

In FINRA Case 13-01691, a customer of Alexander Capital LP alleged unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty and unsuitability and was paid a settlement of $87,500 by Roveccio.

If you have questions about losses in an account handled by William Gennity or Rocco Roveccio, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages from their prior 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.

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Steve J. Pabon-Joseph Stone Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Syosset,NY

July 2017- Syosset, New York

The FINRA records of  Steve J. Pabon,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by Joseph Stone Capital ,  disclose  a currently pending customer dispute and a prior termination from employment.

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 currently pending matter, a customer of Pabon’s former employer Craig Scott Capital, seeks unspecified damages and contends there was misrepesentation with regard to the commissons and or markup/downs charged, alleging that the representative agreed to no more than $99 on all trades.

In 1/2012, Pabon was discharged by Brookstone Securities who made the following statement on Pabon’s FINRA record: “1.Violated telemarketing rules by making cold-call to an individual whose phone number was listed on the FTC’s national do not call list. 2.Violated industry rules by using exaggerated and promissory language to induce a prospective customer to engage in a securities transaction. 3.Violated suitability rules by recommending securities to a prospective customer without first obtaining the customer suitability information.”

Pabon’s employment history includes:

  • Joseph Stone Capital                   since 8/2016
  • Rothschild Lieberman                9/2015-8/2016
  • Craig Scott Capital                       2/2012-12/2015

He also worked for Brookstone Securities , a firms that was expelled by FINRA in 10/2012.

If you have losses in an account handled or supervised by Steve J. Pabon you may be able to recover damages from his former employer 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

Nick E. Son-Aegis Capital Corp. Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute Alleging High Pressure Sales Tactics

New York

UPDATE MAY 2017-Nick E. Son discloses a recently filed customer arbitration. In 12/2016 a customer of Aegis Capital alleges damages in an unspecified amount relating to use of margin and unsuitable transactions.

ORIGINAL POST-JULY 2016

The FINRA records of Nick E. Son ,  a  stock broker currently employed  by Aegis Capital Corp. , disclose a pending customer dispute, 4 prior customer disputes, and 2 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 the currently pending matter received by the company in April 2016, a customer of Aegis Capital  alleges damages of $65,985 for high pressure sales tactics, misrepresentation and misleading information.

Son discloses the following outstanding judgment/liens:

  • $2,628 in favor of AMEX Travel Services, filed in civil court for New York County
  • $4,890 in favor of CitiBank filed in civil court for New York County.

Son has been employed by Aegis Capital since 9/2014. He was with Alexander Capital from 3/2012-9/2014 and WTS Proprietary Trading Group 12/2011-6/2012.

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

Yousuf Saljooki-Former SW Financial Broker- Named In $750K Customer Complaint Alleging High Pressure Sales Techniques-Melville, NY

June 2018 UPDATE– The FINRA records of Yousuf Saljooki, a broker who formerly worked for SW Financial (Salomon Whitney Financial) ,  disclose a final regulatory event, 4 pending customer disputes, 3 prior customer disputes, 2 terminations from employment 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.

In April 2018, Saljooki was temporarily barred from the securities industry for five years (4/5/2018-4/5/2023) by Arkansas securities regulators for failing to to disclose a federal tax lien for over $227,000.

The pending cases against Saljooki include:

  • FINRA Case 16-00405- a customer of Saljooki while previously employed by New Castle Financial Services ,now known as Brookville Capital Partners, and Legend Securities alleges that Saljooki used high pressure sales techniques, made unsuitable investments, churned the account and charged excessive and hidden commissions. Damages, which include punitive and exemplary damages exceed $750,000 are alleged.
  • FINRA Case 18-0628- a customer of SW Financial alleges churning, unsuitable investments, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud and seeks damages of $523,930.
  • FINRA Case 18-1055-A group of customers of SW Financial allege churning, negligence, unsuitable investments, trading without authority and breach of contract and seek damages of $1,055,660.

Saljooki was registered with Worden Capital Management briefly from 12/2017-4/2018, and with Salomon Whitney Financial  from 8/2015-12/2017.  Prior to that he was registered with  Legend Securities 3/2015-8/2015, Tryco Securities 3/2015-3/2015  and Brookville Capital Partners 7/2009-3/2015.

Saljooki was discharged by Worden Securities 4/2018 for failing to report the Federal Tax lien. In 12/ 2017 Saljooki was discharged by SW Financial for opening a branch office under another name without the permission of his firm and for soliciting clients of SW Financial.

Saljooki discloses a lien to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $227859, pending in Suffolk County, NY.

If you have losses in an account handled by Yousuf Saljooki  , 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