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Masood (Mike) Azad-Former First Allied Broker-Sanctioned by Securities Regulator-League City, TX

April 2018 -League City, TX

According to FINRA records, Masood (Mike) Husain Azad,  a   former stockbroker who was last employed by First Allied Securities, disclose  a prior regulatory event 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 November 2017, FINRA permanently barred Azad from the securities industry to resolve allegations that Azad failed to provide documents and information in connection with a FINRA investigation related to Azad’s alleged participation in an unapproved securities transaction. FINRA Case #2017054623301. 

 

Masood Azad was employed by First Allied Securities from 1/2015-6/2017, when he was discharged. First Allied makes the following allegation in connection with the discharge:“RR violated firm policy relating to borrowing money from clients, engaging in an unapproved private securities transaction and outside business activity”. Azad was employed by Voya Financial from 8/2004-1/2015. Azad discloses business affiliations with Consolidated Working Group, Robertson Wealth Management and American Retirement Solutions.

If you have questions about an account handled by Mike Azad contact us 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Losses on an Investment in Tezos? Options for Recovery

April 2018-New York

Arthur R. Meunier (a/k/a Robert Breitman, a/k/a Robert Meunier-Breitman) entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) agreeing to a two year suspension and a fine of $20,000, to resolve allegations that his involvement in an outside business activity violated firm and industry rules.

According to the FINRA AWC, Breitman, who used the pseudonym L.M. Goodman to conceal his identity,  began developing Tezos, a blockchain technology and network originally intended for use in connection with over the counter securities transactions. Breitman, a french citizen,  did not tell his employer Morgan Stanley about his involvement in Tezos, as required by firm rules and he made false statements on firm compliance questionnaires.

Breitman created and distributed a business plan for Tezos to prospective investors that failed to provide a balanced presentation and sound basis for evaluating an investment in Tezos.

Tezos raised $232 million earlier this year through an initial coin offering but has since been embroiled in controversy and has yet to issue any tokens to contributors, according to press reports.

According to FINRA records, Breitman was employed by Morgan Stanley from 9/2013-4/2016.

If you invested in Tezos on the recommendation of a registered broker, you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration. 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Losses on Triloma Funds ? Options for Recovery.

April 2018

Investors who have suffered losses on investments in the Triloma EIG Energy Income Fund or the Triloma Energy Income Fund  EIG Term 1, may be  able to recover losses by pursuing FINRA arbitration.

In March 2018, Triloma’s Board of Trustees approved a plan of liquidation for the funds. According to the plan monthly distributions and dividend reinvestment plans have ended.

Stockbrokers have a duty to make investment recommendations that are suitable for the individual and must make certain that the investor understands the risks associated with an investment.

Investments like Triloma funds are not suitable for all investors.

If you have questions about losses on an investment in Triloma Funds, call for a no charge consultation to discuss your options. You may be able to recover damages from the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.

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

John S. Jumper-Former Alluvion Securities Broker-Indicted for Embezzlement-Memphis, TN

April 2018-Memphis, TN

John Sherman Jumper, 52, of Memphis, Tennessee was indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzling $5.7 million from a pension plan for the employees of Snowshoe Refractories, a company that makes fire bricks, located in Clarence County, PA.

According to the press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Sherman forged signatures on documents permitting him to transfer funds from the pension plan. He used the embezzled funds to make unauthorized loans and to purchase a tubing plant in Arkansas, pay off over a million in personal loans and personal legal fees.

FINRA records disclose that John Sherman Jumper was registered with Alluvion Securities 9/20007-2/2017. Alluvion Securities is no longer registered with FINRA effective 2/22/2018.

An indictment is only an allegation and persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court. The maximum penalty for this offense is 65 years, followed by supervised release and a fine.

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

John E. Egan-Newbridge Securities Broker-Subject of Customer Dispute Alleging Unsuitable Investments-Boca Raton, FL

April 2018 -Boca Raton, FL

According to FINRA records, John Eugene Egan ,  a   stockbroker who is currently employed by Newbridge Securities Corp., disclose  a prior regulatory event, a pending customer dispute 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 pending FINRA arbitration #18-0882, a customer of Newbridge Securities alleges that Egan made unsuitable investment recommendations, breached his fiduciary duty and that Newbridge failed to properly supervise Egan. Damages are unspecified, to be proven at final hearing.

In one of the prior customer disputes disclosed by Egan, a FINRA arbitration panel awarded a customer compensatory damages of $100,000, punitive damages of $100,000, costs of $32,735 and FLA statutory interest, to resolve their claim related to the recommendation to invest in RMK Funds. FINRA Case #11-0726.

John Egan has been employed by Newbridge Securities since 8/2013.. Prior employments include CBG Financial and FINTEGRA LLC.

If you have losses  in an account handled by John E. Egan or believe that your account has been mishandled contact us for a no charge consultation 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