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Roger Kroeger-Former Invest Financial Broker-Discloses Criminal Suit & Termination-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

January 2019- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

According to publicly available records Roger Kroeger, (CRD# 1526864) ,  a  previously registered stockbroker who was last employed by Invest Financial Corporation, disclose a regulatory event, a pending criminal charge, a prior customer dispute 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 September of 2018, Kroeger consented to a sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for FINRA on-the-record testimony in connection with a FINRA investigation.   Kroeger violated FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010 and was barred from the securities industry.

In a pending criminal matter, Case17013278CF10A, Circuit Court in Broward County, FL , Kroeger is charged with 1 felony count of obtaining property of over $50,000 by fraud, one felony count of exploitation of elderly in the amount of $100,000 or more, three felony counts of  fraud -utter false instrument, two felony counts of grand theft first degree greater than $100,000, one felony count of grand theft greater than $20,000 and less than $100,000 and two felony counts of fraud-money launder trans $100,000 or more.  Kroeger  has pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matter is currently pending.

In December of 2017, a customer of Invest Financial Corporation alleged Kroeger misappropriated cash funds from the customer account. That case was settled in 4/2018 for $206,084.

Kroeger began working  for Invest Financial Corporation in 1990 and was discharged in 11/2017. Invest Financial makes the following allegation on Kroeger’s FINRA record: “Representative admitted to facilitating a loan to his sister from a senior client and was subsequently chard with multiple felony offenses in connection with these circumstances”.

If you have losses in an account handled by Roger Kroeger, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be entitled 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Holly Maurer- Corecap Investments Broker-Discloses Settlement of Several Customer Disputes-Southfield, MI

October 2017 – Southfield, MI

According to publicly available records Holly M. Maurer  (CRD#2764991) , a  stockbroker who is registered with Corecap Investments , disclose 5 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 a recently resolved matter, filed in August of 2017, a customer of Corecap Investments, sought damages of $110,000 alleging that broker acted as their representative when their prior representative was suspended and for breach of fiduciary duty in the handling of their account. That case was settled for $75,000.

In FINRA case 18-0859, a customer of CoreCap Investments alleged that registered representative Ernest Romer stole money from her and that Maurer knew of or participated in theft. That case was settled for $110,000 in 8/2018.

In FINRA case 18-0198, a customer of CoreCap Investments alleged that they loaned money to a since terminated broker which he did not pay back. They alleged fraud, embezzlement and violations of the securities laws against the broker and his supervisor.  That case was settled for $150,000 in 8/2018.

In FINRA case 17-2795, a customer of CoreCap Investments , Leonard & Co. and L.M. Kohn alleged that another broker who worked with Maurer stole money and that Maurer ‘materially aided’ the conduct.  That case was settled for $115,000 in 8/2018.

Maurer  has been employed by Corecap Investments since October of 2012.

If you have questions about an account handled by Holly Maurer  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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Mitchell Yanow-Former Stifel Nicolaus Broker-Discharged Over Allegations of Misappropriation of Customer Funds-Boca Raton, FL

June 2018- Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of Mitchell T. Yanow  , a stock broker who is not currently registered  disclose  that he was recently discharged by Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and the settlement of 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 May 2018, Yanow was discharged by Stifel Nicolaus, who alleged that Yanow “took money from a client account for his personal use without authority”.

Yanow had been employed by Stifel Nicolaus since 4/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. 

In 9/2015 a customer of Yanow/Oppenheimer was paid $144,000 to resolve allegations that their account was charged excessive commissions and margin interest.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Mitchell Yanow, call for a no charge consultation 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

Hector May-Former Securities America Broker-Investigation Over Missing Client Funds-New City, NY

May 2018-New City, New York

Local press is reporting that Rockland/Orange County businessman and former Securities America stockbroker Hector May is being investigated by federal prosecutors on allegations of stealing money from his clients. May has operated Executive Compensation Planners in New City, NY since the mid 1980’s.

According to  FINRA records   May currently has one customer claim pending that alleges misappropriation of funds and there is a disclosure that the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting an official criminal investigation of May’s potential involvement in a suspected felony.

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.

May is a prominent member of the local business community and received the Rockland Business Association’s Pinnacle Award two years ago. Press reports suggest that the missing millions could be the result of a Ponzi scheme.

In a Ponzi scheme the perpetrator of the fraud uses some of the money from the new victims, who think the funds are being invested, to pay fake returns to the earlier investors. The balance of the new funds are used by the perpetrator of the fraud for personal expenses.

Hector May was a registered representative of Securities America from 8/1998 until March 2018 when he was fired. Securities America indicated the reason for the discharge was: “Misappropriation of client assets”.

If you have an account with Hector May and have questions about how it has been handled or believe you are a victim of fraud,  call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney to learn how you may be able to recover damages from May’s employer, Securities America.

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