Category Archives: Laidlaw & Company

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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Abed William Lulu-Former Worden Capital Broker- Discloses 6 Regulatory Event & Customer Suits – Melville, NY

June 2019-Melville, NY

The FINRA records of  Abed William Lulu ,  a  financial advisor previously employed by  Worden Capital Management disclose 6 regulatory events,  3 prior customer disputes, 4 outstanding 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.

Prior regulatory events for Lulu include:

FINRA case # 2017055568801 filed in 2/2018-Lulu failed to request termination of his previous suspension within the required time frame and was permanently barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity.

FINRA case 2014040347901 was filed in 1/2016.   Without admitting or deny the findings, Lulu consented to the entry of findings that he failed to disclose that he was the subject of an IRS tax lien and a New York State tax lien.  He also provided false information to his member firm stating that he had no judgments or liens against him.   Lulu received a three month suspension and $5,000 fine.

In 2004,  the Colorado Division of Securities suspended Lulu as sanctions for allegations of unsuitable trading, unauthorized trading, unfair and dishonest dealings, securities fraud and failure to supervise.

In 8/2017,  a Laidlaw and Company (UK) Ltd. customer filed FINRA case #17-02227 alleging unsuitability and excessive trading.   That case settled for $23,000.

Lulu  discloses outstanding 2 currently outstanding Federal & StateTax Liens and 2 civil judgments.

Abed Lulu was registered with Worden Capital Management  from May to August of 2016.  . His prior employment in the financial industry includes Rockwell Global Capital, Rockwell Global Capital, Laidlaw and Company and Global Arena Capital.

If you have losses in an account  handled by Abed William Lulu , contact us 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Ahmad Wares- Former Salomon Whitney Financial Broker- Discloses Customer Suits and Termination- Melville, NY

June 2019 – Melville, NY

According to publicly available records, Ahmad Wares,  a financial advisor previously with Laidlaw & Company discloses 1 pending and 9 prior customer disputes, and 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  FINRA Case 13-00649, a customer of Wares’ prior employer EKN Financial Services, Inc.  was paid $46,984.84  to resolve allegations of unauthorized trading, unauthorized use of margin, excessive and improper trading and churning.

From April 2001 to November 2015, Wares had 7 customer complaints alleging unauthorized trading, failure to follow instructions, churning, unsuitability,  common law fraud, fraud in violation of federal securities laws, negligence, negligent supervision, liability, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.

These cases were brought by customers of his previous employers – First Midwest Securities, Inc., GBI Capital Partners, Inc.,  EKN Financial Services and  Laidlaw & Company (UK). The monetary settlements were nearly $400,000 of which $155,350 was paid by Wares personally.

In currently pending FINRA case 18-01055 ,  a Salomon Whitney Financial customer alleges churning, negligence, unsuitability, unauthorized trading and breach of contract and is seeking damages of $195,132 .

In 2009, Wares was discharged from First Midwest Securities, Inc., after allegations that he failed to respond to client complaint and left the firm owing money due to a  negative balance of $112,415 in a client account.

Wares has been employed by Worden Capital Management since April of 2017,  He was employed with Salomon Whitney Financial  from December 2015 until March 2017. Prior to that he was with  Laidlaw & Company and  EKN Financial Services, Inc.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Ahmad Wares  contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options for recovery of damages.

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

Craig Bonn-Former Laidlaw & Company Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes- New York

June 2019 – New York

According to publicly available records, a former Laidlaw & Company financial advisor, Craig A. Bonn discloses 1 pending and 2 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 a prior matter, FINRA Case 14-0033, a customer of Laidlaw & Company was paid $325,000 to resolve allegations that Bonn made unsuitable recommendations in limited partnerships and equities from 2006 to 2012.

In pending FINRA Case 18-02628 a customer of Laidlaw & Company alleges unsuitability and that Bonn traded his account excessively from 2008 to 2016.   The customer is seeking damages of $228,128.

Bonn has been employed by National Securities Corporation since January 2016.   Prior to that he was registered with Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. from August 2004 until December 2015.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Craig Aaron Bonn,  contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options for recovery of damages.

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

Toll Free: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900

Texas-512-329-2870