Category Archives: ETFs Exchange Traded Funds

Shon E. Flaharty-LPL Financial Broker-Subject of $566K Customer Suit-Clearwater, FL

July 2018-Clearwater, Florida

The FINRA records of  Shon E. Flaharty,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by LPL Financial,  disclose  a currently 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 the currently pending matter , a customer of LPL Financial seeks damages of $566,320 and alleges that Flaharty over concentrated their account with unsuitable ETF investments.

Flaharty has worked for LPL Financial since 9/2007 and operates Flaharty Asset Management in Clearwater, FL.

If you have losses in an account handled or supervised by Shon Flaharty call for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Mason W. Gann-Former Berthel Fisher Broker-Subject of Customer Dispute Over Account Losses-Dallas, TX

April 2018- Dallas, TX

The FINRA records of Mason W. Gann, a stockbroker who is not currently registered with any broker dealer and who was last employed by Berthel Fisher and Co. , disclose a recent regulatory event resulting in suspension, a currently pending customer dispute, a prior customer dispute , a termination from employment and an outstanding tax lien.

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 April 2018, FINRA suspended Mason Gann for 20 business days and fined him $5,000 to resolve allegations that he exercised discretion in six customers’ accounts without obtaining written approval from the customers or his firm.

In January 2018 a customer of Berthel Fisher filed a complaint seeking damages of $200,000 alleging concern about being able to support his future income requirements alleging that investments in his account are unsuitable for his risk level and alleging that Gann placed unauthorized trades in his account. The investments at issue are equities, options, unit investment trusts and ETFs.

Gann was employed with Berthel Fisher since 6/2012. In February 2018, Gann was discharged by Berthel Fisher who made the following allegation on Gann’s BrokerCheck report: “Terminated for possible violation of terms of heightened supervision”. 

Gann discloses an outstanding judgment/lien in favor of the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $54,157.

If you have losses in an account handled by Mason Gann 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

National Toll Free: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jay D. Jordan-Former WFG Investments Broker-Subect of $9M in Customer Claims-Oklahoma City, OK

February 2018-Oklahoma City, OK

According to publicly available records Jay D. Jordan  , (CRD# 1776666) ,  a  former stockbroker who last worked for WFG Investments  discloses that he was recently permanently barred from the securities industry by the Oklahoma Department of Securities for a variety of reasons, including:

  • engaging in dishonest and unethical practices by effecting unauthorized transactions in customer accounts
  • exercising discretionary power in customer accounts
  • disclosing customer account information to an unauthorized third party
  • recommending investment strategies without reasonable grounds
  • making false statements to his brokerage firm

He was also barred from the securities industry by FINRA for exercising hundreds of unsuitable purchases of non-traditional exchange traded funds (ETFs). exercising discretion, and failing to report customer complaints to his firm.

His FINRA record discloses 10 pending and 4 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 the previously resolved customer complaints, damages in excess of $1 million were paid to settle claims by customers.

The currently pending claims by customers of Jordan seek damages in excess of $9 million.

Jordan was employed by WFG Investments  from 9/2005-4/2016. He was discharged by WFG Investments 3/2016. WFG made the following allegation on Jordan’s FINRA record in connection therewith: “WFG has reasonably concluded the representative failed to follow certain policies of WFG, including: failure to report a customer complaint, attempting to settle a customer complaint, unauthorized use of a personal email address to communicate with a customer, and mischaracterizing aspects of an outside business activity.”

If you have losses in an  investment account handled by Jay D. Jordan , call 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

Lyle J. Boudreaux-Independent Financial Group Broker-Subject of Customer Claims For Losses on ETF’s-Houston, TX

February 2018-Houston, TX

The FINRA records of  Lyle J. Boudreaux,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by Independent Financial Group disclose 2 pending customer disputes, one prior final customer dispute 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 May 2017 a customer of Independent Financial Group filed a complaint alleging that losses were suffered as a result of an ETF position in an advisory account. That matter was settled for $80,000.

The two pending customer disputes involve losses on leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs). In one case the customer seeks damages of $210,000. In the other matter the customer seeks damages of between $100,000 and $500,000.

Boudreaux has worked for Independent Financial Group since 8/2012. Prior to that he worked for Merrill Lynch until he was discharged by Merrill Lynch for failing to update a family member/client’s account record to indicate that the client was deceased and continuing to execute transactions in the account on behalf of the estate prior to obtaining the proper paperwork.

 

If you have questions about  an account in an account handled by Lyle J. Boudreaux , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

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

Christopher Anthony-Former Rhodes Securities Broker-Subject of $2M Customer Suit-Arlington, TX

October 2017-Arlington, Texas

The FINRA records of  Christopher P. Anthony, (CRD #1157930) a  stockbroker who is not currently  registered and who was last employed by  Rhodes Securities, Inc. , disclose a currently pending customer dispute, a prior customer dispute that was settled , a discharge from employment and an outstanding IRS lien.

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 #16-02297, a customer of Rhodes Securities alleged damages of $100,000 for unsuitable investments, churning and failure to supervise in connection with the investment in options, foreign stock and index exchange traded funds (ETFs). That case was settled for $200,000 in 3/2017.

In the currently pending matter,  a customer of Rhodes Securities filed FINRA Case #16-03753 in 1/2017, alleges damages of $2 million for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and breach of contract.

Anthony began working for Rhodes Securities 6/1995 and  was discharged  4/28/2015. Rhodes Securities made the following allegations on Anthony’s FINRA record in connection with the discharge: “Failure to adhere to heightened supervision. Trading with discretion and trading outside the investment objectives stated on the client accounts.”

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Christopher Anthony contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses from his former employer.

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