LPL Financial Complaint

LPL Financial Complaint “FINRA” Leads to John Simmons Getting Barred

Failure to provide requested information and documents to the regulator has earned LPL financial advisor John E. Simmons Jr. an automatic debarment from the industry. It appears that a letter from the self-regulating organization FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) was sent to Simmons in February asking for information pertaining to the investigations it was carrying …

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Hospitality Investors Trust REIT Lawsuit "FINRA"

Hospitality Investors Trust REIT Lawsuit “FINRA” and Bankruptcy Filing

Hospitality Investors Trust Inc. (HIT), formerly American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust (ARC), declared bankruptcy over the weekend. The Covid-19 pandemic looks poised to strike at the business of non-traded but publicly registered Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), but we have warned investors for over a year now about the potential risks. Haselkorn & Thibaut now …

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O.N. Equity Sales Company (ONES) Fined By FINRA

O.N. Equity Sales Company (ONES) Fined by FINRA and Pay $1 Million Restitution

O.N. Equity Sales Company (ONES) is the latest broker-dealer to be found guilty of lack of supervision of its brokers by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The result is a fine of $275,000 and an order to pay restitution to impacted customers, amounting to over a million dollars, including interest. This is as per …

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GPB Capital Lawsuit

GPB Capital Lawsuit: GPB Holdings Ponzi Scheme

Earlier this year GBP Capital Holdings and three individuals were charged by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) with fraud and running a $1.6 billion Ponzi scheme.  Jeffrey Schneider, GPB’s placement agent Ascendant Capital, David Gentile, and Jeffrey Lash, both executives of GPB, have been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy against 17,000 investors.  …

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FiNet Financial Advisor Gary Len Wells Suspend By FINRA and Fined

FiNet Financial Advisor Gary Len Wells Suspend By FINRA and Fined

Gary Len Wells, a Tacoma, Washington-based advisor of Wells Fargo Advisors has been suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). This is in addition to the imposition of a $20,000 fine. The disciplinary action has been taken against Wells for violating the policies of Wells Fargo as well as industry rules that govern potential …

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