|Comments Off on Two Chattanooga brokers investigated for securities fraud

Two former brokers with disciplinary histories from Chattanooga are under investigation for securities fraud by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the FBI.

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|Comments Off on JPMorgan Settlement With Indiana Draws Interest of Other States

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a settlement with Indiana regulators related to its asset management business, and now other states are expressing interest in how Indiana built its case.

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|Comments Off on $21 Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme Exposed

Patrick E. Churchville, a Rhode Island investment adviser has pleaded guilty to running a massive $21 million ponzi scheme.

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|Comments Off on Finra Bans Turner for Misrepresentation

Winston Wade Turner was banned by Finra for making unsuitable variable annuity recommendations while working for MetLife and Prudential Financial.

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|Comments Off on Bill Passed to Help Protect Elder’s Against Financial Abuse

Legislation was finally approved by the House of Representatives to help protect advisers from liability when attempting to stop the exploit of senior citizens.

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|Comments Off on Banned Broker Ordered to Pay $4 Million Penalty

The SEC has banned Dawn J. Bennett, founder of Bennett Financial Group in Washington, DC, for using false performance documents to obtain wealthy clients. She is ordered to pay more than $4 million in fines and disgorgement.

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|Comments Off on Broker Pleads Guilty To Role In $131M Investment Scheme

A securities broker pled guilty in New York federal court on Wednesday to securities fraud in relation to a scheme that bilked investors of lighting company ForceField Energy Inc. out of approximately $131 million, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

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|Comments Off on Beware of Ponzi Schemes!

There presently is a trial going on in California involving a woman who was among hundreds of investors who claimed that a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent tricked them into buying unregistered securities as part of 200 million dollar Ponzi scheme.

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|Comments Off on ‘Mini-Madoff’ Associate Gets 6.5 Years For Ponzi Scheme

A former New York investment broker was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison by a New York federal judge Friday for her role in a $370 million Ponzi scheme that led to $150 million in losses for 3,800 investors, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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|Comments Off on Why Plaintiffs Firms Will Love DOL’s New Fiduciary Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rules give more power to retirement savers, experts said, providing investors and their attorneys an important new tool to bring claims when they suspect their broker-dealer doesn’t have their best interests at heart.

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