AEGIS CAPITAL INVESTOR ALERT: National Investor Fraud Law Firm KlaymanToskes Investigates Aegis Capital after FINRA Sanctions Aegis Capital and its Melville Branch Manager For Supervisory Violations Costing Investors Millions

AEGIS CAPITAL INVESTOR ALERT: National Investor Fraud Law Firm KlaymanToskes Investigates Aegis Capital after FINRA Sanctions Aegis Capital and its Melville Branch Manager For Supervisory Violations Costing Investors Millions

FINRA sanctions Aegis Capital for $2.8 million including $1.7 million in restitution to customers for excessive and unsuitable trading in Aegis’ customer accounts. The remaining $1.1 million of the sanction represents a fine by FINRA for Aegis’ supervisory violations. FINRA Investigation FINRA investigated and identified Aegis’ failure to design and implement a reasonably effective supervisory system to comply with FINRA’s suitability requirements for the period of July 2014 through December 2018. As such, Aegis failed to recognize potentially excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts. Aegis also failed to act on 700 out of 900 exception reports specifically designed to…

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…

SCOTT HANANEL AEGIS CAPITAL INVESTOR ALERT: Former Melville, NY Broker Facing Customer Disputes on Investment Losses

SCOTT HANANEL AEGIS CAPITAL INVESTOR ALERT: Former Melville, NY Broker Facing Customer Disputes on Investment Losses

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), has commenced an investigation into former Aegis Capital broker Scott Hananel (“Scott Hananel Aegis Capital Investigation”) in light of recent FINRA customer disputes filed claiming investment losses relating to the former Melville, NY broker. Scott Hananel Aegis Capital Investigation – BrokerCheck According to FINRA BrokerCheck, former Aegis Capital broker Scott Neil Hananel was last registered with Aegis Capital Corporation (Branch Location was Melville, NY) from February 2010 to February 2021. Scott Hananel’s FINRA BrokerCheck shows three pending customer disputes: February 2021. On February 1, 2021, customers filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Scott…

ATTENTION INVESTORS AT FULL-SERVICE BROKERAGE FIRMS WITH FINANCIAL ADVISORS:  FINRA Arbitration is the Best Means to Recovering Losses Suffered Due to Market Volatility Caused by COVID-19

ATTENTION INVESTORS AT FULL-SERVICE BROKERAGE FIRMS WITH FINANCIAL ADVISORS: FINRA Arbitration is the Best Means to Recovering Losses Suffered Due to Market Volatility Caused by COVID-19

KlaymanToskes (“KT”), www.klaymantoskes.com, is investigating the damages sustained by investors at full-service brokerage firms who held large, unhedged concentrated positions, margin accounts, unsuitable asset allocations, or had an account that was excessively traded (known as “Churning”) and suffered losses due to the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. Has COVID-19 Caused You to Suffer Losses? Covid-19 has caused significant market volatility as large populations across the world have been quarantined and/or are on lockdown.  Governments are implementing social distancing to combat COVID-19, since there is currently no vaccine or cure.  The increase in volatility has led to widespread losses. What Can I Do…

NOTICE TO INVESTORS WHO SUFFERED STOCK MARKET LOSSES DUE TO COVID-19: KlaymanToskes Commences Investigation into Damages Sustained by Investors who Held Large, Unhedged Concentrated Positions, Margin Accounts, Unsuitable Allocations, or were Excessively Traded

KlaymanToskes (“KT”), www.klaymantoskes.com, announced today that it is investigating the damages sustained by investors who held large, unhedged concentrated positions, margin accounts, unsuitable asset allocations, or had an account that was excessively traded (known as “Churning”). Investment portfolios have seen tremendous declines in the last month.  Investors quickly saw the major indices lose significant value after closing on Friday, February 21, 2020 at near 52-week highs.  Recent market volatility is being caused by the Coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”).  Large populations across the world have been quarantined and/or are on lockdown.  Governments are implementing social distancing to combat COVID-19, since there is…

NOTICE TO ALL NEXT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. CLIENTS: The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. Launches Investigation for Failure to Supervise Excessive Trading and Unsuitable Trade Recommendations Resulting in Damages in Excess of $10 Million

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (“K&T”), www.klaymantoskes.com, launches an investigation against Next Financial Group, Inc. (“NEXT”) (CRD #46214) based on its failure to supervise for excessive trading, short-short term mutual fund trading, securities concentration, and elder abuse resulting in damages in excess of $10 million in a customer’s accounts.  The investigation centers around a FINRA arbitration claim K&T is preparing to file against NEXT for failure to supervise its broker in Corpus Christi, Texas.  NEXT was fined $750,000 in December of 2017 for failing to adequately supervise a broker during the same timeframe alleged (2014 and 2015), allowing excessive trading to occur in customer accounts. …

FINRA Fines Broker for Excessive Commissions from Risky Trading Strategies

FINRA Fines Broker for Excessive Commissions from Risky Trading Strategies

Released November 2016 Lucas Dylan Lichtman (CRD #5542092, Nanuet, New York) submitted an Offer of Settlement in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for nine months. Without admitting or denying the allegations, Lichtman consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he made unsuitable recommendations of an active trading investment strategy to his customer. The findings stated that Lichtman recommended that his customer engage in the unsuitable active trading investment strategy, despite the fact that he failed to understand the risks of the…

SEC Bars LPL Financial advisor, Paul Lebel for Churning Client Mutual Fund Investments

SEC Bars LPL Financial advisor, Paul Lebel for Churning Client Mutual Fund Investments

On October 18, 2016, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) barred LPL Financial advisor, Paul Lebel for churning and excessively trading mutual funds in customer accounts for the sole purpose of his own personal enrichment.   The excessive trading, also known as “churning” occurred during the period from 2008 to 2014, “during his employment with LPL, he defrauded four customers by churning several of their accounts,” according to the SEC administrative proceeding. According to the SEC which imposed Remedial Sanctions and a Cease and Desist Order which was a Paul Lebel. “In particular, Lebel exercised de facto control over these customers’ accounts…