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Irene Engard- Former PFS Investments Broker-Barred From FINRA- Federal Way, WA

November 2020- Federal Way, WA

According to publicly available records, former PFS Investments, Inc,  financial advisor Irene Engard,  has been barred from the securities industry.

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 of 2020  in FINRA case 2019064765701 Engard was  permanently barred from the securities industry to resolve allegations that she refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation of an outside business activity.  Engard was permanently barred from FINRA in all capacities.

 Engard was employed by PFS Investments, Inc. from October of 1992 until November 2019 when she was discharged after allegations that she refused to produce documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation of her outside business activity.

If you have losses in an account handled by Irene Engard, 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

Keith Thomas Lohm, Sr.-Previous Citizens Securities, Inc. Broker-Discloses Termination- Pittsburg, PA

November  2020- Pittsburg, PA

According to publicly available records  Keith Thomas Lohm, Sr. (CRD#1516728), a  former stockbroker who last worked for Citizens Securities, Inc.,  discloses 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 October 2019,  Lohm was discharged by his employer, Citizens Securities, Inc. after allegations of violations of bank policy when he reused a client’s signature instead of getting the client to actually sign the document.

Lohm worked with Citizens Securities, Inc. from April 2018 until November of 2019.   Before that he was with LPL Financial, Cetera Investment Services, OBS Brokerage Services, Inc., Nationwide Securities, and World Capital Brokerage.   

If you had an account with Keith Lohm that suffered losses, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Richard Reynolds-Worden Capital Broker-Discloses 3 regulatory events, 11 customer disputes and a termination-Garden City, NY

November 2020- Garden City, NY

According to publicly available records Richard Foerster Reynolds (CRD#2162706), a stockbroker who works for Worden Capital Management  discloses three regulatory events, 11 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 May of 2016, the State of Illinois ordered sanctions that Reynolds would lose his registration as a salesperson in the state of Illinois for a period of two years when he could re-apply. The cost of investigation was also sanctioned in the amount of $150. Sanctions were ordered to satisfy allegations that Reynolds had been barred from the NYSE for five months after violating various New York Stock Exchange rules.

In October of of 2013, the State of Michigan denied Reynolds registration alleging that he had engaged in dishonest or unethical practices in the securities and investment business within the previous 10 years and that he was the subject of an order issued by the NYSE.

In December of 2007 the NYSE Division of Enforcement sought sanctions alleging that Reynolds 1) violated the NYSE rule of engaging in an outside business without consent 2) engaged in conduct inconsistent with just and equitable principles of trade by soliciting firm customers and others to invest in private securities transactions away from the firm and making misstatements to customers 3) sending correspondence to customers without supervisory review or approval. Sanctions were censure and a five month bar from NYSE.

From May of 2008 until April 2019, nine customer disputes were filed by customers firms that employed Reynolds -Janney Montgomery Scott, American Capital Partners and Worden Capital alleging among other things churning, over-concentration, unauthorized trading, unsuitability, misrepresentations, unsuitability, statutory and common law fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and negligent supervision. The cases were cumulatively settled for more than  $650,000. 

In April of 2010, American Capital Partners terminated Reynolds after allegations of insubordination and violation of firm policy.

Reynolds has been employed with Worden Capital Management since December of 2015. Before that he worked with Rockwell Global Capital, American Capital Partners, and Janney Montgomery Scott.

If you had an account with Richard Reynolds that suffered losses, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investorsnationwide 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

Charles Teixeira-UBS Financial Broker-Discloses Settled Customer Disputes and Pending Customer Disputes-New York, NY

November 2020- New York, NY

According to publicly available records,    UBS Financial Services, Inc.  financial advisor Charles S. Teixeira,  discloses 2 settled customer disputes and two pending 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 August of 2019, FINRA case #19-02009 alleged unsuitability, misrepresentation with respect to recommendations to invest in and hold an options overlay strategy.   The alleged damages are $800,000 and the case is still pending.

In July of 2019, FINRA case #19-01633 also alleged unsuitability, misrepresentation with respect to recommendations to invest in and hold an options overlay strategy.     The alleged damages are $770,000 and the case is still pending.

Teixeira  has been employed with UBS Financial Services, Inc. since July of 2016.   Before that time he was employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.  

If you have losses in an account handled by Charles Teixeira, 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

William G. Mason- Stifel Nicolaus Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute -New Orleans, LA

November 2020- New Orleans, LA According to publicly available records, a  Stifel, Nicolaus & Company broker William Geary Mason  discloses a pending customer dispute and a termination.

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  of 2020, a customer of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, filed FINRA case #20-01422 alleging claims that Mason advised them to purchase unsuitable investments.   The case is pending.

In July of 2009 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith terminated Mason’s employment in response to allegations that he violated the firm’s policy by exercising discretion in clients’ accounts, mismarking order tickets and making unsuitable trades in elderly clients’ accounts.

Mason has been  employed by Stifel, Nicholaus & Company since July of 2015.   

If you have questions about an account handled by William Geary Mason , 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