Category Archives: Cape Securities

Tyre F. Newsome-Former Cape Securities Broker-Discloses Termination and Outstanding IRS Lien-New York

July 2017-New York

According to publicly available records Tyre F. Newsome , (CRD# 4812894) ,  a   stockbroker who is  currently registered with Windsor Street Capital , disclose  a prior customer dispute, an outstanding judgment lien 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.

Public records reveal that in April 2016, Tyre Newsome was ‘permitted to resign’ by his employer Garden State Securities who alleged that Newsome made unsuitable recommendation to a senior investor and made an inappropriate recommendation to utilize margin.

Newsome discloses that there is an outstanding judgement or lien against him for $32,094 in favor of the Internal Revenue Service.

Newsome  is currently employed by Windsor Street Capital. His prior employment includes:

  • Cape Securities                            6/2016-3/2017
  • Spartan Capital Securities    4/2016-5/2016
  • Garden State Securities          7/2015-4/2016
  • Meyers Associates                      9/2013-5/2015
  • Aegis Capital                                    7/2013-8/2013
  • Maxim Group                                  3/2013-6/2013
  • Caldwell International Securities         7/2010-7/2011
  • Meyers Associates
  • Maximum Financial Investment Group
  • Avalon Partners
  • Great Eastern Securities

If you have losses  in an account handled by Tyre Newsome, 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

John J. Santariello-Arive Capital Markets Broker-Discloses Customer Complaint Alleging Speculative Trading

August 2016- Coram, NY

The FINRA records of John J. Santariello ,  a  stock broker who is currently  employed by Arive Capital Markets  disclose  a currently pending customer dispute and a prior financial event.

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 currently pending FINRA Case#14-02955 , a customer of his prior employer, K.C. Ward Financial, alleges damages of $100,000 for account losses from 2012 through May 2014 due to unsuitable and excessive trading of high-risk, speculative stocks.

Santariello has been employed by  Arive Capital Markets since 7/2016. His prior employment includes:

  • Cape Securities                                                 8/2015-6/2016
  • Joseph Gunnar                                                   7/2015-7/2015
  • Wilmington Capital Securities                 3/2014-5/2015
  • National Securities Corp                            8/2013-2/2014
  • K.C. Ward Financial                                      2/2010-5/2013

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

Paul Jacobs-Former Caldwell Securities Broker-Discloses Regulatory Action-Austin, TX

October 2017-Austin, Texas

According to FINRA records,  Paul Jacobs  a stockbroker who is currently  employed by Cape Securities, discloses  a prior regulatory sanction .

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 FINRA Case 2014039091903, FINRA alleged that Jacobs failed to establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of Caldwell International Securities that was reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations as well as NASD/FINRA rules.

The complaint alleged that Jacobs failed to monitor for, detect and, when detected, investigate multiple instances of potential misconduct th the firm’s brokers involving unsuitable active trading investment strategies, unsuitable ETFs, discretionary trading without written authorization and excessive trading/churning in multiple customer accounts across multiple branches of the firm.

In 8/2016, to resolve the FINRA allegations Jacobs, without admitting or denying any allegation, consented to a 6 month suspension (9/2016-3/2017).

Jacobs was previously employed by Caldwell International Securities, Veritrust Financial and Waddell & Reed.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Paul Jacobs, 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Shawn Burns-former Salomon Whitney Broker- Named in Customer Arbitrations Alleging High Pressure Stock Sales

APRIL 2018 UPDATE-As of April 2018, Shawn Burn’s FINRA record discloses a final regulatory event, 20 prior and one pending customer disputes, 2 terminations from employment, a chapter 7 bankruptcy and 6 outstanding judgement liens, most of which relate to state and federal tax debts. Burns is not currently registered as a stockbroker. His last job in the industry was with Salomon Whitney Financial. He left Salomon Whitney in 5/2016.

April 11, 2016-Holbrook, New York

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.

FINRA records are public and can be accessed on the BrokerCheck website. 

The FINRA records of Shawn E. Burns, a stock broker who works for Salomon Whitney Financial, report that he is currently named in 4 pending arbitrations and has resolved 10 other arbitrations. The pending arbitrations include:

FINRA Case 15-00107– customer alleges that Burns used high pressure tactics to purchase securities and/or equities from February 2012-August 2012. Damages are alleged to be $75,000.

FINRA Case 14-02953- customer alleges that Burns practiced high pressure sales , churned his account and recommended unsuitable trades. Damages of $130,000 are alleged.

Burns has previously been employed by Cape Securities , First Midwest Securities and Murphy & Durieu. He was discharged from Murphy & Durieu in 2002 for alleged unauthorized trading in a customer account.

FINRA records report that Burns filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2016.

If you have losses in an account handled by Shawn E. Burns you may be able to recover damages from his employer. Call for a no charge consultation to learn about 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

Cape Securities Fined $125K by Securities Regulators

May 5, 2015

Cape Securities  entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC)  with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that:

  • from 2/2012-9/2012 Cape Securities failed to establish, maintain and enforce supervisory systems designed to detect and prevent fraudulent wire transfer activity by its brokers.
  • Cape Securities Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems and procedures were inadequate to ensure appropriate reporting of potentially suspicious money movement
  • from 10/2011-2/2013 Cape Securities supervisory system was inadequate and failed to identify and prevent unsuitable excessive trading and churning in customer accounts

Cape Securities was censured and  fined $125,000 .

FINRA AWC 2013035211002

Cape Securities has been a FINRA member since 1976. It has 118 registered representatives who operate out of a main office in McDonough, Georgia, and 20 branch offices and 79 non-registered office locations.

If you have an account with Cape Securities that has suffered losses, you may be entitled to damages. Call to discuss 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