Category Archives: Capital Financial Services

Mark Sitter-Former Capital FInancial Services Broker-Discloses $500K Pending Customer Dispute- Shenandoah, TX

October 2020- Shenandoah, TX

According to publicly available records,  Mark Sitter (CRD#1810591), a  stockbroker formerly employed by Capital Financial Services, discloses 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 March of 2019 FINRA case #19-00655 was filed by a Capital Financial Services, Inc., customer alleging misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to supervise  and is seeking damages of $500,000.    This case is still pending.

In 11/2017 a customer of Capital Financial Services filed an arbitration seeking $100,000 and alleging that Sitter misrepresented the nature of an investment that was unsuitable. The case was settled for $72,000.

Sitter has been employed by KCD Financial, Inc. since August of 2019.   Before that time he was with Capital Financial Services, Inc and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.  

If you had an account with Mark Sitter  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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Bart Bohrer-Former Captital Financial Services Broker-Subject of $900,000 Customer Disputes-Minot, N. Dakota

January 2020-Minot, N. Dakota

The FINRA records of  Bart J. Bohrer ,  a  broker who is currently employed by  Calton & Associates  disclose 3 pending customer disputes  which seek, cumulatively, about $900,000.

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.

The pending cases include case 1:19-cv-04666-LMM filed in Federal Court for the Northern District of Georgia in which a customer of Capital Financial Services seeks damages of $489,682 and alleges violations of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act.

In FINRA Case 19-571 a customer of Capital FInancial Services seeks damages of $445,000 for violations of the Minnesota Securities Act in connection with the purchase of a real estate security.

If you have losses in an account  handled by Bart Bohrer , 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

Capital Financial Services Closing Down Business-Accounts Transferred to Calton & Associates

September 2019

Capital Financial Services (CFS)  , a brokerage firm with headquarters in Minot, North Dakota, recently notified its customers that it is closing down its business on or about December 31, 2019,  and transferring all customer accounts to Calton & Associates on June 28, 2019.

According to the letter, customers of Capital Financial Services have until November 30, 2019, to notify CFS if they do not wish to have their account transferred to Calton & Associates and prefer to have them transferred to a different broker dealer.

If you have questions about your brokerage account, call to speak 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Steven Knuttila-Former Capital Financial Services Broker-Discloses 2 Regulatory Events, 23 Customer Suits and a Termination-Perham, MN

September  2019 – Perham, MN

CAPITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CLOSING DOWN FIRMsee this for more information about the closing down of the firm and transfer of accounts to Calton & Associates. 

According to public records of Steven Roland Knuttila (CRD#3039112)  a  stockbroker previously employed by Capital Financial Services, Inc., disclose 2 regulatory events, 5 pending customer disputes, 34 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 June of 2018 Knuttila consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for FINRA on-the-record testimony relating to an investigation into allegations that he made unsuitable recommendations to customers.     As a result of this Knuttila has been permanently been barred from the securities industry by FINRA.

In April of 2018,  a regulatory action was initiated by the state of Minnesota alleging that Knuttila sold unsuitable investments to numerous clients.   Sanctions include a $40,000 in monetary penalties.  

From September 2010 until September 2018, twelve customer disputes were filed by customers of Questar Capital Corporation and Capital Financial Services, Inc. alleging various wrongdoing by Knuttila including  negligence, violations of the MN Uniform Securities Act, common law fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, unsuitable recommendations,  and breach of fiduciary duty.   The total paid out to settle these prior customer disputes was in excess of $1.78 million.

There are currently 5 pending customer suits  filed by customers of Questar Capital Corporation and Capital Financial Services, Inc. alleging various wrongdoing by Knuttila, including  unsuitable sales of alternative investments, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, common law fraud, negligent hiring, poor investment advice, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation and omission of facts.   

Knuttila was with Capital Financial Services, Inc. from 6/2012-12/2017.   He also is the President and owner of Knuttila Financial Services. Prior to that he was with Questar Capital. In May of 2012, Knuttila was terminated from employment by Questar Capital Corporation after allegations that he failed to follow firm procedures regarding the reporting of customer complaints and he failed to follow firm procedures regarding the use of discretion.  

If you have questions about an account handled by  Steven Knuttila, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages from his 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

Justin Mitchell- Capital Financial Services Broker-Discloses Investigation & Termination-Baton Rouge, LA

February 2019 – Baton Rouge, LA

According to publicly available records  Justin Brian Mitchell (CRD# 5177794) ,  a   stockbroker currently employed by Capital Financial Services who was previously employed by LPL Financial, disclose a a pending FINRA investigation 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 October of 2017, an FINRA began an investigation into Mitchell regarding outside business activity.   This investigation is still pending.

Mitchell began working  for LPL Financial  in 2009 and was discharged in June of 2017.  LPL makes the following allegation on Mitchell’s FINRA record: “Violation of Firm policy regarding outside business activities.”  .

Mitchell has been employed by Capital FInancial Services since 7/2017, and he discloses a business affiliation with Olinde Financial Group and Massad Olinde Benefits Consulting.

If you have losses in an account handled by Justin Brian Mitchell, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be entitled to recover damages 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