Category Archives: Cetera Financial Group

Keith Thomas Lohm, Sr.-Previous Citizens Securities, Inc. Broker-Discloses Termination- Pittsburg, PA

November  2020- Pittsburg, PA

According to publicly available records  Keith Thomas Lohm, Sr. (CRD#1516728), a  former stockbroker who last worked for Citizens Securities, Inc.,  discloses 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 2019,  Lohm was discharged by his employer, Citizens Securities, Inc. after allegations of violations of bank policy when he reused a client’s signature instead of getting the client to actually sign the document.

Lohm worked with Citizens Securities, Inc. from April 2018 until November of 2019.   Before that he was with LPL Financial, Cetera Investment Services, OBS Brokerage Services, Inc., Nationwide Securities, and World Capital Brokerage.   

If you had an account with Keith Lohm 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 

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Rodrick Dow-Former Securities America Broker-Suspended by FINRA- Houston, TX

April 2020-Houston, TX

According to publicly available records of Rodrick Dow (CRD#2855724) ,  a  former stockbroker who last worked for Securities America, Inc.,  was recently suspended indefinitely.

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 November of 2019, FINRA  suspended  Dow  from the securities industry, indefinitely,  after  he failed to comply with an arbitration award ordering him to repay a loan to his former employer, Securities America.

In 2012 Dow, who was also a certified public accountant, was suspended for 2 years by the Texas State Board of Accountancy and fined $19,769 for failing to correctly prepare a client tax return, failure to attend an IRS meeting regarding a client audit and misleading advertising on his business website.

Dow  was employed by Securities America  from August/ 2016 until November/2019.      Prior to that time he was with Cetera Financial Specialist, Cetera Investment Advisors, Centaurus Financial, Inc. and H.E. Vest Investment Services.   

If you have questions about  an account handled by Rodrick Dow  call to discuss your options 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

Richard L. Pittman-Cetera Advisors Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Suits-Memphis, TN

January 2020- Memphis, TN

The FINRA records of Richard Lynn Pittman, a stockbroker employed by  Cetera Advisors, 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 9/19, a customer of  Investors Capital Corp. filed FINRA case #19-02785 alleging that investments in limited partnerships and other direct investments, made in 2008 . were unsuitable and is seeking $150,000 in damages.   The case is still pending.

In 8/19, a customer of Investors Capital Corp. was paid $45,000  to  resolve allegations of unsuitability of investments made in 2008.

In 8/19, another customer of Investors Capital Corp. was paid $95,000 to resolve allegations of suitability of investments made in 2008.

In 6/18 a customer of  Investors Capital Corp.,  was paid $75,000 to resolve allegations that investments made in 2008 were unsuitable.

Richard Lynn Pittman  has been employed by Cetera Advisors since 10/16.   Prior to  that he was with Investors Capital Corp. from 8/2000 until 10/16.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Richard Lynn Pittman 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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Marco Bartolo Azizi-Centaurus Financial, Inc. Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Disputes- San Jose, CA

January 2020 – San Jose, CA

The FINRA records of Marco Bartolo Azizi, a stockbroker who is currently employed by  Centaurus Financial, Inc., disclose  2 pending 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 7/2019,  a customer of J.P. Turner and Company / Cetera Financial Group filed FINRA case #19-01990 alleging that Azizi facilitated unsuitable, high-risk and illiquid investments during the period of 2012-2014.  This case is pending and damages will exceed $5,000.

In 10/2018, a customer of Summit Brokerage Services, filed FINRA case #18-03549 alleging unsuitable investments in real estate securities.  The case is still pending.

Marco B.  Azizi has  been employed by Centaurus Financial, Inc. since 7/2016.   He was previously with Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. , J. P. Turner and Company Capital Management and Cetera Investment Advisors.   

If you have questions about an account  handled by Marco Bartolo Azizi  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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Kendall J. Groom- Former Independent Financial Group Broker- Barred From Securities Industry- Fresno, CA

January 2020- Fresno, CA

The FINRA records of Kendall J. Groom  , a broker previously employed  by  Independent Financial Group disclose  a regulatory event resulting in his bar from the securities industry.

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, Groom was permanently barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegations that as trustee he diverted approximately $460,000 of the trusts’ assets to brokerage, advisory, and bank accounts that he owned or controlled.

In addition to the bar from the industry, he was ordered to disgorge over $262,000 and pay penalties and interest in excess of $200,000.

Groom worked for Independent Financial Group from December of 2016 to August of 2019.   From November of 1999-December of 2016, he worked for Cetera Financial . Groom discloses a business affiliation with Groom, McCormick LLP, an accounting firm.

If you have problems in an account  handled by Kendall J. Groom  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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870