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Lester Burroughs-Former Lincoln Investment Broker- Discloses 2 Regulatory Events, A Criminal Charge, Pending Customer Disputes, 8 Prior Customer Disputes and a Termination-Torrington, CT

January 2020-Torrington, CT

According to publicly available records.  Lester William Burroughs (CRD#1413972), a  former stockbroker who last worked for Lincoln Investment  discloses 2 regulatory events, a criminal charge,  a pending civil event,  3 pending customer disputes,  14 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 1/2020 the Securities & Exchange Commission  permanently barred Burroughs from the securities industry after Burroughs pled guilty to one count of wire fraud.   The information to which Burroughs pled guilty alleged that Burroughs misappropriated about $575,000 from three investors.

The Insurance Commissioner of the State of Connecticut filed case #MC 03-06 alleging improper handling of premium payment on traditional universal life insurance payment, misrepresentation and failure to properly handle request for disability waiver.

In December 2019,  Federal court case 3:19cr292 was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut with formal charges of wire fraud to which Burroughs entered a guilty plea.   His sentencing has not been scheduled.

From 1994 to 2009, eight customer complaints alleging among other things improper sales practices and speculative recommendations inconsistent with their objective and risk tolerance, failing to place stop loss orders and misrepresentation.  Over $134,365 was paid to settle these cases.

In12/2019, a  customer of Burroughts  filed FINRA case #19-03658 alleging elder abuse, misappropriation and unsuitable investments recommended by Burroughs.   Alleged damages are $445,000.

In December of 2019, Lincoln Investment Planning discharged Burroughs after they became aware of charges that were filed by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s Office wherein Burroughs  pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in the sale of fictitious insurance contracts to four individuals.

Burroughs was employed by Lincoln Investment from September 2012 until December 2019.  Prior to that time he was with Crown Capital Securities, Brookstone Securities, Woodbury Financial Services and Tower Square Securities.

If you had an account with Lester William Burroughs 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.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

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Nicholas J. Schiano- Former Worden Capital Management Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes- NYC

September 2019, New York, NY

According to publicly available records Nicholas James Schiano   (CRD#4429212) ,  a  stockbroker currently registered  with Spartan Capital Securities,  disclose 1 prior customer dispute and 1 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 August of 2017,   FINRA case #17-02149 was filed on behalf of a Legend Securities, Inc. customer alleging unsuitable transactions.   The case settled for $35,000.

In April of 2019, FINRA case #19-00916 was filed on behalf of a Legend Securities customer who alleged misrepresentation, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.    The alleged damages are $208,000 and this case is still pending.

Legend Securities was expelled by FINRA from the securities industry in April 2017.

Nicholas Schiano  has been  employed with Spartan Capital Securities since August of 2017 .  He was previously employed with Worden Capital Management  from November 2016 until August of 2017.  His prior employment includes Legend Securities, Inc. Joseph Gunnar & Co.,  Brookstone Securities and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Nicholas James Schiano,  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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Nicholas Toadvine – Former Investors Capital Corp. Broker- Discloses 12 Prior Final Customer Disputes – Lakeland, FL

May 2017- Lakeland, FL

According to publicly available records Nicholas S. Toadvine, (CRD#3260858) ,  a  stockbroker who  was previously registered with Investors Capital Corp. discloses 12  prior final  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.

Eleven of the customer disputes were brought by customers of Toadvine’s prior employer Investors Capital Corp. and alleged unsuitable investments.  Those cases include:

  • FINRA case #14-01270- a customer of Investors Capital Corp. alleged damages of  $350,000  in connection with Oil and Gas & Real Estate Securities.   The case was settled for $132,000.
  • FINRA case #14-01392, a customer of Investors Capital Corp. alleged damages of $499,999  in connection with Oil & Gas and Real Estate Securities.    The case was settled for $140,000.
  • FINRA case #12-04257, a customer of Investors Capital Corp. alleged damages of $825,000 in connection with direct investments in limited partnerships and real estate securities.    The case was settled for $230,478.

Nicholas Toadvine was employed with Investors Capital from 6/2002 until 2/ 2012. He is currently employed by Calton & Associates, Inc. His prior employment includes Brookstone Securities, Inc. and Cabot Lodge Securities.  

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Nicholas Toadvine,  contact us to discuss your legal options.

INVESTORS CAPITAL CORP. SUBJECT OF 21 REGULATORY MATTERS–CEASES OPERATIONS FALL 2016

Investors Capital Corp. withdrew its registration with FINRA in fall 2016. Investors Capital has been named in 21 regulatory matters and a number of customer arbitrations. For more information on Investors Capital Corp, follow this link. 

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

Steve J. Pabon-Joseph Stone Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Syosset,NY

July 2017- Syosset, New York

The FINRA records of  Steve J. Pabon,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by Joseph Stone Capital ,  disclose  a currently pending customer dispute and a prior 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 a currently pending matter, a customer of Pabon’s former employer Craig Scott Capital, seeks unspecified damages and contends there was misrepesentation with regard to the commissons and or markup/downs charged, alleging that the representative agreed to no more than $99 on all trades.

In 1/2012, Pabon was discharged by Brookstone Securities who made the following statement on Pabon’s FINRA record: “1.Violated telemarketing rules by making cold-call to an individual whose phone number was listed on the FTC’s national do not call list. 2.Violated industry rules by using exaggerated and promissory language to induce a prospective customer to engage in a securities transaction. 3.Violated suitability rules by recommending securities to a prospective customer without first obtaining the customer suitability information.”

Pabon’s employment history includes:

  • Joseph Stone Capital                   since 8/2016
  • Rothschild Lieberman                9/2015-8/2016
  • Craig Scott Capital                       2/2012-12/2015

He also worked for Brookstone Securities , a firms that was expelled by FINRA in 10/2012.

If you have losses in an account handled or supervised by Steve J. Pabon you may be able to recover damages from his former employer 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