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Nathanial Ponn – South Florida Common and Preferred Stock Fraud and Misrepresentation Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nathanial D. Ponn, Civil Action No. 16-10624-GAO (D. Mass. filed March 31, 2016)

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced fraud charges against Massachusetts resident Nathanial D. Ponn for engaging in a scheme to defraud numerous broker-dealers over more than seven years.

Market Volatility – Margin Accounts – Margin Calls, Margin Abuse and Account Deficits Especially Relating to Option Transactions – Boca Raton, Florida Margin Deficit FINRA Arbitration Attorney:

There is a substantial difference between the risks and rewards arising from the use of a margin account as opposed to a cash account. This is especially true when one is exposed to the type of volatility that the markets have recently experienced. It is not uncommon in these types of volatile and fast moving markets, especially when one is on the wrong side of a option position, that all of the account’s equity is lost but that an account deficit might result. In such a situation, it is important to immediately consult with an experienced attorney in such matters. This is especially true if your broker is demanding that the client payoff a deficit in the account.

For the notice investor, the below discussion generally describes the difference between a cash and margin account.

Popular Securities, Inc. n/k/a Popular Securities, LLC – Boca Raton, Florida Puerto Rico Bond and Closed-End-Fund Over Concentration and Unsuitablity FINRA Arbitration Attorney:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a self-regulatory authority assigned the responsibility, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to license, regulate and discipline securities broker/dealers and their employees, including account executives. In the event that FINRA elects to institute an enforcement action, firms and licensed individuals have the responsibility to reflect such action on their U-4 and/or U-5 filings, which can be viewed on the FINRA website under the broker-check section of the site or by viewing the monthly disciplinary information also provided on the FINRA site.

The monthly disciplinary information is referenced on the FINRA site generally in alphabetical order. This post relates to the following company or individuals. If the reader would like to review the entire FINRA release or the broker-check information concerning this matter, you can follow these highlighted links:

Oriental Financial Services Corp. – South Florida Unsuitable Puerto Rico Bond Investment FINRA Arbitration Attorney:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a self-regulatory authority assigned the responsibility, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to license, regulate and discipline securities broker/dealers and their employees, including account executives. In the event that FINRA elects to institute an enforcement action, firms and licensed individuals have the responsibility to reflect such action on their U-4 and/or U-5 filings, which can be viewed on the FINRA website under the broker-check section of the site or by viewing the monthly disciplinary information also provided on the FINRA site.

The monthly disciplinary information is referenced on the FINRA site generally in alphabetical order. This post relates to the following company or individuals. If the reader would like to review the entire FINRA release or the broker-check information concerning this matter, you can follow these highlighted links:

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. – South Florida Broker/Dealer and Account Executive Breach of Fiduciary Duty FINRA Arbitration Attorney

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a self-regulatory authority assigned the responsibility, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to license, regulate and discipline securities broker/dealers and their employees, including account executives. In the event that FINRA elects to institute an enforcement action, firms and licensed individuals have the responsibility to reflect such action on their U-4 and/or U-5 filings, which can be viewed on the FINRA website under the broker-check section of the site or by viewing the monthly disciplinary information also provided on the FINRA site.

The monthly disciplinary information is referenced on the FINRA site generally in alphabetical order. This post relates to the following company or individuals. If the reader would like to review the entire FINRA release or the broker-check information concerning this matter, you can follow these highlighted links:

Pangaea Trading Partners, LLC., Arjent LLC., Arjent Limited, Excalibur Asset Management, LLC – South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach,  Brokerage Firm Fraud and Misrepresentation Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert P. DePalo, Joshua B. Gladtke, Gregg A. Lerman, Pangaea Trading Partners LLC, Arjent LLC, Arjent Limited, Excalibur Asset Management LLC, Rosemarie DePalo (Relief Defendant), and Allied International Fund, Inc. (Relief Defendant),, Civil Action No. 15-CV-3877 (S.D.N.Y., filed May 20, 2015)

SEC Charges Brokerage Firm Co-Owners with Defrauding Investors

Argent, LLC and Arjent Limited – Brokerage Firm Fraud and Misrepresentation – South Florida, including Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Delray Beach FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney

SEC Charges Brokerage Firm Co-Owners With Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced fraud charges against the co-owners of a Manhattan-based brokerage firm.

South Florida Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisory Firm Fraud and Misrepresentation Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Warren D. Nadel et al., Civil Action No. 11-cv-0215

SEC Obtains Summary Judgment Against Warren D. Nadel, His Broker-Dealer and His Investment Advisory Firm

SEC Order Approving FINRA Rule Change Relative to How Member Firms are Required to Calculate the Value of Unlisted Real Estate Investment Trusts and Direct-Participation Programs:

The Sec has approved FINRA’s plan to overhaul how member firms calculate the value of unlised real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and direct-participation programs (“DPPs”).  Under the new rules – specifically FINRA Rule 2310 – the firms will be required to include on customer account statements a per-share estimated value for any unlisted REIT and DPP securities that they have reason to believe is reliable.  

Firms also will need to make new disclsoures about the nature of the investment, including that they are not traded on a public securities exchange and that the price that the investor receives may be less than the estimated per-shre value.  

Boca Raton, Florida Misappropriation and Theft Litigation and Arbitration Attorney:

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dennis F. Wright, Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-01896-SHR (M.D. Pa)

Final Judgment and Administrative Order Entered Against Pennsylvania-Based Registered Representative Who Stole Funds from Customers

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