Category Archives: Misrepresentation

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

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

November 2019 – 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 August 2019 a  customer of Lee’s former employer ,Worden Capital Management, was paid $19,999 in FINRA case #19-00369 to  resolve allegations that Lee charged excessive commission, churned the account and made unsuitable transactions.

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

In July 2013 a customer of J.D. Nicholas & Associates, Inc.  settled a claim alleging 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 November 2014 until June of 2015 and with J.D. Nicholas & Associates, Inc.  from September 2009 until November 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 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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Texas Regulators Revoke Gus Marwieh’s Securities Registration-Austin, TX

October 2019 – Austin, Texas 

Texas Securities Commissioner, Travis Iles, revoked the registration of  Gus Marwieh  for fraud related to the sale of pension investments, according to a news release from the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB). 

According to the release Marwieh, who was president of Marwieh Advisory Services in Austin, fraudulently sold over $5 million in investments without disclosing excessive commissions, misuse of client funds and conflicts of interest.

The TSSB inspection of Marwieh’s books and records revealed that Marwieh primarily recommended investments in either Future Income Payments (FIP) supposedly based on payouts from pensions, and promissory notes from real estate developers which were supposed to pay 18% annually.

The TSSB found that Marwieh collected commissions on sales of these two products in excess $300,000 and violated his fiduciary duty by not disclosing conflicts of interest to his customers and by using escrowed funds to pay personal expenses.

Link to TSSB Disciplinary Order. 

About the TSSB, from their website:

The State Securities Board is responsible for administering and enforcing the Texas Securities Act. The agency is overseen by five Board members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for six-year overlapping terms. The Board adopts and periodically updates rules to ensure that investors are adequately protected and that unreasonable burdens on legitimate capital-raising activities are avoided. The Board appoints a Securities Commissioner who serves at its pleasure and serves as the agency’s chief administrative officer and supervises the day-to-day activities of the staff.

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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Joey Gebron- Worden Capital Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes – New York, NY

October 2019, New York, NY

According to publicly available records Joseph Omar  “Joey”Gebron  (CRD#2764264) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered  with Worden Capital Management  ,  discloses 7 prior customer disputes, one pending customer dispute 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 the currently pending matter, a customer of Mercer Capital is seeking $820,000 and alleges unauthorized trading, misrepresentation and omissions in connection with the sale of a private placement.

In September 2012,  a Mercer Capital, Ltd.  customer filed FINRA case 12-03062 alleging  misrepresentation, negligence and breach of contract.   The case settled for $20,000 with the entire sum paid individually by Gebron.

In February  2012, a customer of National Securities Corporation, filed FINRA case #12-00449 alleging negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.   The case settled for $47,500 with an individual contribution from Gebron in the amount of $20,000.

In May 2011, a customer of Mercer Capital, Ltd. filed FINRA case #11-02216 alleging unsuitable recommendations, violation of common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.   THe case settled for $45,000 with the entire sum paid individually by Gebron.

In January 2010, a customer of Mercer Capital, Ltd., filed FINRA case #10-00059 alleging misrepresentation, omission of material fact and negligence.   The case settled for $9,500 entirely paid by Gebron.

In November 2009, a customer of Mercer Capital, Ltd.,  filed FINRA case #09-06536 alleging suitability, negligence, gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.    The case settled for $50,000 with $25,000 paid individually by Gebron.

In May 2008, a Mercer Capital, Ltd. customer filed FINRA case $08-01285 alleging sales practice.   The case settled for $7,000 paid entirely by Gebron.

Joseph Gebron has been employed by Worden Capital Management since August 2017.   He was previously employed with Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage  from September 2016 until August  2017.  Before that he was with Meyers Associates  and National Securities Corp.  Gebron discloses business affiliations with Open Field Consulting Group.  

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Jospeh Omar Gebron  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