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Raymond Pirrello, Jr.-Former Garden State Securities Stockbroker-Subject of Churning Suits-Sparta, NJ

March 2018-Sparta, New Jersey

The FINRA records of Raymond J. PIrrello, Jr. , a former stockbroker who was last employed by Garden State Securities, disclose a final regulatory event, 2 pending  and 9 prior customer disputes. Pirrello is the subject of a civil suit filed the the Securities and Exchange Commission charging him and two others with insider trading in the securities of Radiant Systems, Midas Incorporated and Brightpoint.

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 pending FINRA case 18-0728 filed in 2/2018, a customer of Garden State Securities alleges damages of $400,000 for unauthorized trading, negligence and  unsuitable investments for the time period 10/2012-10/2016 .

In pending FINRA case 17-0365 filed in 2/2017, a customer of Garden State Securities alleges damages of $1 million for unauthorized trading, unsuitable investments, churning and negligence.

On July 7, 2016, the U S Securities and Exchange Commission filed an insider trading injunction against former  Pirrello, Jr.,Thomas W. Avent, Jr. , 63,  of Atlanta, who is a tax partner with KPMG LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and Lawrence J. Penna, age 72, of Edgewater, New Jersey, a long time friend of Pirrello– filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. SEC v. Pirello, et al, Case 1:16-cv-02459-SCJ.

Pirrello was employed by Garden State Securities in Hackensack, New Jersey, from 8/2008- 5/2016. He was previously employed by The Concord Equity Group and J.P. Turner & Co. Pirrello discloses business affiliations with Valeo Capital Markets, Valeo Financial Group and Valeo Consulting.

We are currently evaluating potential cases for investors who suffered losses in accounts handled by Raymond J. Pirrello. Call for a no charge consultation to discuss 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

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Terry Lee Brodt, Jr.-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Regulatory Event and Customer Disputes – Boise, Idaho

August 2017 – Boise, Idaho

According to publicly available records  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr. (CRD#2033812) , a stockbroker currently registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a regulatory event , five customer disputes 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 May 2017 to resolve  FINRA allegations that he traded without authority,  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr.  consented to a $10,000 fine and a two month suspension from June 5, 2017 to August 4, 2017.   His official FINRA record states:  “Without admitting or denying the findings, Brodt consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised discretion in accounts maintained by customers without written authorization from these customers and without having obtained approval from his member firm to treat these customer accounts as discretionary.   The findings stated that Brodt provided inaccurate responses about his use of discretion in connection with his firms annual compliance documents.”

In FINRA Case 16-01108, a  Garden State Securities, Inc.  customer alleged churning, excessive losses and commissions and sought damages of $485,980.   The case was settled for $120,000 with Brodt being personally responsible for $45,000.

In FINRA Case 12-3841 , a Garden State Securities customer  alleged unauthorized trading and unsuitable investments and sought damages of $50,570.   That case settled for $24,900 with Brodt being personally responsible for the entire settlement.

Brodt discloses that a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is pending in Idaho and he discloses 10 outstanding judgment/liens including federal and state tax liens.

Brodt has been  employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since August of 2010. He discloses a business affiliation with Brodt Capital Management of Boise, Idaho.

If you have questions about an account handled by Terry Lee Brodt, Jr., 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Dave Nicolas-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute-Hackensack, NJ

August 2017 – Hackensack, NJ

According to publicly available records  Dave Nicolas (CRD#5176405) , a former stockbroker  registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a 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 June of 2016,  FINRA case #16-01623 was filed by a Garden State Securities, Inc. customer alleging damages of $100,000 due to unsuitable investments, churning and failure to supervise. That case was settled in 8/2017 for $10,000.

 Nicolas has been employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since 12/2008.

If you have questions about an account handled by Dave Nicolas, 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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870