Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on November 21, 2016 indicate that former Florida-based Pruco Securities broker Winston Turner has been permanently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Turner (CRD# 5965386).

Winston Turner has spent three years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Pruco Securities in Sarasota, Florida (2013-2015). He was previously registered with MetLife Securities in Atlanta, Georgia (2011-2013). He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Winston Turner has received eleven customer complaints and one regulatory sanction.

In February 2016 FINRA sanctioned Winston Turner following allegations he “circumvented his member firm’s supervisory review process by misrepresenting the source of funds in variable annuity application materials in connection with exchanges by customers” and “falsified his firm’s books and records by submitting falsified variable annuity applications, questionnaires, customer information forms, and related documents for the exchanges by customers; by submitting documents with forged signatures of a customer; and by misrepresenting his own email address as that of customers.” The complaint also alleges Mr. Turner failed to disclose or obtain authorization to engage in private securities transactions. He was permanently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public.

In July 2016 a customer alleged Winston Turner, while employed at Pruco Securities, “did not explain that she would incur annuity surrender charges and that funds she gave to the representative for purchase of a Prudential product were used to purchase a product issued by a different insurer.” The complaint settled for more than $78,400.

In 2016 a customer alleged Winston Turner, while employed at Pruco Securities, participated in unspecified misconduct. The complaint settled for more than $25,000.

In 2016 a customer alleged Winston Turner, while employed at Pruco Securities, engaged in unspecified misconduct. The complaint settled for more than $29,700.

In 2016 a customer alleged he, while employed at Pruco Securities, participated in unspecified misconduct. The complaint settled for more than $20,200.

In 2016 a customer alleged he, while employed at Pruco Securities, misrepresented material facts related to an investment. The complaint settled for more than $75,500.

In 2016 a customer alleged he, while employed at Pruco Securities, promised a 10% bonus and a 5% year over year growth on the amount deposited into an annuity. The complaint settled for more than $135,600.

If you have lost money investing with Winston Turner, you may be entitled to recover lost funds. Call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on contingency: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you recover money. Time to file your claim may be limited by law, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.