APRIL 2018 UPDATE–The FINRA record of Ernest Romer III now discloses 15 pending customer disputes and 5 prior final customer disputes and 2 pending investigations.
The investigations by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as well as the customer disputes, allege that Romer stole funds from his securities customers. Customer claims for stolen funds are well in excess of $1 million. The victims allege that Romer represented the funds were to be used for various investments, including P&R Capital, a company owned by Romer.
Orignal Post—August 2017-Sterling Heights, MI
According to publicly available records Ernest Julius Romer III (CRD#2311741) , a former stockbroker who was most recently registered with Corecap Investments, Inc. , disclose 5 Regulatory Events, 8 Customer Disputes , 4 Terminations and 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 July of 2017, FINRA permanently barred Romer from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public. Romer discloses other regulatory sanctions alleging that he failed to disclose federal and state tax liens against him.
In a pending matter brought by Michigan regulators, it is alleged that Romer defrauded a customer by convincing several customers to liquidate securities and entrust Romer with the proceeds, which Romer then deposited in an account which he controlled for his own benefit.
In a matter currently pending in Michigan circuit court a customer of CoreCap Investments seeks damages of $110,000 and alleges that Romer solicited funds from them to invest in a firm owned by him , P&R Capital. The customer alleges that Romer converted the funds to his own use.
In FINRA case 17-01082, a customer of CoreCap Investments seeks damages of $50,000 and alleges that Romer solicited them to invest in “CoreCap Solutions” but converted the money to his own use.
In January 2017, Romer was discharged by CoreCap Investments who made the following allegation on Romer’s FINRA record: “Romer obtained loans from three clients for the stated purpose of starting a business: he was instructed to return the funds and not to engage in the business. To the firm’s knowledge, no funds have been returned as of the date of this filing”.
Romer discloses two tax liens to the State of Michigan and one to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $160,634.
Romer’s prior employment includes L.M. Kohn & Co. and Leonard and Company.
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