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FINRA Complaint: Tampa Broker Submitted False Reimbursement; Misled Investigators

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Nancy Kimball Mellon (CRD#: 1253484) is a former registered broker and registered investment advisor. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Mellon was associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC based at a branch office in Tampa, Florida. Previously, she was also a representative for Morgan Stanley (2009 to 2012) and for Citigroup (2004 to 2009)…. Read More »

SEC Charges Several South Florida Residents in Penny Stock Fraud Scheme

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On September 7th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced fraud charges against ten different individuals in relation to a penny stock fraud scheme. The charges were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of the New York. According to the SEC’s complaint, the ten individuals were implicated in… Read More »

South Florida Broker Barred for Elder Financial Fraud

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On July 11th, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it has reached a settlement with Mitchell Yanow (CRD#: 2148171), a former broker of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company. From April of 2015 to May of 2018, Mr. Yanow was employed at the Boca Raton, FL branch office of this brokerage firm. Earlier… Read More »

SEC Shuts Down $100 Million Ponzi Scheme; Florida Man Charged

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On June 19th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that enforcement officials were shutting down a $102 million Ponzi scheme. Several former FINRA advisors were implicated in the charges. According to the SEC, more than 600 investors throughout the United States were defrauded in this Ponzi scheme. Six men have been charged… Read More »

South Florida Broker Barred for Failure to Cooperate With Investigation Regarding Unsuitable Investments

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Recently, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) indefinitely barred investment advisor Matthew Singer (CRD #4972708) from the securities industry. Mr. Singer was last employed at Morgan Stanley, working out of an office in Aventura, Florida. This representative has also previously been associated with FBN Securities and Ascendiant Capital Markets. According to investigators, Mr. Singer… Read More »

Florida Executive Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating $150 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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On April 19th, 2018, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli, an executive from Coral Gables, Florida, has pleaded guilty to investment fraud charges related to his role in a $150 million investment fraud scheme. According to court documents, Mr. Buzaneli and several co-conspirators carried out the… Read More »

SEC Charges Florida Man With Penny Stock Fraud

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On March 9th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil complaint against Brian Robert Sodi, a penny stock promoter based in South Florida. According to the SEC, Mr. Sodi engaged in a classic ‘pump and dump’ scheme, confidentially buying up shares of lightly traded securities, then dumping all of his holdings… Read More »

Broward County Brokerage Firm Fined $125,000 Inadequate Supervisory System

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Recently, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a $125,000 fine against TradeStation Securities, Inc. (CRD #39473), a brokerage firm headquartered in Plantation, Florida. This broker-dealer has been in business since 1995 and is licensed to operate in 51 American states and U.S. territories. According to FINRA investigators, TradeStation Securities executed extended hours trades… Read More »

Florida Investment Advisor Fined, Suspended for Unauthorized Transactions

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On February 21st, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced sanctions against Heather Xanthe VanLandingham (CRD#: 5343446), a broker most recently located in Riverview, Florida. According to information provided by FINRA, Ms. VanLandingham was accused of conducting unauthorized transactions on a client’s account. The alleged misconduct in this case occurred in 2016, when… Read More »

Palm Beach Gardens Brokerage Firm Fined for Overcharging Customers

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On February 20th, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced sanctions against GWN Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 128929), a brokerage firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This broker-dealer employs more than 600 securities representatives nationwide and is licensed to operate in all 50 States. According to FINRA investigators, GWN Securities, Inc. failed to… Read More »

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