Former Merrill Lynch Broker Christopher Hibbard Barred for Dodging Regulatory Investigation - Faces Multiple Allegations of Client Theft
Former Merrill Lynch broker Christopher Hibbard has been permanently barred from the industry by FINRA after failing to respond to regulatory requests for information.
Hibbard was employed with Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith in Louisville, Kentucky for the last eight years. According to his BrokerCheck report, Hibbard was fired in January 2018 for "conduct including unauthorized transactions and theft."
The United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Kentucky opened an investigation into his activities in April 2018. That investigation is still pending.
To date, there are eight pending customer complaints against Hibbard that allege the misappropriation of funds, fraud, and unauthorized withdrawals.
Investigating Allegations of Investment Fraud
Investors who have lost money while doing business with Christopher Hibbard may be able to recover their losses through FINRA arbitration.
The investment fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson are currently investigating the allegations against Christopher Hibbard and the liability that Merrill Lynch may have for failing to provide adequate supervision. If you suspect wrongdoing with your investment accounts, you are encouraged to contact our firm right away. Since we accept cases on a contingency basis, you won't pay any fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Give us a call today at (888) 390-6491 for a free consultation.