It’s been said that “justice delayed is justice denied.” That old adage certainly applies to the issue of unpaid arbitration awards. When a brokerage firm or broker loses a securities arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and an award is issued, they are required to pay the award to the defrauded investor within…

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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 April 2020 report can be viewed here.   In the most…

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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 February 2020 report can be viewed here. In the most serious…

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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 January 2020 report can be viewed here. In the most serious…

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August 2019 Disciplinary Actions 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 August 2019 report can be viewed here.…

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Two former brokers for USAA Financial Services, which primarily serves military service members and their families, have won an arbitration against their former employer seeking damages related to a defamatory U5 disclosure. USAA Financial Services terminated Christopher R. Johnson, of the Addison, Texas branch, and Lee Anne Przybyla, of the San Antonio, Texas branch and…

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Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on January 18, 2019 indicate that New York-based broker-dealer Oppenheimer & Company was recently found liable for and ordered to pay an award of more than $250,000 in arbitration proceedings with a customer. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who…

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Recent news articles and publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) report that FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch $300,000 in connection to that firm’s failure to supervise a broker who allegedly defrauded a firm customer in association with what AdvisorHub describes as a “well-known con man,” with whom the broker allegedly…

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