WARNING! Impending Investigation: JERRY RAINES, DONNA BARNARD, and WOODBRIDGE
Jerry Raines, Donna Barnard, and Woodbridge
Have you lost money investing in the Woodbridge Group of Companies through broker Jerry Raines? Our firm is investigating whether Jerry Raines and Donna Barnard from Kilgore, Texas sold investments in the Woodbridge Group of Companies to their customers.
Jerry Raines and Donna Barnard was a financial advisor with HD Vest Investment Services (also known as HDVest) from August 2014 to May 2017. Raines and Barnard worked in a branch office in Kilgore, Texas. Raines has been the subject of at least two customer complaints, regarding Woodbridge. Raines and Barnard also operated Stonelion Insurance and Financial Services.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against the Woodbridge Group of Companies, alleging that this amounted to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The SEC is concerned that Woodbridge may have sold unregistered securities and may have made material misrepresentations in connection with selling its investments to investors.
Brokerage firms like HD Vest Investment Services have a duty to reasonably supervise brokers and financial advisors like Jerry Raines and Donna Barnard. If HD Vest failed to do so, it could be liable for investor losses.
Israels & Neuman is an investment fraud law firm with offices in Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our attorneys have represented over 1,000 investors throughout the country, including investors in Texas in FINRA arbitration, including against HD Vest Investment Services.
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If your financial advisor such as Jerry Raines or Donna Barnard recommended that you invest in any of these Woodbridge investments, please CONTACT ISRAELS & NEUMAN for a free consultation.
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