CMD Investigating Claims Against Brent Porges and Zachary Bader for Churning, Unsuitability, Unauthorized Trading and Fraud

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against brokers Brent Porges and Zachary Bader for churning (excessive trading), making unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading and fraud, particularly related to ETFs (exchange traded funds) and ETNs (exchange traded notes). According to Brent Porges’ FINRA BrokerCheck, he has been the subject of at least […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Mauricio Jaramillo and Ultralat Capital Markets, Inc. for Unsuitable Trading, Unsuitable use of Margin, Short-term Trading and for Failure to Supervise

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against Mauricio Jaramillo and Ultralat Capital Markets, Inc. for unsuitable trading, unsuitable use of margin, short-term trading and for failure to supervise. As reported by FINRA, Mr. Jaramillo recommended unsuitable trades in at least three customer accounts, in that he recommended short-term trading in bonds, […]

CMD Investigating K.C. Ward Financial and Craig David Dima for Unauthorized Trading

Securities law firm Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating claims against K.C. Ward Financial and Craig David Dima for unauthorized trading and failure to supervise. As reported by FINRA, Craig David Dima, a former K.C. Ward Financial registered rep, allegedly sold off almost all the holdings of one of his 73-year-old retired clients […]

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 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 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 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 […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Steven Douglas Ridley and International Assets Advisory, LLC for Unauthorized Trading and Failure to Supervise

Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating potential claims against securities broker Steven Douglas Ridgley (CRD #4263203, Louisville, Kentucky) and International Assets Advisory, LLC for unauthorized trading and failure to supervise. In May, Steven Douglas Ridgley submitted an Acceptance, Waiver & Consent in which he was fined $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Bahram Mirhashemi and Accelerated Capital Group for Churning, Unauthorized Trading and Unsuitable Recommendations

Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating potential claims against securities broker Bahram Mirhashemi and Accelerated Capital Group for churning (excessive trading), unauthorized trading and unsuitable recommendations. Recently, Mr. Mirhashemi submitted an Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without admitting or […]

CMD Investigating Claims Against Clay Emerson Hoffman and Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. for Unauthorized Trading

Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP (CMD) is investigating potential claims against securities broker Clay E. Hoffman and Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. for engaging in the unauthorized trading of securities. Recently, Mr. Hoffman submitted an Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for […]