Private Securities

Nov 16th, 2015

Newport Coast Securities Fined For Failing Catch Theft By Financial Advisor Gregory Allen Baldwin

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently censured and fined Newport Coast Securities for lax supervision of its financial advisors. What one financial advisor, Greg Baldwin, […]
Nov 11th, 2015

At JP Turner Our Customers Are Number… Two?

JP Turner is once again in the regulatory spotlight, being fined by $45,000 by FINRA for failing to give their clients volume discounts their investors were […]
Nov 11th, 2015

Lonny Bernath of Headline Capital Management LLC Targeted By The SEC

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lonny Bernath established several investment funds, but misled investors as to how their funds would be invested, and failed […]
Nov 10th, 2015

Pennsylvania Investment Advisers Defraud Hundreds of Investors of Over $50 Million

A father-son investment team in Pennsylvania recently settled a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in federal court. According to the complaint, Kevin […]
Nov 4th, 2015

Multimillion Dollar Ponzi Scheme in Orange County Perpetrated by Roy Dekel and Diverse Financial Corporation

According to an SEC complaint filed in federal court a few days ago, investors who trusted Roy Dekel and Diverse Financial Corporation in Newport Beach may […]
Sep 4th, 2015

High Markup Corporate Bonds Make Big Money for Source Capital Group, but Not Clients

Source Capital Group, Inc. was recently fined and censured by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, for selling corporate bonds to customers at an unfair, […]
Aug 3rd, 2015

Investors in Notes Offered by Thompson National Properties Are Securities Fraud Victims

FINRA recently ruled in a hearing panel decision that Anthony Warren Thompson and TNP Securities, LLC, engaged in widespread securities fraud, improperly taking over $35 million […]
Jun 24th, 2015

National Securities Corporation (NSC) Hides Amount of Compensation Received for Selling Private Placements.

Selling private placements can be very lucrative, paying financial advisors commissions as high as 12%. This creates a classic conflict of interest. While a financial advisor […]
May 19th, 2015

Wells Fargo Financial Advisor Recommends Customers Make Risky $2,000,000 Investment To Get Large Commissions

Douglas Jay Melzer (“Melzer”) in Mars, Pennsylvania has been barred from the securities industry for making biased recommendations to customers to invest in private securities. Melzer […]
May 12th, 2015

Irving Securities Company EDI Financial Inc., Fined $100,000 for Failing to Supervise Customer Accounts

FINRA issued EDI Financial, Inc. (EDI), a Texas brokerage firm, a hefty $100,000 fine for pushing customers to purchase numerous private placements despite the danger of […]