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Anselmo Contreras, Jr.-Former Cambridge Investment Financial Advisor-Barred From Securities Industry-Angleton, Texas

May 2019 – Angleton, Texas

According to publicly available records, former Cambridge Investment Research  financial advisor Anselmo Contreras, Jr.  discloses a recent regulatory event resulting in his bar from the securities industry 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 4/2019 FINRA permanently barred Contreras from the securities industry to resolve allegations that he misused and converted customer funds. According to FINRA Contreras induced a customer to give him a $10,000 check to invest in a real estate venture which Contreras deposited in his personal account. In addition, FINRA alleges that Contreras borrowed $30,000 from customers of Cambridge Investments without the knowledge or approval of his firm.

Contreras was employed by Cambridge Investment Research from 9/2013 until 1/2018 when he was permitted to resign for failure to report a private securities transaction and settling a customer complaint. Contreras was registered with IFS Securities from 1/2018-4/2019.

If you have losses in an account handled by Anselmo Contreras, Jr. 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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Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Stephanie D. Abee-Cambridge Investment Research Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Disputes-Raleigh, N.C.

May 2018- Raleigh, North Carolina

According to FINRA records, Stephanie Devan Abee,  a  stockbroker who is  currently employed by Cambridge Investment Research, disclose  settlement of two 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 FINRA Case 17-02873 a customer of her prior employer Kestra Investment Services (formerly NFP Advisors)  sought damages of $125,000 and alleged that the oil and gas investments Abee recommended were not liquid and not suitable and were sold based upon misrepresentations. That case settled for $25,000.

In FINRA Case 16-03045 a customer of her prior employer Transamerica Financial alleged that misrepresentations were made regarding the sale of unsuitable and illiquid investments. That case was resolved for $250,000.

Abee has been employed by Cambridge Investment Research since 4/2016.

If you have questions about an account handled by Stephanie Abee, call for a no charge consultation 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.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Matthew S. Kocsis -Cambridge Investment Research Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute-Charlotte, NC

 JUNE 2017- Charlotte, NC

According to publicly available records Matthew S. Kocsis, (CRD#4787057) ,  a  stockbroker who  is registered with Cambridge Investment Research discloses 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 FINRA case #13-0151 a customer of Equity Services, Inc. alleged damages of  $250,000 in connection with a private placement investment real estate securities.  The customer alleged failure to disclose  material facts and misrepresentation. That case was settled for $152,500.

Kocsis was employed with Equity Services, Inc. from 6/2004 until 10/2008 and with Valic Financial Services 10/2008-8/2011. He is currently employed by Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.  

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Matthew S. Kocsis 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

CHARLES MCINNIS- FORMER CAMBRIDGE INVESTMENT BROKER- DISCLOSES REGULATORY SUSPENSION-MIAMI, FL

April 2017- Miami, FL

The FINRA records of  Charles M. McInnis (CRD # 1321666) ,  a  stockbroker who was previously employed by  Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.   disclose 3 final regulatory events,  3 customer disputes that are final, 1 termination and one recently resolved 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.

In March of 2016, McInnis was permitted to resign from Cambridge Investment Research who made the following allegation in connection therewith: “Permitted to resign do (sic)  to ongoing FINRA matter related to supervisory events which occurred at previous firm.”

In April 2016,  FINRA suspended McInnis for 18 months to resolve  allegations that McInnis  failed to adequately assess investors eligibility in a Rule 144A and REG S offering.    Case # 20130380026

McInnis was registered with Client One Securities from 5/2016 to 6/2016.   He was previously registered  with Cambridge Securities Research from 1/2014 to 4/2016. Prior to that he was registered with CP Capital Services.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Charles McInnis, 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Stanley Brian Catlin, Weatherford, TX-Fined by State Securities Regulator

Weatherford, Texas

Stanley Brian Catlin, a CPA and Weatherford ISD school board trustee was fined $6,000 by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) for acting as an investment adviser representative for Fuller Capital Management since May 2010 when he was not registered as an investment adviser in violation of the Texas Securities Act.

According to the TSSB Order, Catlin solicited ten clients for Fuller Capital Management and received about $75,000 in commissions.

Catlin was registered as a broker with Cambridge Investment Research from November 2002-May 2010. He is not currently registered with FINRA.

 

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