When brokers violate FINRA rules or federal securities regulations—by stealing customer funds, recommending unsuitable investments, or refusing to provide on-the-record testimony to FINRA—the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority holds them to account. FINRA publicizes disciplinary actions taken against brokers in their monthly round-up. The full May 2020 report can be viewed here. In the most serious…

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Piero DiLorenzo (CRD#: 4670150), a former broker with NYLIFE Securities LLC (CRD#: 5167) in Melville, New York,  has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on May 12, 2020.  How did this bar come about? Piero DiLorenzo’s troubles began on June 18, 2019, when NYLIFE Securities LLC…

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When brokers violate FINRA rules or federal securities regulations—by stealing customer funds, recommending unsuitable investments, or refusing to provide on-the-record testimony to FINRA—the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority holds them to account. FINRA publicizes disciplinary actions taken against brokers in their monthly round-up. The full March 2020 report can be viewed here.  In the most serious…

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Dan Vazquez (CRD#: 3141463), a former registered representative who has been barred by FINRA, is the subject of a final judgment by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 23, 2020. He has pled guilty to fraud in connection with real estate investments.  On January 12, 2018, the…

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Christopher Laws (CRD#: 4479529), a former broker with BCG Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 70) in Roswell, Georgia, has been permanently barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 4, 2020. On July 31, 2017, the SEC rendered a judgment against Christopher Laws, mandating that…

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Randy Carpen (CRD#: 2469877), a former registered representative with Vestech Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 41409), has been permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on February 20, 2020. What happened to lead to Randy Carpen’s bar from the securities industry? When FINRA requested documents…

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Tony Puente (CRD#: 2695224), a former registered representative with Valic Financial Advisors, Inc. (CRD#: 42803), has been barred from the securities industry by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on February 20, 2020. What happened to lead to Tony Puente’s permanent bar from the securities industry? As part of…

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Kari Bracy (CRD#: 5656186), a former registered representative with NYLife Securities in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, has been barred from the securities industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after she refused to provide requested information to FINRA as they were investigating her for selling Future Income Payments, according to her BrokerCheck record accessed on…

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Kari Bracy (CRD#: 5656186), a former registered representative with NYLife Securities in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, has been barred from the securities industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after she refused to provide requested information to FINRA as they were investigating her for selling Future Income Payments, according to her BrokerCheck record accessed on…

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When brokers violate FINRA rules or federal securities regulations—by stealing customer funds, recommending unsuitable investments, or refusing to provide on-the-record testimony to FINRA—the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority holds them to account. FINRA publicizes disciplinary actions taken against brokers in their monthly round-up. The full December 2019 report can be viewed here. In the most serious…

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