Daniel O’Neill Aegis Capital Investor Alert: FINRA Accuses Former Broker of Excessive, Unsuitable Trading

Daniel O’Neill Aegis Capital Investor Alert: FINRA Accuses Former Broker of Excessive, Unsuitable Trading

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation (“Daniel O’Neill Aegis Capital Investigation”) into former Aegis Capital broker Daniel J. O’Neill (“Daniel O’Neill”) in light of complaint recently filed by FINRA. In July 2021, FINRA filed a Complaint against Daniel O’Neill relating to excessively and unsuitably trading the account of one of his customers at Aegis Capital. Daniel O’Neill Aegis Capital and the July 2021 FINRA Complaint On July 29, 2021, FINRA filed a complaint against Ex-Aegis Capital broker Daniel O’Neill. The Complaint alleged that Daniel O’Neill excessively and unsuitably traded the account of one of his…

Lee Nordstrom Vorphal Wing Securities Investor Alert: FINRA Bars Broker Investigated for Excessive Trading

Lee Nordstrom Vorphal Wing Securities Investor Alert: FINRA Bars Broker Investigated for Excessive Trading

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation (“Lee Nordstrom Vorphal Wing Securities Investigation”) into former Vorphal Wing Securities broker Lee Victor Nordstrom (“Lee Nordstrom”) in light of a disciplinary bar disclosed by FINRA. In October 2021, FINRA barred Lee Nordstrom from the securities industry. FINRA barred Lee Nordstrom for his failure to appear for on-the-record testimony requested by FINRA. The on-the-record testimony relates to whether Lee Nordstrom engaged in potential unsuitable and excessive trading in several customer accounts. Lee Nordstrom Vorphal Wing Securities and the October 2021 FINRA Disciplinary Action According to BrokerCheck, FINRA barred Lee…

Joseph Todaro Worden Capital Investor Alert: Customer Files Dispute Alleging Excessive Trading Against Melville, New York Broker

Joseph Todaro Worden Capital Investor Alert: Customer Files Dispute Alleging Excessive Trading Against Melville, New York Broker

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation into former Worden Capital Management, LLC and current SW Financial registered representative Joseph Paul Todaro (Joseph Todaro Worden Capital Investigation) in light of a customer dispute filed against the Melville, NY broker alleging excessive trading. Joseph Todaro Worden Capital Investigation – BrokerCheck of Joseph Todaro According to FINRA BrokerCheck, Joseph Paul Todaro was registered as a broker with Worden Capital Management LLC from March 2018 to August 2020. He is currently a registered representative with SW Financial out of its Melville, NY branch. Joseph Todaro’s FINRA BrokerCheck contains four…

ATTENTION STEPHEN SULLIVAN SPARTAN CAPITAL SECURITIES CUSTOMERS: KlaymanToskes Investigates Broker in Light of Pending FINRA Investigation of Churning, Unsuitable Recommendations

ATTENTION STEPHEN SULLIVAN SPARTAN CAPITAL SECURITIES CUSTOMERS: KlaymanToskes Investigates Broker in Light of Pending FINRA Investigation of Churning, Unsuitable Recommendations

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation (“Stephen Sullivan Spartan Capital Investigation”) into Spartan Capital Securities broker Stephen James Sullivan in light of a recent preliminary determination by FINRA to recommend disciplinary action to be brought against him relating to, in part, churning, excessive trading and unsuitable recommendations. Stephen Sullivan Spartan Capital Investigation and FINRA’s Preliminary Determination According to FINRA BrokerCheck, on August 10, 2021, FINRA made a preliminary determination to recommend that disciplinary action be brought against Stephen Sullivan alleging violations of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act, Exchange Act Rule 10b-5, and FINRA Rules…

Former Aegis Capital Broker Douglas Szempruch Under KlaymanToskes Investigation

Former Aegis Capital Broker Douglas Szempruch Under KlaymanToskes Investigation

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation into former Aegis Capital broker Douglas Szempruch in light of his recent suspension by FINRA. On July 9, 2021, FINRA disclosed that it suspended former Aegis Capital broker Douglas Szempruch relating to him recommending and effecting excessive and unsuitable trading, per a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC), Case # 2017054317401. What is a FINRA AWC? According to FINRA Rule 9216, if FINRA’s Department of Enforcement has reason to believe a member or associated person has committed a violation, and that member or associated person does not…

Adam Belardino, Ex-MML Investors Services Rep., Named In FINRA Complaint

Adam Belardino, Ex-MML Investors Services Rep., Named In FINRA Complaint

FINRA recently named Adam Belardino of New Rochelle as a Respondent in a Complaint. FINRA alleges that Belardino failed to appear for on-the-record testimony. Belardino was employed at Barnum Financial Group in Elmsford, New York from 2007 to March 2019. During that time, Belardino was a registered representative for MML Investors Services, LLC, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. He was terminated in March 2019 relating to his firm’s investigation into a customer complaint against him. Adam Belardino & FINRA Complaint The Complaint alleges that FINRA began investigating Belardino’s termination from MML Investors Services in April…

Stanford Law School Cornerstone Research Report Released with New Developments for IPOs  and SPACs

Stanford Law School Cornerstone Research Report Released with New Developments for IPOs and SPACs

In February 2021, the Stanford Law School in collaboration with Cornerstone Research published the Class Action Filings, 2020 Year in Review, Report which detailed a wide range of statistics related to class action filings and upcoming trends.  In particular, the increase in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for Operating Companies and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) has grown substantially during 2020 when compared to recent periods which portends an increase in class action lawsuits related to IPOs. During 2020, Operating Company IPOs increased from 112 in the previous year to 165 for a 47% increase in class action filings compared to…

FINRA Orders Worden Capital Management LLC to Pay More than $1.2 Million in Restitution to Customers Whose Accounts Were Excessively Traded and Fined $350,000 for Failing to Reasonably Supervise Recommended Securities Transactions and Other Violations

FINRA Orders Worden Capital Management LLC to Pay More than $1.2 Million in Restitution to Customers Whose Accounts Were Excessively Traded and Fined $350,000 for Failing to Reasonably Supervise Recommended Securities Transactions and Other Violations

On December 31, 2020, FINRA announced today that it sanctioned Worden Capital Management LLC (WCM) more than $1.5 million, including approximately $1.2 million in restitution to customers whose accounts were excessively traded by the firm’s representatives, and a $350,000 fine for supervisory and other violations. As part of the settlement, WCM must also retain an independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the relevant portions of the firm’s supervisory systems and procedures. According to the Acceptance, Waiver and Consent accepted and signed by Worden Capital Management, “FINRA found that from January 2015 to October 2019, WCM and the firm’s…