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Category Archives: Unsuitable Investments

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 »

Miami Broker Facing FINRA Complaint for Misrepresentation, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

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Roberto A. Hernandez (CRD#: 1404389) is licensed securities broker and registered investment adviser (RIA). Since 2007, Mr. Hernandez has been employed as a representative of Merrill Lynch. Pierce, Fenner & Smith at a branch office in Miami, FL. In the fall of 2019, an investor filed a complaint against the Merrill Lynch broker alleging… Read More »

FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Florida Investor $100,000 in Unsuitable Investment Claim

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On August 29th, 2019, a Tampa-based FINRA Arbitration panel awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages to a Florida-based investor (FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Case Number: 18-02477). Among other things, the investor in this case alleged that he suffered illegitimate investment losses as a result of unsuitable investment recommendations and lack of proper diversification. Unsuitable… Read More »

Delray Beach, FL Broker Barred for Failure to Cooperate With Investigation Into Allegations of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

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Thomas John Marino (CRD#: 4438533) is a previously licensed securities broker and registered investment advisor (RIA). Most recently, Mr. Marino was an associate of R.M. Stark & CO in Delray Beach, Florida. Prior to that, he worked as a representative for J.W. Cole Financial (2009 to 2012) and Newbridge Securities (2009). On July 18th,… Read More »

Palm Beach County Broker Barred for Failure to Cooperate With an Investigation into Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

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Rafael Golan (CRD#: 1074079) is a previously registered securities broker. From 2007 to 2019, Mr. Golan was employed at Crystal Bay Securities in Delray Beach, Florida. Prior to that, this financial advisor was also associated with Independent Financial Group (2004 to 2006), Sentra Securities Corporation (2001 to 2004), and Prime Capital Services (1999 to… Read More »

Miami, FL Morgan Stanley Broker Barred After Failing to Provide Information to FINRA

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Scott J. Donato (CRD#: 2336331) is a former securities broker and registered investment advisor (RIA). He has been licensed for 23 years. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Donato was employed as a  representative of Morgan Stanley, where he was based at a branch office in Miami, Florida. As of March 14th, 2019, Mr. Donato… Read More »

FINRA Arbitration Panel: Brokerage Firm Liable for Losses Sustained in Unsuitable REITs

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Recently, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of Dispute Resolution announced that a Florida investor was awarded compensation in an arbitration claim that was filed against Ameriprise Financial Services and its representative Carroll Thomas Clark (CRD#: 734524). According to the agency, the investor filed a complaint alleged unsuitable investment losses. Specifically, these losses… Read More »

FINRA Arbitration Panel: Florida Investor Awarded Compensation for Puerto Rico Bond Losses

By Carlson & Associates, P.A. |

On February 11th, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of Dispute Resolution announced that a Florida investor, representing his retirement plan, was entitled to $135,629.61 in compensatory damages and associated legal costs. The dispute (Case Number: 16-00737) was centered around investments in Puerto Rican government bonds. In this article, our experienced Miami… Read More »

Florida FINRA Arbitration Panel Decision: Wells Fargo Liable for Material Misrepresentations, Unsuitable Investment Losses

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On January 14th, 2019, a FINRA arbitration panel based in Orlando, Florida ruled in favor of two investors — a husband and wife — in a claim against Wells Fargo (FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution: CASE #: 18-02123). The allegations in this case were centered around supposed misrepresentations that were made to the investors… Read More »

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