January 2020 -Melville, New York
According to publicly available records Apostolos Nicolas Pitsironis (also known as Paul Pitsironis) , discloses that he was recently barred from the securities industry for taking money from a customer of his former firm, Janney Montgomery Scott. He discloses 1 pending and 6 prior customer disputes as wells as 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 9/2019, FINRA barred Pitsironis from the securities industry to resolve allegations that he converted $411,000 in customer funds by electronically transmitting cash from the customer’s account at Janney Montgomery to a bank account he controlled, without the customer’s knowledge or consent.
Janney Montgomery Scott reimbursed the customer for the stolen funds and fired Pitsironis in June 2019. Pitsironis had worked for Janney Montgomery Scott since 12/2018. He previously worked for Wells Fargo Clearing Services 5/2012-12/2018.
In four of the prior customer disputes the customers alleged that Pitsironis had borrowed money from the customer but failed to pay it back. More than $200,000 was paid back to the customers to resolve their allegations.
If you had an account handled by Apostolos (Paul) Pitsironis that you believe was mishandled, contact us to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.
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