Category Archives: Misrepresentation

Lynn Cawthorne-Cambridge Investment Research Broker- Charged With Wire Fraud-Shreveport, LA

October 2020- Shreveport, LA

Shreveport Times photo of Lynn Cawthorne

According to publicly available records, Lynn Dale Cawthorne, a former broker who last worked for Cambridge Investment Research  has been charged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a felony. Link to US Atty Office press release. 

FINRA suspended Cawthorne’s license to sell securities in 1/2020. In 8/2020 FINRA filed a complaint alleging that Cawthorne failed to comply with requests for information in connection with an investigation into his failure to disclose multiple felony charges.  In addition to the wire fraud charges it is alleged that Cawthorne misappropriated $536,000 from a government program that provided meals to children in low income areas.

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 9/2018 Cawthorne was discharged by Cambridge Investment Research where he had been employed since 4/2013. Cawthorne discloses affiliations with Advocare, Goodwill Industries, Christian Services and Cawthorne Financial Group, all located in Shreveport.

If you have losses in an account handled by Lynn Cawthorne, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages 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

Stefan Pastor-Former Raymond James Broker-Barred From Securities Industry-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 2020- Hollywood, FL

According to publicly available records.  Stefan Anton Pastor, (CRD#5141819), a  former stockbroker who last worked for Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.,  discloses a regulatory event, 2 final customer disputes and 2 terminations 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 September 2019 Pastor was permanently barred from the securities industry after an investigation regarding unauthorized trades he executed in the account of one of his member firm’s customers and false trade confirmations that he provided to the customer.    Pastor consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he provided false information to FINRA.

In March 2018 a customer of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.  alleged forgery in connection with unauthorized trades in her account.    The case settled for $60,000.

Pastor was duly registered with Provenance Wealth Advisors and with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc from August of 2013 until he was terminated from employment in April of 2018 by both companies after a client alleged unauthorized purchases in her account and that Pastor provided sale confirms that were determined to not be authentic.

Pastor was  he has been employed with Cathy Pareto and Associates  from June 2018 until November 2018 and with BlueKey Personal Wealth Planning from November 2018 until he was barred from FINRA in September 2019.

If you had an account with Stefan Pastor that suffered losses, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call 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

Jeffrey Nimmow- Former Forest Securities Financial Advisor- Barred from FINRA – Merrimac, WI

October 2020- Hillside, IL

The FINRA records of Jeffrey Scott Nimmow  , a broker previously employed  by  Forest Securities, Inc. disclose  a regulatory event resulting in his bar from the securities industry, two pending customer disputes and a termination.

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 2020, Nimmow was permanently barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegations that he engaged in the sale of promissory notes to investors totaling at least $3,3M without disclosing and receiving approval from his member firm.    The findings stated that the promissory notes were for a self-advertised real-estate investment fund and were unregistered securities.    Nimmow received approximately $177,937 in commissions for these transactions.  Later the fund filed a voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition.   The SEC filed a complaint with the US District Court for the Southern district of Florida against the fund and its former owner, among others, claiming that they ran a Ponzi scheme.

In June of 2018, a Forest Securities, Inc. customer filed FINRA case #18-02242 alleging that Nimmow solicited customer to loan money to Woodbridge group of companies.

In March of 2018, Nimmow was discharged from Forest Securities, Inc., after allegations related to the sale of Woodbridge promissory notes and mortgages .

Nimmow worked for Forest Securities, Inc. from August 2015 until March of 2018.  He was with Legacy Financial from October 2006 until August 2015.   Prior to that he was with Questar Capital Corporation.

If you have problems in an account  handled by Jeffrey Scott Nimmow  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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Investigation of FSC Securities Broker Lee Kramer -West Palm Beach, FL/Frederick, MD

October 2020- West Palm Beach, Florida/Frederick, Maryland

We are investigating FSC Securities Corporation financial advisor Lee R. Kramer.

According to publicly available records, Lee R. Kramer discloses 7 prior regulatory events, two pending customer disputes and one prior customer dispute, and 2 terminations from employment.

Kramer’s regulatory issues include allegations by Massachusetts securities regulators that he was the subject of 7 disclosures alleging alteration of a variable annuity application, failure to provide notice of replacement of a variable annuity, failure to disclose consent orders to state regulators, possible signature irregularities and failure to report customer emails to his supervisor. Massachusetts R-2005-188.

In pending FINRA Case 19-2969, a customer of FSC Securities alleges that Kramer made unsuitable recommendations to invest in an annuity, a business development company and unsuitable stocks. The customer is seeking damages of $93,000.

In another recently filed matter a customer of FSC Securities is seeking $62,000 alleging that Kramer recommended an unsuitable investment in a business development company.

IN 2005, Kramer was discharged by Securities America who allege that Kramer failed to disclose state insurance department consent orders.

In 2002, Kramer was ‘permitted to resign’ from Veravest Investments after an internal audit of over 800 customer files indicated that some customer files contained possible predictive statements, possible signature irregularities and two unreported emails from deaf customers.

Lee Kramer has been employed by FSC Securities since 3/2005.

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.

If you have information that you think would be helpful to our investigation of FSC Securities Corp. financial advisors Lee Kramer please contact our Boca Raton, FL, office at the number below.

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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

William John Braun-National Securities Corporation Broker-Discloses 5 Customer Disputes-Boca Raton, FL

January 2020 – Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of William John Braun (CRD#1271500)  , a broker with National Securities Corporation discloses a regulatory event and five pending 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 12/86 Braun was censured by Wisconsin securities regulators for selling unregistered securities.

From October  to  November of 2019,  five customers of  National Securities Corp. filed FINRA cases  alleging unsuitable recommendations, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the sale of private placement investments.  Damages of  $640,000 are sought in these five pending cases.

Braun has worked for National Securities Corp. since December 2016.   Before that he was with Janney Montgomery Scott, and JW Genesis Securities.

Braun discloses business affiliations with William Braun, PA and National Insurance Corporation in Boca Raton, FL.

If you have questions about an account handled by William John Braun,  call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney .

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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870