CMD Investigating Claims Against Broker John Kakonikos for Churning, Excessive Trading, Unsuitable Recommendations and Unauthorized Trading

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against stock broker John Kakonikos for churning, excessive trading, unauthorized trading and unsuitable recommendations. According to Mr. Kakonikos’ FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least five (5) customer complaints while registered with Southeast Investments and Caldwell International Securities. According to FINRA, Mr. Kakonikos engaged […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Stuart Graham Dickinson and WFG Investments, Inc. for Fraud, Failure to Supervise and Unsuitable Investments into Limited Partnerships

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against Stuart Graham Dickinson and WFG Investments, Inc. for fraud, failure to supervise and unsuitable investments into limited partnerships.  According to Mr. Dickinson’s FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least two (2) customer complaints and two (2) regulatory investigations. According to […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against John E. Burns for Unsuitable Recommendation and Unauthorized Trading

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against stock broker John E. Burns for unsuitable recommendation and unauthorized trading.   According to Mr. Burns’ FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least six (6) customer complaints. According to FINRA, John Burns, while registered with SagePoint Financial and Ameriprise Financial, engaged […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against First American Securities, Inc. for Unsuitable Recommendations of Private Placements

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against First American Securities, Inc. for recommending unsuitable private placements, failure to supervise, inadequate due diligence, and investor offering documents (PPM) that contained misleading and unwarranted statements, omissions of material information and material misrepresentations. According to FINRA, First American Securities, Inc. was censured, fined $150,000, […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Dougherty & Company LLC for Failure to Supervise, Unsuitability and Unauthorized Trading

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against Dougherty & Company LLC for failure to supervise, unsuitability and unauthorized trading. According to FINRA, Dougherty & Company LLC was censured, fined $140,000 and required to pay $78,910 in restitution to a customer. According to FINRA, for more than four years, Dougherty & Company […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against VFG Securities and Jason Bryce Vanclef for Over-Concentration in Illiquid Alternative Investments

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against VFG Securities and securities broker Jason Bryce Vanclef for over-concentration and failure to supervise in in connection with the recommendation and sale of illiquid alternative investments, such as non-traded direct participation programs (DPPs) and non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).  According to […]

CMD Investigating Claims On Behalf of Investors Who Purchased Shares of United Development Funding IV (Symbol: UDF)

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims on behalf of investors who own or purchased shares of United Development Funding IV (Nasdaq: UDF). The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a Wells notice against UDF, an indication that SEC staff has made a preliminary determination to possibly recommend an […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Richard Gomez for Unsuitable Recommendations and Failure to Supervise

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against securities broker Richard Gomez and brokerage firms Woodstock Financial Group Inc. and Rockwell Global Capital, LLC for unsuitable recommendations and failure to supervise.  According to Mr. Gomez’s FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least three (3) customer complaints. In September 2016, Gomez was barred from […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Lawrence Roberson and Capital City Securities, LLC for Misrepresentations and Fraud

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against securities broker Lawrence Roberson and brokerage firm Capital City Securities, LLC for misrepresentations and omissions, fraud and failure to supervise.  According to Mr. Roberson’s FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least five (5) regulatory inquires. In September 2016, Roberson consented to the […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Elliot Harris and Triad Advisors, Inc. for Unauthorized Trading and Unsuitable Recommendations

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against securities broker Elliot Harris and brokerage firm Triad Advisors, Inc. for unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading and failure to supervise.  According to Mr. Harris’ FINRA BrokerCheck he has been the subject of at least five (5) customer complaints. In September 2016, Elliot Harris was barred from association with any FINRA […]