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SunTrust International Center
Miami, Florida 33131

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Florida Broker Barred for Failure to Cooperate With Investigation Into Allegations of Elder Investment Fraud

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Matthew Vincent Muratori (CRD # 6255633) is a previously registered securities broker and investment adviser. From October of 2017 to March 2018, Mr. Muratori was a representative of Foresters Financial Services. Subsequently, he worked at Pruco Securities, LLC from March 2018 until December of 2019. At both broker-dealers, Mr. Muratori was located in Tampa,… Read More »

Securities and Exchange Commission Awards More than $2.5 Million to Joint Whistleblowers

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On September 1st, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a public statement confirming that more than $2.5 million in compensation has been awarded to joint whistleblowers. The award is the 92nd in the history of the program. Approximately $510 million in whistleblower compensation has now been awarded by the agency. This whistleblower… Read More »

SEC Halts Florida’s Financial Advisor’s Fraudulent Securities Offering

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On August 26th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a public announcement stating that emergency regulatory action against a South Florida financial advisor and his investment entity. According to allegations raised by the agency, Coral Gables Asset Management LLC and its owner David C. Coggins defrauded investors. Below, our South Florida securities… Read More »

Broker With Ties to Florida Fined and Suspended for Unauthorized Trades

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Sylvester Knox (CRD#: 1625705) is a previously registered broker and actively registered investment advisor (RIA). From August of 2000 to February of 2017, Mr. Knox was employed at Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. Subsequently, he served as a representative for FSC Securities Corporation. In March of 2018, Sylvester Knox was sanctioned by the… Read More »

Florida Broker Fined and Suspended for Selling Away From Member Firm

By Carlson & Associates, P.A. |

Jason Nicholas Dukas (CRD #4188239) is a registered broker and investment adviser in Florida. From August of 2011 to July of 2017, Mr. Dukas was employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services. Since August of 2017, he has been a representative of Stifel, Nicholas & Company Incorporated. In May of this year, FINRA fined this… Read More »

SEC Charges a Florida Resident in Connection to $18.5 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

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On July 24th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced securities fraud charges against Trustify Inc. and its founder Daniel K. Boice. Mr. Boice currently resides in Nassau County Florida. According to federal regulators, the company raised more than $18.5 million from at least 90 different corporate and individual investors on false pretenses…. Read More »

SEC Files Investment Fraud Charges Against a Wind Company in South Florida Federal Court

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On July 14th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced investment fraud charges against Thunderbird Power Corp., an Arizona-headquartered wind power company. According to the allegations raised in the South Florida federal court, the company defrauded investors out of more than $1.9 million through the sale of unregistered securities. Here, our Miami investment… Read More »

SEC Awards Nearly $4 Million in Compensation to Whistleblower to Securities Industry Insider

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On July 14th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that the agency has awarded $3.8 million to a whistleblower who helped by providing critically important information to federal regulators. The SEC notes that the whistleblower’s disclosures both disrupted an ongoing fraud scheme and helped bring enforcement action that recovered millions of dollars… Read More »

FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Investors Approximately $250,000 in Compensatory Damages

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On June 18th, 2020, a FINRA Arbitration Panel awarded a pair of investors approximately $250,000 in compensation in a broker negligence claim (Case Number: 20-00620). The respondents in the case were Anthony Mastroianni Jr. (CRD#: 2151249), John F. Riccardi Jr. (CRD#: 4771185), and Windsor Street Capital LP (CRD#: 34171/SEC#: 8-46219). Notably, the FINRA arbitration… Read More »

Brokerage Firm Failed to Establish Adequate Supervisory System, Improperly Used Unregistered ‘Finder’ in Florida

By Staff |

Silver Leaf Partners, LLC (CRD#: 126694/SEC#: 8-65902) is a New York-based brokerage firm that is licensed to operate in 50 U.S. states and territories, including in Florida. It first entered the securities industry in 2003. On June 29th, 2020, the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) ruled that this firm failed to create and maintain an… Read More »

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