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Further Investigation Into GWG Renewable Secured Debentures Have you invested in GWG Renewable Secured Debentures?  We have previously written a couple of blog entries regarding actions bought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisors who recommended that their clients invest in GWG debentures.  GWG Holdings, Inc. purchases life insurance policies on the …
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Dennis Karasik and Diversified Energy Group We are currently investigating allegations made against Dennis Karasik of Parkton, Maryland.  Dennis Karasik was recently barred from the securities industry by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  FINRA alleged that Dennis Karasik recommended that his clients invest in bonds offered by Diversified Energy Group, a purported oil and …
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KGTA Petroleum, Jeffrey Gainer, Jerry Cicolani, Kelly Hood, and PrimeSolutions Securities Have you lost money in KGTA Petroleum?  We are currently investigating allegations made by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding Akron, Ohio-based KGTA Petroleum.  The SEC alleges that Jeffrey Gainer, Jerry Cicolani, and Kelly Hood made recommendations to their clients to invest in KGTA …
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Mark Garrison and NY Life Securities We are currently investigating allegations made against Mark S. Garrison of Greenville, South Carolina.  Mark S. Garrison was a registered representative and financial advisor of NY Life Securities in its Greenville, South Carolina office, from 1989 to April 2012. Mr. Garrison was recently suspended for 14 months and fined …
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Investigation of Michael M. Ward and GWG Renewable Secured Debentures Have you invested in GWG Renewable Secured Debentures through 79 Capital Securities and Michael M. Ward?   GWG Holdings, Inc. purchases life insurance policies on the secondary market, at a discount from the policy owner.  GWG then hopes to make a profit by collecting the face …
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Robert L. Drew and LPL Financial On June 25, 2014, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) barred a former LPL Financial advisor named Robert L. Drew.  Robert Drew failed to appear for an on-the-record interview with FINRA regarding an investigation of unsuitable trading in Drew’s customer accounts.  Because he failed to appear for the interview, …
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Claus C. Foerster, a former investment advisor for Morgan, Keegan & Company and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. has been banned from FINRA for running a $3 million Ponzi scheme. Foerster opened his own bank account under the name “S.G. Investments” and solicited clients at Raymond James to invest in S.G. Investments, representing it as …
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Damien P. Alexander, Financial Network Investment Corporation, and Quest Securities, Inc. FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has recently barred a former registered representative from Fair Oaks, California named Damien P. Alexander.  Damien Alexander was alleged to have sold unregistered securities to his clients and engaging in private securities transactions and purportedly undisclosed outside business …
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Investment Losses with Timothy D. Burns – Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments and CV Brokerage, Inc. In May 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania filed an indictment against Timothy D. Burns of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.  Timothy Burns was charged with mail and wire fraud, related to a scheme from 2007 to 2012 …
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