UPDATE! Advisor, PAUL W. SMITH Sentenced to Prison
Paul W. Smith, formerly of Bolton Global Capital, Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison
Have you lost money with financial advisor Paul W. Smith of Wayne, Pennsylvania? We are investigating allegations made by the SEC (the Securities and Exchange Commission), against Paul Wescoe Smith. Smith was the subject of a criminal action after he raised $2.35 million in a scheme. As part of the case, Paul Smith was ordered to 63 months in prison, as well as to pay restitution of $886,000. Smith was alleged to have told investors that he was investing in the Haverford Group, but instead, he used the funds for personal expenses.
Paul Smith was a financial advisor and registered representative of Bolton Global Capital from May 2007 to February 2017. He worked at a branch office in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Smith has been the subject of four customer complaints. One of the complaints alleged that in 2012, a customer gave Smith a check for $130,000 to invest. When the customer requested his money back in April 2017, Paul Smith told the customer to contact Smith’s attorney.
Brokerage firms like Bolton Global Capital have a responsibility to adequately supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm. Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies. When brokerage firms fail to adequately supervise their registered representatives, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
Israels & Neuman PLC is a securities and investment fraud law firm with offices in Denver, Colorado; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Seattle, Washington. We represent investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings in all 50 states, including numerous investors in Pennsylvania who were part of the Doug Simanski Ponzi scheme. Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors against many brokerage firms in the past.
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