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On June 29, 2021, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and a Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. stockbroker entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066888001 whereby the broker consented to a three-month suspension, $5,000 fine, and to pay $7,653.21 in restitution to a customer.  The broker consented to the sanctions after FINRA alleged that between May 2018 and March 2019, the broker excessively and unsuitably traded a customer’s account in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.

FINRA previously suspended the broker in 2019 after FINRA alleged that he exercised discretion in customers’ accounts without prior authorization from the customers and without seeking or obtaining approval from his firm.

If you have suffered financial losses investing with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., or suspect that Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. did not have your best interest in mind when recommending investments or making account transactions, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your legal rights.

Ross Barish is a stockbroker with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. (“Joseph Stone Capital”) in Mineola, New York. Mr. Barish is currently under investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for defrauding sixteen retail customers by executing a high-cost, in-and-out pattern of trading that lost his customers over $800,000 while generating commissions and fees for him of more than $400,000.  

The sixteen customers experienced total losses of $814,509.

If you have suffered financial losses investing with Ross Barish or Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., or suspect that Mr. Barish did not have your best interest in mind when recommending investments or making account transactions, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your account or annuity contract.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has barred stockbroker David Martirosian from the securities industry.  Mr. Martirosian was expelled from the brokerage industry for refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into potentially unsuitable and excessive trading and his potential participation in private securities transactions while associated with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. (“Joseph Stone Capital”).

Mr. Martirosian, who had only 13 years of experience in the securities industry, had a history of associations disreputable broker-dealers, customer complaints, and tax liens.

Mr. Martirosian was employed by Joseph Stone Capital in New York from July 2016 until April 26, 2021

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Department of Enforcement has filed a disciplinary proceeding complaint against former Joseph Stone Capital, LLC broker Abdul Rahmani.  The complaint alleges that between October 2018 and March 2019, while registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, Mr. Rahmani engaged in undisclosed outside business activity through and on behalf of an entity called Axe Marketing Group LLC.  Axe Marketing Group LLC, which also operated under the name Access Pre IPO, advertised its business as marketing and selling shares of pre-initial public offering (IPO) companies to investors.  Mr. Rahmani solicited and met with prospective clients of Axe Marketing, which operated from the same office where Mr. Rahmani conducted his securities business with Joseph Stone Capital LLC.

According to the complaint, Mr. Rahmani also failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation and provided false and misleading information to FINRA during the investigation.

If you suffered financial losses investing with either Abdul Rahmani, or Joseph Stone Capital, LLC, contact securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your legal rights.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has suspended financial advisor Joseph Ambrosole from the securities industry for six months.  Mr. Ambrosole consented to the suspension after FINRA alleged that he excessively and unsuitably traded the accounts of two customers.  FINRA also fined Mr. Ambrosole, who was also suspended by FINRA in 2017 for unethical sales practices, $5,000 and ordered him to pay $147,031.50 in restitution.

Mr. Ambrosole, who has only eight years of experience in the securities industry, has a history of associations disreputable broker-dealers, customer complaints, and regulatory sanctions.

The alleged conduct occurred while Mr. Ambrosole was employed by Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. in New York, New York.

This post is part of a series of investigative blog posts that spotlight modern-day boiler rooms that operate under the guise of a reputable brokerage firm.  Many of the broker-dealers featured in this series still use boiler room tactics such as cold-calling customers and high-pressure or aggressive sales tactics.  Other brokerage firms have a propensity for broker misconduct, such as excessive trading, churning, unauthorized trades, and misrepresentation.  Iorio Altamirano LLP is a securities arbitration law firm based in New York City. We represent investors nationwide who have suffered investment losses due to wrongful conduct by financial advisors and brokerage firms.  We are investor advocates.

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