Articles Tagged with FINRA rule 2010

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has sanctioned Geneos Wealth Management, Inc. (“Geneos Wealth Management”) for failing to reasonably supervise brokers’ recommendations of the LJM Preservation & Growth Fund.  Geneos Wealth Management was also sanctioned for negligently omitting to tell investors in an offering related to GPB Capital Holdings, LLC that the issuer failed to timely make required filings with the SEC, including audited financial statements.  On March 18, 2022, FINRA and Geneos Wealth Management entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (“AWC”) whereby Geneos Wealth Management accepted the following sanctions:

  • a censure;
  • a $150,000 fine;

FINRA has suspended Joseph Scott Audia, formerly with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., from associating with any FINRA member in all principal capacities for two months. Audia consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he failed to reasonably supervise a registered representative, who excessively and unsuitably traded certain customer accounts.

Audia’s suspension is scheduled to begin on January 18, 2022, and end on March 17, 2022. He was fined $5,000 and agreed to complete 20 hours of continuing education concerning supervisory responsibilities.

If you have been harmed by Joseph Scott Audia, or Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account. 

FINRA has suspended Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. broker Todd Kling from the securities industry for three months. Kling consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading, including the use of margin, in a senior customer’s account.

Kling’s suspension is scheduled to begin on January 18, 2022, and end on April 17, 2022.

If you have lost money with Todd Kling, or Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has suspended Adam Maggio, with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., from associating with any FINRA member in all principal capacities for five months. Maggio has been registered in multiple capacities with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. since February 2013, including as a General Securities Principal.

Maggio consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he failed to reasonably supervise trading in certain customer accounts for potentially excessive activity. His suspension is scheduled to begin on January 3, 2022, and end on June 2, 2022. He was fined $5,000 and will also undertake to attend and satisfactorily complete 20 hours of continuing education concerning supervisory responsibilities.

If you have been harmed by Adam Maggio, or Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account. 

FINRA has suspended Anthony Graziano, with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., from associating with any FINRA member in all principal capacities for three months. Graziano first became registered as a General Securities Representative and General Securities Principal with Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. in June 2015 and subsequently became registered with the firm as a Compliance Officer in October 2018.

Graziano consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he failed to reasonably supervise a registered representative of his firm, who excessively traded a customer’s account.

Graziano’s suspension is scheduled to begin on January 3, 2022, and end on April 2, 2022. He was also fined $5,000 and will undertake to attend and satisfactorily complete 20 hours of continuing education concerning supervisory responsibilities.

FINRA has suspended Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C. broker Douglas Rosenberg from the securities industry for seven months. Rosenberg consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he excessively and unsuitably traded the accounts of three customers. As a result of Rosenberg’s unsuitable recommendations, his customers suffered a total of over $154,000 in realized losses and paid a total of $89,652 in commissions, trading costs, and margin interest.

Rosenberg’s suspension is scheduled to begin on January 3, 2022, and end on August 2, 2022. He was also ordered to pay partial restitution to the three customers of $25,000.

If you have lost money with Douglas Rosenberg, or Joseph Stone Capital L.L.C., contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

FINRA has barred former Cetera Advisors LLC broker Donna Jean Hines from the securities industry. Hines consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that she refused to appear for on-the-record testimony in connection with FINRA’s investigation into whether she facilitated a customer’s bitcoin investment for compensation. The FINRA findings stated that although Hines initially cooperated with FINRA’s investigation, she eventually ceased doing so.

If you have lost money with Donna Jean Hines, or Cetera Advisors LLC, 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 Cambria Capital, LLC broker Steven Musielski from the securities industry. Musielski consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with an investigation into his sales practice activity. The FINRA findings stated that the request sought to investigate Musielski’s potential exercise of discretion without written authorization, potential excessive trading, and potentially unsuitable investments in leveraged and inverse-leveraged securities.

If you have lost money with Steven Musielski, or Cambria Capital, LLC, 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 BB&T Securities, LLC broker Glenn Brandon, Jr. from the securities industry. Brandon consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into whether he engaged in outside business activities (OBAs) that were not disclosed to or approved by his firm.

If you have lost money with Glenn Brandon, Jr., or BB&T Securities, LLC, 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 AXA Advisors, LLC broker Edgar Kleydman from the securities industry. Kleydman consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for on-the-record testimony requested by FINRA during its investigation into whether he engaged in private securities transactions without providing written notice to his member firm.

If you have lost money with Edgar Kleydman, or AXA Advisors, LLC, 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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