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Erik Pica-Joseph Stone Capital Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes & FINRA Investigation- New York, NY

October 2019 – New York, New York

The FINRA records of Erik Patrick Pica  , a  stockbroker who is employed by Joseph Stone Capital disclose 3 pending customer dispute, 4 prior customer disputes and a currently pending FINRA investigation.

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 May of 2018,  a customer Global Arena Capital Corp. was paid $30,000 to resolve allegations of negligent supervision, over-concentration and suitability in  FINRA Case 18-01555.

In December of 2011, a customer of First Midwest Securities, Inc.  was paid $4,999 to resolve allegations that Pica owned the ETF he was recommending the customer to purchase.

In pending FINRA case 18-01506 a customer of Joseph Stone Capital alleges that Pica made unauthorized trades in the account with alleged damages of $7,600.

In pending customer dispute filed by a Joseph Stone Capital customer, alleges unsuitable securities, highly speculative recommendations, churning and negligent supervision and seeks damages of $500,000.

Pending FINRA case 17-01681, filed by a Joseph Stone Capital customer, alleges failure to treat claimant in a a just and equitable manner; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of contract; negligence and negligent misrepresentation and seeks damages of $120,000.

In July 2019, FINRA initiated Investigation Matter #20190619475 alleging that Pica made various violations of FINRA rules, including wrongfully taking customer funds and providing false and misleading information to his firm as well as FINRA staff. The matter is currently pending.

Pica is currently employed with Joseph Stone Capital.   From January of 2012 until April of 2015, he was employed by Global Arena Capital Corp.,  before that he was employed with First Midwest Securities, Inc., Chicago Investment Group and Eastbrook Capital Group, all in New York City.

If you have problems in an account  handled by Erik Patrick Pica  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.

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Christopher A. Knutson-Aegis Capital Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Suit

April 2017- Melville, NY

According to publicly available records Christopher A. Knutson , (CRD# 2997006) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp.  discloses settlement of a 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 4/2016 a customer of Aegis Capital Corp. alleged damages of $175,000 for misrepresentation concerning an investment in a private placement made November 2014-April 2016.In 11/2018 that case was settled for $110,000.

Knutson has been employed by Aegis Capital since 8/2014. His prior employment includes Global Arena Capital, Prestige Financial Center and S. W. Bach & Company

If you have questions about an account handled by Christopher A. Knutson , 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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Michael D. Teutonico Discloses Customer Arbitration-E.J. Sterling

May 2016- Lynbrook, 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.

According to FINRA recordsMichael D.Teutonico discloses a pending customer dispute. In FINRA Case 15-2792, a customer alleges that while Teutonico was registered with Global Arena Capital his account was traded excessively, over concentrated, over margined and unsuitable investments were made. Damages are alleged to be $206,000.

According to FINRA records, Teutonico  is currently registered with Network 1 Financial Securities.  He was previously registered with E.J. Sterling from 5/2014-10/2015. He was registered with Global Arena Capital from 5/2011-5/2014. FINRA expelled Global Arena Capital  in January 2016.

If you have losses in an account handled by Michael D.Teutonico contact us to learn how you may be able 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.

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Mark A. Lisser-Former Garden State Securities Broker- Subject of Customer Suits

September 2019

FINRA records disclose that former Garden State Securities stockbroker Mark A. Lisser has two pending customer disputes , 5 prior customer disputes and a termination from employment.

  • FINRA Case 15-02008– a customer of Global Arena Capital alleges unsuitable investments, churning, excessive use of margin and seeks damages of $61,458.
  • FINRA Case 14-03824-a customer of Global Arena Capital alleges excessive trading, excess and improper use of margin and seeks damages of $109,000.

The prior customer disputes that have been resolved include:

FINRA case 14-3210 in which a customer of Global Arena Capital was paid $25,000 to resolve allegations that Lisser made unsuitable recommendations and excessive use of margin.

FINRA Case 14-0080- customer alleged churning, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims while Lisser was employed by Global Arena Capital Corp. That case was settled for $160,000.

Lisser was employed by Global Arena Capital from 11/2010-12/2014. Global Arena Capital was expelled by FINRA 1/2016. Lisser was last employed by Garden State Securities from 12/2014-4/2016. Lisser was discharged by Garden State Securities due to pending and historical customer complaints and is not currently registered with any broker dealer.

If you have questions about an account handled by Mark A. Lisser, 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