Category Archives: Sandlapper Securities

Austin R. Dutton Jr.-Former Newbridge Securities Broker-Fined $200K-Subject of $760K in Customer Suits Over REITs-Doylestown, PA

March 2018-Doylestown, PA

The FINRA records of  Austin R. Dutton, Jr. ,  a  stock broker who was formerly employed by Boca Raton-based Newbridge Securities,  disclose  a recent regulatory event, 4 pending customer disputes, 2 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 July 2017 Pennsylvania securities regulators fined Dutton $200,000 to resolve allegations that, while employed by Newbridge Securities,  he recommended the purchase of a security without reasonable grounds to believe the transaction was suitable and that he engage in dishonest and unethical practices in the securities business. Dutton was ordered to pay the $200,000 fine over a 24 month period commencing August 2017.

In pending FINRA Case 17-03229 filed  by a customer of Newbridge Securities alleges that he was sold unsuitable non-traded real estate trusts (REITs) and structured products and seeks damages of $230,000.

In pending FINRA Case 17-03240, filed  by a customer of Newbridge Securities, alleges that he was sold unsuitable non-traded real estate trusts (REITs) and seeks damages of $150,000.

In pending FINRA Case 17-02871, filed  by a customer of Newbridge Securities, alleges that he was sold unsuitable non-traded real estate trusts (REITs) and seeks damages of $350,000. The claim alleges violations of Federal and Pennsylvania Securities laws, common law fraud and failure to supervise.

Austin Dutton was employed by Newbridge Securities 8/2007-8/2017.   Since leaving Newbridge he was with Center Street Securities for a short period of time, 7/2017-9/2017 and is now registered with Sandlapper Securities since 9/2017.

Newbridge Securities, which is based in Boca Raton, FL, discloses 28 regulatory issues on their FINRA BrokerCheck report. Most recently, Newbridge was fined $499,000 in July 2017 by Pennsylvania securities regulators for failing to supervise an agent in connection with sales of structured products.

If you have losses on non-traded REITs or other structured products purchased on the recommendation of Austin Dutton, call for a no charge consultation to learn about your options for recovery.

 

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

Losses on Tiburon Saltwater Reclamation Fund Private Placement ?

October 2017-Austin, Texas / Greenville, South Carolina

If you lost money on the Tiburon Saltwater Reclamation Fund, we may be able to help you recover damages.

FINRA (The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) recently filed a fraud complaint alleging that Sandlapper Securities created and sold private placements in saltwater disposal wells in Texas while charging huge markups (as much as 270%), totalling over $8 million in undisclosed markups.

Sandlapper CEO Trevor Gordon and another Sandlapper executive Jack Bixler are also named in the complaint which alleges that investors were defrauded when undisclosed markups were channeled to Sandlapper through a middleman development company owned by the defendants. FINRA Complaint No. 2014041860801. 

According to the FINRA complaint, investors in Tiburon Saltwater Reclamation Fund were led to believe that not only was their capital protected but they could also anticipate a long term return of 15%.

Private placements are non public offerings that are only sold to accredited investors.

If you purchased  the Tiburon Saltwater Reclamation Fund, call to learn about your options for recovery.

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

Scott D. Offerman-Former Concorde Investment Services Broker-Discloses Termination from Employment/ Liens-New York

June 2017- New York

According to publicly available records Scott David Offerman  (CRD#4619093) ,  a  stockbroker who currently is employed by Sandlapper Securities  discloses a termination from employment and 9 outstanding judgment/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 4/2017 Scott Offerman was permitted to resign from Concorde Investment Services for “failure to disclose Form U4 reportable liens in a timely manner”.

Offerman discloses tax liens to the Recorder of Deeds in Trenton, NJ, New York, NY and  Albany, NY. He also discloses a tax lien in the amount of $12,649 to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.

Offerman was employed by Concorde Investment Services 1/2013-4/2017. Prior to that he was employed by Park Avenue Securities.

 

If you have questions about an account handled by Scott D. Offerman , contact us 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Warren J Thomas-Former Sandlapper Securities Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute

February 2017-Pasadena, CA

According to publicly available records Warren Jesse Thomas , (CRD# 2299254) ,  a   stockbroker who is currently employed by Lighthouse Capital Group, discloses a 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.

Thomas discloses that a customer of his former employer Sandlapper Securities has filed FINRA arbitration 15-03217 alleging damages of $200,000 for losses on an oil and gas investment in Coachman Energy-Bakken Drilling Fund III. The customer alleges breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud and breach of contract.

Thomas has been employed by Lighthouse Capital Group  since 6/2014. His prior employments include Sandlapper Securities, Nelsonreid Inc. and Steven L. Falk & Assoc. 

If you have losses on one of the Coachman Energy Funds or in an account handled by Warren J. Thomas, 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jack C Bixler-Sandlapper Securities Broker-Discloses Pending Regulatory Matter-Greenville, S.C.

February 2017-Greenville, South Carolina

According to publicly available records Jack Charles Bixler , (CRD# 22331) ,  a   stockbroker who is currently employed by Sandlapper Securities, discloses a pending regulatory matter.

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.

Bixler discloses that on 1/10/2017 he was  notified by FINRA of a preliminary determination to recommend disciplinary action be brought for potential violations of various sections and rules of Securities Exchange Act, the Securities ACT and FINRA rules.

 

Bixler has been employed by Sandlapper Securities since 6/2006, and discloses association with Sandlapper Student Housing, SWM Legacy Co. , TSWR Development, Sandlapper Capital Investments LLC and Sandlapper Insurance Services LLC,  

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