Category Archives: Misrepresentation

Investigation of FSC Securities Brokers Lee Kramer & David Frank on Behalf of Local Deaf Customer-West Palm Beach, FL

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

We are investigating FSC Securities Corporation financial advisors Lee R. Kramer and David A. Frank on behalf of a Palm Beach County, FL,  resident who is deaf.

According to our client,  Mr. Frank and Mr. Kramer made sales presentations, both in person, as well as via video presentations,  to her and  other members of the local deaf community resulting in the investment in various unsuitable investments, including annuity investments.

According to publicly available records, Lee R. Kramer discloses 7 prior regulatory events, one pending customer dispute 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 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.

According to publicly available records, David A. Frank has been employed by FSC Securities Corp. since 4/2005.

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 and/or David Frank 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.

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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

Enrique Lopez-Former LPL Financial Advisor-Subject of $2 Million Customer Suit-McAllen, Texas

January 2020-McAllen, Texas

The FINRA records of  Enrique Lopez,  a  broker who is currently employed by  Arkadios Capital  disclose a pending customer dispute and two 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 the currently pending FINRA case 19-1608 a customer of Lopez’s prior employer, LPL Financial is seeking damages of $2 million and alleges that between 2014 and 2016 Lopez misrepresented and recommended unsuitable concentrated investments in real estate investment trusts (REITs). In additon the customer allege that Lopez recommended an unsuitable annuity switch.

In a prior case, FINRA 17-904,  a customer of LPL Finanical was paid $1.5 million to resolve allegations that Lopez violated the Texas State Securities Act and made unsuitable recommendations.

Enrique Lopez worked for LPL Financial from 3/2008-8/2018, at which time he moved his practice to Arkadios. Lopez discloses business affiliations with Cristobal Eden Partners and Texas Regional Bank in McAllen, Texas.

If you have losses in an account  handled by Enrique Lopez , contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss 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, at no cost to you.

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

Douglas Lee-Former Worden Capital Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes-Garden City, NY

January 2020 – Garden City, NY

The FINRA records of Douglas Lee a stockbroker who was last employed by  Worden Capital Management disclose a pending customer dispute and  3 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 8/2019 a  customer of Lee’s former employer ,Worden Capital Management, was paid $19,999 to  resolve allegations that Lee charged excessive commission, churned the account and made unsuitable transactions. FINRA case #19-00369

In 5/ 2017, a customer of Worden Capital Management,  was paid $12,500 in  to resolve allegations of  fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of covenants of good faith . FINRA case #17-01266.

In July 2013 a customer of J.D. Nicholas & Associates, Inc.  settled a claim alleging that Lee made unsuitable option investments and was paid  $25,000.

In pending  FINRA case #14-03697 a customer of  J.D. Nicholas & Associate alleges churning, negligence, unsuitability, over -concentration and failure to supervise and is seeking damages of $57,130.

Lee  was employed by Worden Capital Management   from 11/2014 until 6/2015 and with J.D. Nicholas & Associates, Inc.  from 9/2009 until 11/2014.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Douglas Lee  call for a no charge consultation to learn more 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 o