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John Maccoll Charged With Stealing Nearly $4 Million from UBS Customers-Birmingham, MI

August 2018-Birmingham, Michigan

The FINRA records of  John C. Maccoll,  a  stock broker who was last employed by UBS Financial Services ,  disclose that he was recently discharged by UBS after failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation alleging that he misappropriated money from a client.

According to a complaint filed in Federal court by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) , Maccoll defrauded at least 15 of his brokerage clients out of $4 million. Maccoll used high pressure tactics to convince his customers to invest, by telling them there was only a short window of opportunity.

According to the SEC complaint about $400,000 was used by Maccoll to make Ponzi-like payments to some of the customers to keep the scheme alive. The balance was used for Maccoll’s personal benefit.

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.

Maccoll’s FINRA record discloses 11 prior customer disputes that were resolved by cash payments. Some of these prior cases were for unsuitable investments, including annuities and private placements.

There are two pending customer arbitrations by UBS customers seeking damages in excess of $1 million related to annuities and private placements.

Maccoll was employed by UBS Financial from 1/2006-3/2018.

If you have losses in an account handled by John C. Maccoll call for a no charge consultation to discuss your 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

Gabriel Claudio Sentenced to 25 Years For Defrauding Victims From Alice, TX

August 2018-Corpus Christi, TX

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) announced that Gabriel Claudio, Jr. was sentenced in the 79th District Court of Jim Wells County to 25 years  to state prison and ordered to pay restitution of $2.7 million to investors.

Claudio had pleaded guilty to first-degree felony offenses of theft, money laundering, and misapplication of fiduciary property. His victims were from the South Texas counties of Jim Wells, Nueces, San Patricio, Cameron and Bexar.

As set forth in the Petition and Notice for Seizure, Claudio spent money of his victims on Las Vegas gambling ($300,000); child support payments ($193,000); private school tuition ($156,000); home expenses ($169,211); jewelry ($151,646) and cash withdrawals of $656,394. He also used victims’ funds to pay off the mortgage on a house in Portland, TX, and for the purchase of several Mercedes Benz automobiles.

His victims, who are from Alice, TX, believed the $2.7 million they entrusted to Claudio was being invested in annuities. In reality Claudio did  not make any payments to the insurance  company and presented them with phony spreadsheets purporting to reflect the purchase of the annuities.

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

Walter M. Stucker-Former UBS Broker- Named In $600K Suit Over Energy Investments-Ft. Worth, TX

August 2018-Ft. Worth, Texas

The FINRA records of  Walter M. Stucker,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services ,  disclose a pending customer dispute 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 currently pending FINRA arbitration 18-1155 a customer of UBS Financial Services alleges that Stucker unsuitably concentrated their portfolio in the energy sector and misrepresented the risks associated. The customer seeks damages of $600,000.

Stucker was employed by UBS Financial from 4/2008-5/2017. He is currently employed by Wells Fargo.

If you have losses in an account handled by Walter M. Stucker call for a no charge consultation to discuss 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

Edward A. Klug-Concierge Wealth Management-Discloses Numerous Tax Liens-Appleton, WI

August 2018-Appleton, WI

The FINRA records of  Edward A. Klug,  a  former stock broker who was last employed by Newbridge Securities ,  disclose 4 prior customer disputes, and 5 currently 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.

Klug discloses the following outstanding tax liens:

  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue-$141,711
  • IRS-$482,714
  • IRS-$44,229
  • IRS-$6,695
  • IRS-$44,636

Klug was employed by Newbridge Securities from 5/2016-5/2018. Prior employments include Investacorp and SII Investments. He does business as Concierge Wealth Management in Appleton, WI.

If you have losses in an account handled by Edward Klug 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Michael J. Pepe-Ameriprise Broker-Subject of $750,000 Customer Suit-Tampa, FL

August 2018-Tampa, Florida

The FINRA records of  Michael J. Pepe,  a  stock broker who is currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services ,  disclose a recently filed 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 FINRA Case 18-1785   a customer of Ameriprise and Pepe’s prior employer JHS Capital Advisors alleges the Pepe engaged in unauthorized trading in unsuitable securities and seeks damages of $750,000.

Michael Pepe discloses prior six figure settlements with customers who alleged unsuitable and unauthorized trading in their accounts.

Pepe has been employed with Ameriprise since 8/2015. He was employed by JHS Capital Advisors from 3/2010-8/2015.

If you have losses in an account handled by Michael Pepe 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870