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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.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has suspended financial advisor John O’Bannon for 15 business days over allegations that Mr. O’Bannon, while registered with Edward Jones in West Des Moines, Iowa, attempted to settle a customer complaint without the knowledge or approval of his firm. FINRA also fined Mr. Hansen $5,000.

Mr. O’Bannon was associated with Edward Jones from April 2017 to October 2020. Edward Jones terminated his employment on October 1, 2020, alleging that Mr. O’Bannon had been discharged for concerns that he tried to remedy a processing error in a client account by providing personal funds to the client. 

Mr. O’Bannon has been registered with FSC Securities Corporation in West Des Moines, Iowa, since October 2020. 

FINRA has suspended former Edward Jones broker Lang Phu Nguyen from associating with any FINRA member for 45 days for exercising discretion in customer accounts without prior written authorization and violating firm policies prohibiting the use of personal email for business purposes.

Nguyen was also fined $5,000. He is no longer associated with a FINRA member but remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

If you have lost money with Lang Phu Nguyen, or Edward Jones, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has barred stockbroker Javelin Mikol San Nicolas from the securities industry.  FINRA expelled Mr. San Nicolas from the brokerage industry because he refused to provide information and documents connected with FINRA’s investigation into the circumstances given rise to his termination from Edward Jones in August 2020.

Mr. San Nicolas was a financial advisor at Edward Jones in Sparks, Nevada, from December 2016 until his employment was terminated in August 2020. Edward Jones discharged Mr. San Nicolas over concerns that a client issued cashiers’ checks in the amount of $49,000 to Mr. San Nicolas with proceeds that were withdrawn from the client’s account at Edward Jones.  Mr. San Nicolas stated that the checks were for the option of purchasing two Personal Seat Licenses for the Las Vegas Raiders football team, to be transferred to the client’s name later in 2020.  At the time of the termination, the client had not received the purported Personal Seat Licenses.

The client filed a complaint with Edward Jones in July 2020. No further details are publicly available regarding this pending complaint.

FINRA has suspended financial advisor Drew R. Mantel from the securities industry for three months and fined him $5,000. Drew Mantel was registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in Miamisburg, Ohio, from March 2018 until November 2018.  At that time, Ameriprise terminated his employment.  Previously, he was registered with Edward Jones in Franklin, Ohio, from August 2003 until April 2018.

If you have lost money with Drew R. Mantel, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your account.

Drew R. Mantel and FINRA entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (“AWC”) on December 15, 2020, over allegations related to Mr. Mantel’s conduct between June 2017 to September 2019, specifically that he:

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