In October 2020, a judge sentenced former financial adviser Leon Vaccarelli of Waterbury, Connecticut to seven-and-a-half years in federal prison. This followed a trial in 2018, when a jury determined that Vaccarelli had committed a total of 21 federal crimes, including money laundering and securities fraud. According to the prosecution, Vaccarelli stole money from investors…

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Robert Alvarez (CRD #: 2242198), an investment adviser registered with International Assets Advisory, has a fine from the State of Louisiana, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 21, 2020. There are more disclosures related to Mr. Alvarez’s conduct as a broker that investors should note. On September 21, 2020, the State of Louisiana…

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