AEON Capital Inc. is a broker-dealer headquartered in Middletown, New Jersey. According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, the firm likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

AEON Capital Inc. is a firm subject to FINRA Rule 3170. The Rule is referred to as the “Taping Rule,” which requires certain firms to install taping systems to record all telephone conversations between their registered persons and existing and potential customers, review those recordings and file reports with FINRA. The Rule is designed to prevent fraudulent and improper practices in the sale or marketing of financial products. The Rule applies to firms with a significant number of registered persons that previously worked for firms that have been expelled from the industry or have had their registrations revoked for inappropriate sales practices.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme. GPB Capital sold unregistered, high commission limited partnership interests in 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.

Pariter Securities, LLC is a broker-dealer based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. In September 2019, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of the Government of Puerto Rico (“OCFI”) found that the firm failed to put into place a supervisory system that was reasonably designed to achieve compliance with suitability rules and regulations regarding alternative investments transactions. 

According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, Pariter Securities, LLC likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors. GPB Capital sold unregistered, high commission limited partnership interests in 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.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme.

Cabot Lodge Securities LLC is a midsize independent broker-dealer headquartered in New York, NY. According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, the firm likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

Cabot Lodge Securities LLC is under common control with Purshe Kaplan through holding company PKS Holdings, LLC. Read more about our firm’s investigation into Purshe Kaplan.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme. GPB Capital sold unregistered, high commission limited partnership interests in 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.

Calton & Associates, Inc. is a Florida-based broker-dealer. According to publicly available records, the firm is facing a $500,000 customer complaint from an investor who suffered losses in his account. The investor’s account held positions in the GPB funds.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme. GPB Capital sold unregistered, high commission limited partnership interests in 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. Public records filed with the SEC show that Calton & Associates, Inc. likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

If you lost money in GPB funds with Calton & Associates, Inc., you may have a claim.

Capital Investment Group, Inc. is a broker-dealer headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, the firm likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme. GPB Capital sold unregistered, high commission limited partnership interests in 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.

If you lost money in GPB funds with Capital Investment Group, Inc., you may have a claim.

A FINRA customer complaint involving Dempsey Lord Smith broker Raymond Sun alleges elder financial abuse as defined by the Welfare and Institutions Code under California law. The claim seeks $1.2 million in damages, including $900,000 in punitive damages. The claim, which was filed on August 28, 2020, is related to Sun’s previous association with Sandlapper Securities, LLC.

FINRA expelled Sandlapper Securities, LLC from the securities industry in June 2020.

Iorio Altamirano LLP is currently investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims of the GPB funds scheme. GPB Capital sold unregistered and high commission limited partnership interests in 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. According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, both Sandlapper Securities, LLC, and Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

FINRA has suspended International Assets Advisory, LLC broker Ronald Patrick Cameron from the securities industry for five weeks for engaging in an outside business activity without providing prior written notice to his firm. The suspension is scheduled to start on May 17, 2021, and end on June 20, 2021. Cameron was also fined $5,000.

If you have lost money with Ronald Patrick Cameron, or International Assets Advisory, LLC, contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (“AWC”)

FINRA has suspended former RBC Capital Markets broker Scott Fergang from the securities industry for 15 business days for exercising discretion without written authorization in approximately four customer accounts. The suspension is scheduled to start on May 17, 2021, and end on June 7, 2021. Fergang was also fined $5,000.

If you have lost money with Scott Fergang, or RBC Capital Markets, contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors in disputes with their financial advisors or brokerage firms, such as RBC Capital Markets.

FINRA has suspended Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. broker Paul Spero from the securities industry for 15 business days for exercising discretion without written authorization in approximately 70 customer accounts. The suspension is scheduled to start on May 17, 2021, and end on June 7, 2021.

Spero was also fined $5,000.

If you have lost money with Paul Spero, or Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has suspended Crown Capital Securities, L.P. broker Kevin Barton from the securities industry for four months for engaging in an outside business activity, exercising discretion in customers’ accounts without prior written authorization, and mismarking trades as unsolicited. Barton was also fined $17,500.

If you have lost money with Kevin Barton, or Crown Capital Securities, L.P., contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

Iorio Altamirano LLP represents investors in disputes with their financial advisors and brokerage firms, such as Crown Capital Securities, L.P.

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