Category Archives: Joseph Gunnar

John M. Marinaccio- Worden Capital Broker-Discloses Terminations-Ramsey, NJ

January 2020 – Ramsey, NJ

The FINRA records of John Michael Marinaccio , who is currently  employed by  Worden Capital Management disclose 2 terminations 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.

Marinaccio worked for Laidlaw & Company from 12/ 2010 until 6/2017 when he voluntarily resigned from  Laidlaw & Company (UK)  as a result of allegations that a Regulation S-P Internal Review initiated based upon the firm learning that it’s former AML Compliance officer misappropriated non-public customer information.   A temporary restraining order completely preventing the use of any of the subject information by the formal AML CO and/or his new employer has been obtained.”

In 12/ 2017 Marinaccio was discharged by First Standard Financial Company where he had worked since 10/ 2017 . First Standard Financial made the following allegation on Marinaccio’s FINRA record :  “Firm received information concerning an alleged  Reg-S-P violation.  The internal review was commenced upon receipt of a letter from RR’s (Marinaccio’s) former employer alleging misuse of Reg S-P information…… Based upon an analysis and advise from counsel, we determined that the allegations were accurate and the IT vendor was instructed to scrub the system and delete the files. The firm terminated the RR after the conclusion of the investigation”  

Marinaccio was employed by Joseph Gunnar & Co.  from 6/ 2017 until 10/ 2017.  

If you have questions about an account  handled by John Marinaccio  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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Nicholas J. Schiano- Former Worden Capital Management Broker- Discloses Customer Disputes- NYC

September 2019, New York, NY

According to publicly available records Nicholas James Schiano   (CRD#4429212) ,  a  stockbroker currently registered  with Spartan Capital Securities,  disclose 1 prior customer dispute and 1 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 August of 2017,   FINRA case #17-02149 was filed on behalf of a Legend Securities, Inc. customer alleging unsuitable transactions.   The case settled for $35,000.

In April of 2019, FINRA case #19-00916 was filed on behalf of a Legend Securities customer who alleged misrepresentation, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.    The alleged damages are $208,000 and this case is still pending.

Legend Securities was expelled by FINRA from the securities industry in April 2017.

Nicholas Schiano  has been  employed with Spartan Capital Securities since August of 2017 .  He was previously employed with Worden Capital Management  from November 2016 until August of 2017.  His prior employment includes Legend Securities, Inc. Joseph Gunnar & Co.,  Brookstone Securities and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Nicholas James Schiano,  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

Anthony Sica-Joseph Gunnar Broker-Sanctioned Over Sale of Speculative Securities to Elderly Client-New York

JANUARY 2019- New York

The FINRA records of Anthony Sica  , a stock broker who is employed by Joseph Gunnar & Co. , disclose  3 regulatory sanctions and  8 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.

Maryland Sanction for Abusing Account of Elderly Lady

In December 2017, the Maryland Securities Commissioner alleged that Sica repeatedly recommended that an elderly customer, living on fixed income,  purchase high-risk, speculative securities that were inconsistent with her investment profile and which were unsuitable. Sica’s recommendations often resulted in an undue concentration of the her liquid assets in speculative securities resulting in losses of over $150,000. The regulator also found that Sica made unauthorized trades in the IRA account of a customer Sica knew was deceased causing losses. Sica was suspended for three months, fined $20,000 , ordered to pay restitution and to complete continuing education concerning how to deal with senior customers.

Prior customer disputes by customers of Sica include:

  • FINRA Case 14-1574- a customer of Joseph Gunnar alleged unsuitable recommendations, frequent trading, unauthorized trading and sought damages of $479,000. The case was settled for $302,500.
  • FINRA Case 10-969- a customer of Joseph Gunnar alleged that Sica mismanaged his account and made unsuitable recommendations and sought damages of $356,773. The case was settled for $157,500.

Anthony Sica has been employed by Joseph Gunnar since 10/2003.

Brokers have a duty to make recommendations that are suitable, taking into account the age, health, level of financial sophistication, risk tolerance and investment objectives of the customer.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Anthony Sica, call for a no charge consultation 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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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Michael Guilfoyle-Former Legend Securities Broker-Discloses Settlement of Churning Complaint

New York

UPDATE JUNE 2017Michael Guilfoyle is not currently registered He left employment at Four Points Capital Partners in 3/2017.

ORIGINAL POST 2/2017

Publicly available records of Michael N. Guilfoyle, (CRD# 5119593) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by Four Points Capital Partners disclose that in 2014 a customer of his prior employer Legend Securities filed FINRA arbitration #14-3134 alleging damages of $298,687 for churning, excessive trading, recommending unsuitable investments and engaging in unauthorized trading. That case was settled for $99,999.

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.

Guilfoyle  has been employed by Four Points Capital Partners since 9/2016. His prior employment includes IFS Securities, Legend Securities, Joseph Gunnar, America’s Choice Equities, J.P. Turner and Newbridge Securities. 

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Michael Guilfoyle, contact us to discuss 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870