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Pranav Patel-Former Dawson James Broker-Named in ForceField Energy Suit-Boca Raton, FL

July 2016- Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of Pranav V. Patel  (CRD 5391213), a stock broker who formerly was employed by Dawson James Securities , disclose that he was recently named in a customer dispute. In May 2016 Patel was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Follow this link for more information on that 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.

According to FINRA records, in June 2016 a civil case was filed naming Pranav Patel and others alleging damages of $62,855 and alleging that Patel sold ForceField Energy, Inc. to 5 individuals in a transaction not authorized by his then employer Dawson James Securities, Inc. Civil action No. 15-civ. 3020 (NRB) Southern District of New York. 

According to FINRA records, Patel  was  previously registered with Dawson James Securities, Columbus Advisory Group, National Securities Corporation, NSM Securities, CBG Financial Group and Gunn Allen Financial. 

If you have questions about an account handled by Pranav V. Patel  contact us to discuss your options and 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

Leigh M. Garber-Former Ridgeway & Conger Broker-Discloses Regulatory Investigation Over Excessive Markups

Jericho, New York

According to FINRA records Leigh M. Garber ,   a stockbroker who formerly worked for  Ridgeway & Conger   discloses a pending regulatory matter and a prior final 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 January 2016, FINRA name Leigh Garber in a complaint alleging that her firm and two other representatives  sold an unregistered security. Garber was the designated supervisor and failed to supervise. The complaint alleges that the firm charged excessive markups of 14-33%. FINRA Case 2010022046101. That matter is currently pending.

Garber is currently employed by Adirondack Trading of New Woodstock, NY, and  National Securities Corporation of New Woodstock, NY, and Boca Raton, FL.

 

Investors with losses in accounts handled by Leigh M. Garber may be able to recover damages from his former employer 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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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Glen Rauch-Former Avenir Financial Broker-Accused of Harassment and Unauthorized Trading

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016-FINRA named Glen J. Rauch in a complaint alleging that following his termination from registration(see below) he repeatedly sent abusive, obscene, intimidating and threatening messages to a principal of his former firm. Rauch ceased these actions only after a restraining order was obtained.

The complaint also alleges that Rauch committed an array of sales practice violations that demonstrate dishonesty, evasiveness, and a disregard for FINRA rules causing losses to customers. FINRA alleges that Rauch effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts and failed to timely disclose IRS and State tax liens. FINRA Case #2014039358002.

Original post–July 2016– Orangeburg, NY

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.

The FINRA records of Glen J. Rauch  report that a customer of Avenir Financial Group alleged damages of $370,000 for misrepresentation of account balances, failure to follow instructions and properly hedge investment risk.

Rauch discloses two separations from employment after allegations:

  • In 2008 Rauch was discharged by National Securities Corporation who alleged that he was termed for contacting client(s) while suspended pending an internal review of client complaints received while Rauch was on heightened supervision.
  • In 2004 Rauch discloses that he was discharged by J.P. Turner who alleged suspicion of using discretion in accounts.

Rauch is not currently registered. He was  registered with Avenir Financial Group from 8/2013-2/2016.  Prior to that he was registered with Rockwell Global Capital and Charles Vista LLC.

Investors suffering  losses in an account handled by Glen J. Rauch  are encouraged to 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Ralph B. Marra-Former Morgan Stanley Broker-Discloses Two Pending Customer Disputes-Red Bank, NJ

Red Bank, New Jersey

UPDATE July 2016FINRA records disclose that Ralph B. Marra has an outstanding Internal Revenue Service levy at the court in Freehold New Jersey, in the amount of $397,803.

ORIGINAL POST -June 2016

According to FINRA records,  Ralph B. Marra    a stockbroker  who previously worked for Morgan Stanley and is currently employed by National Securities Corporation , discloses two pending and two 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 May 2016, a customer when Marra was employed by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney alleged damages of $200,000 for unsuitable investments in equities and closed end funds made in their account between 2013-April 2015.

In FINRA Case 15-01274, which is also currently pending, a customer while Marra was employed by UBS Financial Services alleges damages of $150,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence in connection with certain equity recommendations. CASE SETTLED FOR $37,500 JUNE 2016.

In FINRA Case 14-03461, a customer while Marra was employed by Morgan Stanley alleged damages of $356,017 for excessive trading in options and equity investments. That case was settled for $50,000 in February 2016.

 

If you have questions about an account handled  by Ralph B. Marra, call for a no charge consultation.

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

Johnathan W. McHale-Former PHX Financial Broker-Makes Numersous Diclosures On FINRA Record

New York

According to FINRA records,  Johnathan W. McHale   a stock broker  formerly employed by PHX Financial , discloses seven final customer disputes, a termination and 7 pending 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 FINRA Case 11-3515, a customer while McHale was employed by John Thomas Financial alleged damages of $859,000 for mishandling the account for the sole purpose of generating commissions. That case was settled for $285,000.

McHale discloses seven judgments/liens, including a lien for $585,399.29 to the Internal Revenue Service.

McHale was been employed by PHX Financial from 2/2014-3/2016. Prior to that his employment includes National Securities Corporation and John Thomas Financial.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Johnathan W. McHale, call for a no charge consultation.

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