On July 17th, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged former stock brokers Matthew A. Bell and Craig L. Josephberg with securities fraud in connection with an elaborate pump-and-dump scheme involving shares of CodeSmart, a medical education company in Pennsylvania. Two other microcap stocks were also involved in the scheme which involved hundreds of millions of dollars.
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According to FINRA records, Bell, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, was previously registered with the following brokerage firms:
- Securities America 8/2013-10/2013
- WFG Investments 7/2009-6/2013
- Raymond James 2/2003-8/2009
Josephberg was formerly with the following brokerage firms:
- Meyers Associates 10/2013-present
- Halcyon Cabot Pnrs 11/2010-10/2013
- VFinance Investments 3/2010-11/2010
- ICM Capital Markets 3/2009-2/2010
FINRA records indicate that Bell and Josephberg have multiple customer complaints and arbitrations. If you had an account with Bell or Josephberg and suffered investment losses, you may be able to recover those losses through FINRA arbitration. 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.
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