According to public disclosure reports, stockbroker Patrick R. Murray was terminated by UBS Financial Services, Inc. on September 16, 2021, for outside business activity, including making investment recommendations and receiving commissions.

Mr. Murray, a Senior Vice President at UBS, led a team of advisors known as the North Coast Wealth Management Group.  According to media reports, the group had roughly $800 million in assets under management several years ago.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating potential legal claims on behalf of customers of UBS related to investment recommendations made by Mr. Murray or his team, the North Coast Wealth Management Group.

David Gentile, the disgraced founder of GPB Capital Holdings LLC, who is facing criminal and civil fraud charges, is seeking to obtain millions of dollars from GPB.  Despite being accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme when he was running GPB Capital, Mr. Gentile is asking for court-supervised mediation to obtain a distribution of more than $5 million to cover his personal tax liability from last year.  Meanwhile, limited partners of GPB Capital private placement funds, such as GPB Automotive Portfolio LP, have not received distributions since 2019.  Worse, their investments remain illiquid, as there is no secondary market to sell their units.

Mr. Gentile claims to be “entitled to distributions” under the private equity firm’s operating agreements.  He also claims that GPB Capital and its funds, including GPB Holdings, LP / GPB Holdings Qualified, LP, GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP, GPB Holdings II, LP, and GPB Waste Management, LP, are responsible for  paying his legal fees. He is essentially asking investors who have been defrauded to pay his legal fees to defend him against numerous allegations of wrongdoing.

Lawyers for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) argue that Mr. Gentile’s request should be denied because he does not qualify for mediation according to rules issued by the court.

FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch $1.5 million over its alleged breach of supervisory and disclosure-related rules involving short positions in municipal securities. The firm was censured, fined, and required to certify that its supervisory systems and written procedures are reasonably designed to achieve compliance with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) Rules G-17 and G-27 and Rule 15C3-3(D)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act). The firm was also required to certify that its revised written supervisory procedures have been distributed to all firm personnel with responsibilities for compliance with MSRB Rules G-17 and G-27 and Exchange Act Rule 15C3-3(D)(4).

If you have suffered investment losses with Merrill Lynch, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms, such as Merrill Lynch.

FINRA has barred former Vorpahl Wing Securities broker Lee Nordstrom from the securities industry. Nordstrom consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for on-the-record testimony requested by FINRA during the course of an investigation into whether he engaged in potential unsuitable and excessive trading in several customer accounts.

If you have suffered investment losses with Lee Nordstrom, or Vorpahl Wing Securities, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms.

FINRA has barred former PFS Investments Inc. broker Jeffrey Dampf from the securities industry. Dampf consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide on-the-record testimony or to produce the documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into allegations that he misappropriated funds from elderly individuals. 

If you have suffered investment losses with Jeffrey Dampf, or PFS Investments Inc., contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms.

FINRA has barred former Wells Fargo broker Courtney Michelle Kaplan from the securities industry. Kaplan consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that she refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA during an investigation into allegations made in a Form U5 amendment filed by Wells Fargo. Kaplan was registered with the firm between June 2017 and March 2019.

The FINRA findings stated that Wells Fargo commenced an internal review after a former client’s daughter alleged that Kaplan borrowed money from her father and that Kaplan and her husband were beneficiaries under her father’s will.

If you have suffered investment losses with Courtney Michelle Kaplan, or Wells Fargo, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has barred former Transamerica Financial Advisors broker Deborah Herrmann from the securities industry. Herrmann consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that she failed to provide documents requested by FINRA during an investigation initiated after receiving a tip. The FINRA findings stated that Herrmann made a partial production but did not provide a complete response to FINRA’s requests.

If you have suffered investment losses with Deborah Herrmann, or Transamerica Financial Advisors, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms.

Iorio Altamirano LLP, a leading securities arbitration law firm, has filed a case through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against American Capital Partners.

The claim, which Iorio Altamirano LLP filed on behalf of an investor in the GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP fund, seeks to recover investment losses as a result of the investment advisor’s recommendation to invest in GPB Capital.

GPB Capital sold unregistered and high commission limited partnership interests in a total of eight alternative-asset investment funds. The GPB Funds were marketed to independent broker-dealers and investment advisers who would, in turn, sell the GPB Funds to their retail investors. There are serious concerns that broker-dealers may have failed to conduct reasonable due diligence about the GPB Funds and GPB Capital.

FINRA has barred Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (PKS) broker Lee Taylor from the securities industry. Mr. Taylor consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he refused to produce documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into his potential undisclosed private securities transactions with PKS customers, including participating in trading for them for compensation in brokerage accounts outside of the firm.

If you have suffered investment losses with Lee Taylor, or Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account. 

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms.

FINRA’s Department of Enforcement has filed a disciplinary proceeding complaint against financial advisor Alan Price for borrowing $150,000 from a 72-year-old Edward Jones customer in violation of firm policies.

If you have suffered investment losses with Alan Price or Edward Jones, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account. 

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors nationwide that have disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms.

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