Category Archives: Craft Capital Management

Jason A. Wilk-Former Worden Capital Broker-Subject of Recently Filed Suit Alleging Churning-New York

September 2019, New York, NY

We recently filed a FINRA arbitration against Worden Capital Management on behalf of a resident of New Jersey.

Our client alleges that Worden Capital failed to supervise their registered representative Jason Andrew Wilk and allowed him to make unauthorized and unsuitable trades and churn the account to generate commissions. Damages of between $100,000-$500,000 are sought.

According to publicly available records Jason Wilk  ,  a  stockbroker  who is not currently registered  and who was last employed by Worden Capital Management ,  disclose 5 prior customer disputes and two currently pending judgement/liens.

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 addition to our recently filed case, Wilk ‘s  prior customer disputes include:

In 6/2016 a customer of Wilk’s prior employer Meyers Associates was paid $14,999 to settle FINRA case 16-01526 in which the customer alleged that WIlk made unauthorized and unsuitable trades.

In 9/2016 a customer of Wilk’s prior employer National Securities Corp. was paid $15,000 to resolve allegations that he recommended unsuitable investments.

In 9/2016 another customer of Wilk’s prior employer National Securities Corp. was paid $22,500 to resolve allegations that Wilk made unauthorized trades in the account.

Wilk discloses two currently outstanding judgment/liens in the Civil Court of the City of New York:

  • $4,840 in favor of Capital One Bank USA
  • $7,670 in favor of Absolute Resolutions Investments

Jason A. Wilk  was  employed by Worden Capital Management from 10/2017-4/2019 .  He was previously employed by Craft Capital Management from 5/2017-9/2017. Prior to that he was registered with Windsor Street Capital from 11/2016-1/2017. Windsor Street Capital was expelled from the industry by FINRA in 5/2018. Wilk was registered with National Securities Corp , Laidlaw & Company and Alexander Capital earlier in his career.

If you have losses in an investment account handled by Jason A. Wilk,  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

Jeffrey L. Offen-Craft Capital Management Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes & Judgements-Garden City, NY

February 2019- Garden City, NY

According to publicly available records Jeffrey L. Offen  , (CRD# 2893980) ,  a  stockbroker who is not currently employed as a stockbroker and who was last employed by  Craft Capital Management  discloses:

  • 2  prior regulatory events
  • 2 prior customer disputes
  • 12 currently outstanding liens/judgments

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 July 2018 FINRA suspended Offen for three months for failing to respond to information in connection with a FINRA investigation.

In December 2016 Offen was fined $5,000 and suspended for 60 days by FINRA for failing to timely disclose reportable information. FINRA Case 2016048415301.

In FINRA Case 9-5377 a customer of New Castle Financial Services alleged damages of $98,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence. That case was settled for $60,000 in 1/2011.

The 12 outstanding judgment/liens against Offen include:

  • $4,970 to Sharton T. McLaughlin, MD
  • $17,049 to Daimler Chrysler
  • $58,970 to the Internal Revenue Service
  • $35,621 to the Family Court of the State of New York
  • $6,117 to Salvatore Albanese & Co.

Offen was employed by Craft Capital Management since 10/2016-9/2017. His prior employment includes Salomon Whitney Financial, Network 1 Financial Securities, Laidlaw & Company and Obsidian Financial Group. 

If you have questions about an account handled by Jeffrey L. Offen, call for a no charge consultation to discuss your situation 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

Barry M. Kiront-Craft Capital Management Broker Discloses 10 Customer Disputes-Garden City, NY

APRIL 2018 UPDATEBarry Kiron’ts FINRA record currently discloses 13 prior customer disputes.

October 2016-Garden City, NY

The FINRA records of  Barry M. Kiront,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by  Craft Capital Management  disclose 10 prior customer disputes that are final and one currently 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 March 2015, Kiront disclosed that a customer of his former employer Woodstock Financial Group brought a complaint alleging damages of $196,323 for churning , unsuitability and possibly fraud. That case was settled for $30,000.

In recently resolved FINRA Case 15-0458, a customer of Kiront while he was employed by Woodstock Financial Group alleges damages of $118,375 for churning, excessive commissions, unsuitable trading, violations of Mississippi securities laws and other claims. This case was resolved in July/2017 for $49,500.

Kiront has been registered with Craft Capital Management since 3/2015. He was registered with Woodstock Financial Group from 3/1998-3/2015.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Barry M. Kiront , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

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