Unauthorized Trading

Jul 7th, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Clay Hoffman of Summit Financial in Brunswick BARRED from securities industry for failure to cooperate with investigation into his alleged unauthorized trading, excessive trading, and fraud

After a long, checkered career, Clay Hoffman has been barred from the securities industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). According to FINRA, Mr. Hoffman […]
Jul 6th, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Hossein Amirriahei fired from Wells Fargo and barred from securities industry for unauthorized trading

It’s really pretty simple. There are two types of investment accounts, accounts where the advisor has to ask permission before placing trades (non-discretionary) and accounts where […]
Mar 12th, 2017

Dennis A. Mehringer, Jr. Puts Customers… Second? FINRA Alleges Misconduct.

Most financial advisors claim that they put their investors’ interests first but, all too often, customers are a distant second place to an advisor’s own interests. […]
Feb 9th, 2017

Dougherty & Company Censured for Unauthorized, Unsuitable Trades in Elderly Investors’ Accounts

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) censured and fined Dougherty & Company after one of its “top producers” allegedly ripped off elderly investors by executing hundreds […]
Sep 28th, 2015

Equinox Securities Caused Massive Investment Losses, FINRA Alleges

According to a Complaint recently filed by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), Equinox Securities may be responsible for decimating the retirement accounts of several investors. […]
Sep 15th, 2015

David W. Unsworth Attempts to Silence Complaining Customers from FINRA

David Woods Unsworth Jr. of Belvedere, California was recently fined $25,000 and suspended for six months, according to reports from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA. […]
Jun 11th, 2015

Indianapolis Financial Advisor Makes Unauthorized Trades In Investors’ Accounts

James Madden, a financial advisor with Raymond James & Associates, has been fined and suspended for unauthorized trading in investors’ accounts. FINRA rules as well as […]
Jun 1st, 2015

Los Angeles Financial Advisor Makes Excessive Commissions With Unauthorized Trades

Armen Bahadourian, formerly registered with UnionBanc, has been fined $10,000 for violating FINRA rules, and must pay back $6,880.75 in disgorgement of wrongly earned commissions. Bahadourian […]
May 28th, 2015

Financial Advisor With City Securities Corporation Makes Unauthorized Transactions In Customer Accounts

Leonard E. Tanner (“Tanner”) in Indianapolis, Indiana has been fined $15,000 and suspended from the securities industry for making unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Tanner made […]
Apr 6th, 2015

Financial Advisor With Morgan Stanley Engages In Unauthorized Trading

A financial advisor with Morgan Stanley has been punished for making sale transactions in an investor’s account, without the investor’s consent. Shawn Richardson forced the investor […]