Category Archives: Misrepresentation

Raymond Benjamin-Former LPL Financial Broker -Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Augusta, GA

September 2018- Augusta, GA

According to publicly available records , Raymond S. Benjamin,  a  stockbroker who was previously with LPL Financial and is now works for  Chalice Capital Partners disclose 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 5/2018 a customer with LPL Financial alleged that a variable annuity purchase was an unsuitable recommendation since the contract contained sub-par rates of return and excessive expenses and was unfit for a defined benefit plan.   The customer further alleged that Benjamin misrepresented the terms of the contract and breached his fiduciary duty and allegedly coerced the customer into purchasing the contract.    Damages of $271,048 are sought.

Raymond Benjamin worked for LPL Financial from July 2010 until August 2018.  He has since been employed with Chalice Capital Partners since 8/2018. Benjamin discloses a business affiliation with Firethorn Wealth Partners in Augusta, GA.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Raymond Benjamin, 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Craig Wakefield-Merrill Lynch Broker-Discloses $100K Customer Dispute- Houston, TX

October 2018- Houston, TX

According to FINRA records, Craig D. Wakefield,  a stockbroker who is currently registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (Merrill Lynch) discloses a currently 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 May 2018 a customer of  Merrill Lynch filed FINRA case #18-1964   alleging unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations by Wakefield in 2016.     The alleged damages are $100,000.

Wakefield has been employed with Merrill Lynch since February of 2010.

If you have questions about an account handled by Craig Wakefield , 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 are handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.  

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law 

Toll Free: 877-224-3199

Florida: 561-391-1900

Texas: 512-329-2870

Mark Kolta-Former National Securities Corp Broker-Subject of Two Customer Suits Involving Real Estate Investments-New York

September 2018-New York

According to publicly available records Mark Sam Kolta ,  a   stockbroker who formerly worked for National Securities Corp.  and who  is currently registered with Worden Capital Management, disclose 2 currently pending customer disputes, 12 prior final customer disputes and a 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 currently pending FINRA arbitration 18-2394 a customer of National Securities Corp. alleges that Kolta made misrepresentations and sold them an unsuitable real estate security. The customer seeks damages of #120,000.

In another currently pending FINRA arbitration (#18-2017) a customer of National Securities Corp. alleges that Kolta made an unsuitable recommendation to invest in a real estate security and made misrepresentations in connection with the sale. The customer seeks damages of $450,000.

In 2011 Kolta was discharged by a former employer, Chase Investment Services, who makes the following allegation on Kolta’s FINRA record: “Registered rep advised customers of another brokerage firm in the trading of options during his employment with the firm without the firms knowledge or permission.”

Mark Kolta was employed by National Securities Corp. from 9/2013-6/2017. He was with Aegis Capital Corp for a short time from 6/2017-2/2018 and has currently been employed by Worden Capital Management since 4/2018.

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Mark Kolta , 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Bill Riley-Former Silver Oaks Securities Broker-Subject of $600K Customer Suit-Ft. Worth, TX

September 2018 – Ft. Worth, Texas

According to publicly available records  William E. Riley, Jr. ,  a  currently unregistered stockbroker, who was last registered with Silver Oak Securities  disclose a pending customer dispute, 4 prior customer disputes and a 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 July 2018 a customer of Silver Oak Securities filed FINRA arbitration 18-2466 alleging that Riley made unsuitable recommendations and breached his fiduciary duty. The customer is seeking damages of $600,000.

William Riley worked for SIlver Oak Securities from 1/2008 until just recently. In June 2018 Riley was “permitted to resign”. The firm alleged that Riley failed to submit websites for review and approval for use as required by firm policy. Riley is a registered investment advisor with Riley Wealth Advisors.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Bill Riley, 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870