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The stockbroker fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson investigates securities
fraud claims against Grand Rapid, Michigan stockbroker Martin Wegener
and his former brokerage firm, New England Securities, an affiliate of
MetLife insurance company.
According to the records of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority,
Michigan stockbroker Martin Wegener was fired by Metrpolitan Life Insurance's
brokerage firm affiliate, New England Securities, on April 29, 2010. According
to FINRA's official records, the brokerage firm alleged that Mr. Wegener
"admitted to recommending that clients of New England Securities
invest in his outside business activities, and admitted that certain of
these funds were used for his personal expenses."
As we explained in article we posted on our website earlier today, entitled "FINRA Focuses on Unsupervised Brokers Selling Fraudulent Securities," the regulators are seeing an increase in cases where brokers are
engaging in undisclosed outside business activities. The brokerage firm
that employs the broker can be held liable for the losses suffered by
the clients if they failed to adequately supervise the broker's activities.
Most of these claims are required to be pursued through mandatory FINRA
arbitration. Our law firm has certainly experienced a dramatic increase
is these types of cases over the past couple of years. We currently represent
over 50 clients in securities arbitration and litigation cases against
brokerage firms where the broker stole the investors' money.
If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help you recover
losses suffered, please call us toll-free or fill out the contact form
on the website.