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Blog Posts in 2015

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Do I Need to Have My Paperwork?

Oftentimes, investors feel comfortable enough with their broker to the point where they no longer keep paperwork. They often throw out some or all of the paperwork involving their account. ... Continue reading "Do I Need to Have My Paperwork?" »
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. has been ordered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to pay $7.3 million in sanctions after allegations arose accusing the company of selling unregistered ... Continue reading "FINRA Orders Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. to Pay $7.3 Million" »
The North Dakota Securities Department issued a cease and desist order against former Questar Capital Corporation broker Kevin D. Wanner ( CRD# 1402627 ). According to the order, Wanner allegedly ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Former Questar Capital Corporation Broker Kevin D. Wanner" »
At Meyer Wilson, a number of our potential clients ask us the same question: If I lost money years ago, can I still file a claim to recover losses? While every case is different and there are numerous ... Continue reading "Can I Still File a Claim After a Set Amount of Time?" »
The baby boomer population is substantial and growing. The key to preventing financial exploitation of this prime target is careful planning. More Americans reach retirement age every day – a ... Continue reading "Planning Is Key in Avoiding Financial Abuse" »
Investors who have lost money through investment fraud and misconduct should be cautious of non-lawyer third party companies who offer, often for free, to help recover your losses. The Attorney ... Continue reading "Warning to Investment Fraud Victims: Be Wary of "Free" Offers for Help by Non-Lawyers" »
On December 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Atlantic Asset Management, LLC (AAM), a Stamford, Connecticut-based investment advisory firm. According to the SEC ... Continue reading "Atlantic Asset Management, LLC Facing Fraud Charges" »
In the case brought by the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation involving the sale of non-traded real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) to an 81-year old, New Hampshire investor, ... Continue reading "LPL Financial Agrees to $750,000 Settlement in Nontraded REIT Case" »

Martin Shkreli Charged with Fraud

In an announcement yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stated that they have charged Martin Shkreli with fraud for activities during his five-year period working as a hedge fund ... Continue reading "Martin Shkreli Charged with Fraud" »

What Are Alternative Investments?

More recently, brokers have been pitching investors on new, alternative investments. Alternative investments are those that are put into certain classes such as real estate, hedge funds, commodities, ... Continue reading "What Are Alternative Investments?" »
Budget Finance Company abruptly closed recently, causing many of its clients to worry about the security of their investments. Last month, federal agents raided the West Virginia investment and ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Suspected in West Virginia" »

What to Know About Bitcoin

First introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is a payment system used to transact peer-to-peer business. It was designed to be an alternative to ordinary currency. The bitcoin currency can be purchased or sold ... Continue reading "What to Know About Bitcoin" »
According to the SEC, registered representatives Matthew Bell and Craig Josephberg were involved in an elaborate pump and dump scheme. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accuses Matthew ... Continue reading "Matthew A. Bell, Craig L. Josephberg Accused of Involvement in Pump & Dump Scheme" »
Meyer Wilson is currently investigating allegations against Charles A. Laverty (CRD# 4875386), a former registered representative with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and UBS Financial Services Inc. ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigates Allegations Against Former Oppenheimer Broker Charles A. Laverty" »
According to FINRA’s allegations, former financial advisor Jonathan Greenfield made various false and misleading statements to customers regarding GWG Renewable Secured Debentures. The Financial ... Continue reading "Former Broker Jonathan Greenfield Accused of Misconduct Involving GWG Renewable Secured Debentures" »
According to a FINRA complaint, former Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. broker Glenn Robert King (CRD# 2191091) made omissions and fraudulent misrepresentations to retired customers of Royal Alliance. ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Complaints Against Former Broker Glenn Robert King" »
On November 16, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Virtus Investment Advisers agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle charges of misleading mutual fund investors. The ... Continue reading "Virtus Investment Advisers Accused of Advertising False Performance Claims" »
If you are interested in investments and are looking for a financial advisor or broker, it is important to understand the various titles and credentials that may come along with the person or firm you ... Continue reading "Choosing the Right Investment Advisor" »
Have you been pitched the idea of buying a variable annuity by your broker or financial advisor? Were you asked to use money inside an IRA? It is important to understand that this is a risky ... Continue reading "Troubles of Using IRA Money to Buy Variable Annuities" »
We are proud to announce that Meyer Wilson has opened a third office in downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland office joins our main office in Columbus, Ohio, and our West Coast office in Los Angeles, ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Opens Third Office in Cleveland, Ohio" »

Beware of Pump-and-Dump Schemes

Last week, our team posted a blog regarding a pump-and-dump scheme involving Jammin’ Java. The alleged scheme resulted in charges brought down by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... Continue reading "Beware of Pump-and-Dump Schemes" »
On Monday, November 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought a civil lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania against former Edward Jones broker Bernard Parker (CRD# 2010184). According to ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Accusations Against Former Edward Jones Stockbroker Bernard Parker" »

How Unit Investment Trusts Affect You

At Meyer Wilson, we have seen numerous clients who have lost money due to unit investment trusts (UITs). Brokers and brokerage firms are often pitching UITs as helpful and beneficial. Unfortunately, ... Continue reading "How Unit Investment Trusts Affect You" »
In an announcement on November 17, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged numerous individuals with fraud involving an alleged pump-and-dump scheme using Jammin’ Java stock. ... Continue reading "SEC Brings Charges for a Pump-and-Dump Scheme Involving Jammin' Java" »
We have been following the case involving Jerry Cicolani, Jr. and Kelly Hood relating to the Ponzi scheme involving KGTA Petroleum. Last month, we posted a blog regarding charges the SEC brought ... Continue reading "Jerry Cicolani and Kelly Hood Submit Offer of Settlement of SEC Charges" »
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