John Grillo (CRD#: 2643787), a registered representative with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (CRD#: 39543), is currently involved in a pending dispute over unsuitable investments, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 24, 2020.  On February 13, 2020, a client filed a customer complaint against John Grillo, alleging that John Grillo misrepresented a fund he […]

Mickey Schreiber (CRD#: 1032600), a registered representative with Aegis Capital Corp. (CRD#: 15007) in Red Bank, New Jersey, is currently involved in a pending customer dispute in which a customer is seeking nearly $100,000 in damages, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 24, 2020.  On February 11, 2020, a client filed a complaint […]

James Chang (CRD#: 4536266), a registered representative with Independent Financial Group LLC (CRD#: 7717) in Rockville, Maryland who does business as Upright Planning, is currently involved in a customer dispute over unsuitable investment products, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 24, 2020.  On February 13, 2020, a customer filed a complaint against James […]

Atul Makharia (CRD#: 5070762), a registered representative with Centaurus Financial, Inc. (CRD#: 30833) in Lexington, Kentucky, is currently involved in five pending customer disputes totaling nearly $1.3 million, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 24, 2020. On February 18, 2020, a customer filed a complaint against Atul Makharia, alleging that he recommended unsuitable […]

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 […]

Ken Hutkin (CRD#: 1344519), a registered representative with Wedbush Securities Inc. (CRD#: 877) in New York, New York, is currently involved in a pending customer dispute over unsuitable investments. This comes seventeen months after he was terminated from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management for engaging in outside business activities, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on […]

John Jaramillo (CRD#: 2659263), a former registered representative, has been terminated from his role as a broker with Western International Securities, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 16, 2020.  What happened to lead to John Jaramillo’s termination from Western International Securities? On March 5, 2020, the firm found that John Jaramillo sold an […]

Jonathan Greer (CRD#: 2515200), a former registered representative with Arete Wealth Management LLC (CRD#: 44856) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been terminated from his role as a broker at that firm, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 16, 2020.  What happened to lead to Jonathan Greer’s departure from Arete Wealth Management? While Jonathan […]

Mark Perry (CRD#: 2197284), a former registered representative with Brokers International Financial Services LLC (CRD#: 139627), is currently involved in two pending customer disputes totaling nearly $1.75 million, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 17, 2020.  On December 6, 2019, a customer alleged that Mark Perry failed to supervise an insurance agent who […]

Seth Stewart (CRD#: 5467292), a registered representative with Center Street Securities, Inc. (CRD#: 26898) in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is currently involved in two pending customer disputes over unsuitable and illiquid investment products, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on March 17, 2020.   On December 3, 2019, a client alleged that Seth Stewart recommended illiquid investments and […]

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