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Over the past calendar year, GPB Capital investors have won over $2.4 million in monetary awards in 10 out of 11 (nearly 91%) arbitration claims that have proceeded to a final hearing.  According to public records, many other claims filed against broker-dealers who sold the private placements offered by GPB Capital have been settled for monetary compensation.

The judgments and awards come after years of filing lawsuits and arbitration claims by GPB Capital investors.

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has barred stockbroker David Melilli from the securities industry for refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into whether Mr. Melilli, among other things, exercised discretion without written authorization in a customer’s account.  The investigation was launched after Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. terminated Mr. Melilli in January 2020, alleging that he placed discretionary trades without authority.

Mr. Melilli was associated with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. in Moorestown, New Jersey, from September 2019 to February 2020.   He was previously registered with SagePoint Financial, Inc. in Moorestown, NJ, from January 2010 until August 2019.

Customers of Mr. Melilli, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., or SagePoint Financial, Inc. who have suffered financial losses, or suspect that Mr. Melilli did not have their best interest in mind when recommending investments or making account transactions, can contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential consultation and review of their legal rights.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has suspended financial advisor Gary Bowman from the securities industry for three months and fined him $10,000.  FINRA alleged that between February 2013 through December 2017, Mr. Bowman engaged in an unsuitable pattern of short-term trading of Unit Investment Trusts in customer accounts.

Mr. Bowman has been a stockbroker at SagePoint Financial, Inc. in Corona, CA, since February 2013.

Iorio Altamirano LLP has also been investigating SagePoint Financial, Inc. over Unit Investment Trusts (UIT) early rollover practices.

FINRA has barred former SagePoint Financial, Inc. broker Grant Birkley from the securities industry for failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation of the Form U5 filed by SagePoint Financial, which stated that the firm had discharged Birkley after he admitted making referrals to an outside asset manager without the firm’s approval.

The Form U5 is the Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration, and broker-dealers use it to terminate the registration of an individual in the appropriate jurisdictions and/or self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”).

If you have lost money with Grant Birkley, or SagePoint Financial, Inc., contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has barred former SagePoint Financial, Inc. broker Cynthia Komarek from the securities industry for failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation of the Form U5 filed by SagePoint Financial, which stated that the firm had discharged Komarek after she admitted making referrals to an outside asset manager without the firm’s approval.

The Form U5 is the Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration, and broker-dealers use it to terminate the registration of an individual in the appropriate jurisdictions and/or self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”).

If you have lost money with Cynthia Komarek, or SagePoint Financial, Inc., contact FINRA arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

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