WARNING! Investigation of KENDALL GROOM in Fresno, CA
Kendall Groom of Cetera from Fresno, California, Barred by SEC
Have you lost money with financial advisor Kendall L. Groom, formerly of Fresno, California? We are investigating allegations made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Kendall Groom who worked with Cetera Financial and Independent Financial Group. The SEC alleged that Groom misappropriated or stole about $460,000 of trust assets from customers.
Kendall Groom was a financial advisor and registered representative of Cetera Financial Specialists from 1999 to December 2016. He was with Independent Financial Group from December 2016 to July 2019. Groom worked at branch offices in Fresno, California and was also a licensed CPA.
Brokerage firms like Cetera Financial Specialists 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; and Seattle, Washington. We represent investors in FINRA arbitration in all 50 states, including investors throughout California. Our firm has represented over 1,000 investors, including against Cetera.
Click to view: Groom, Kendall SEC Order
If you lost money with Kendall Groom, Cetera Financial Specialists, or Independent Financial Group, please CONTACT US at 720-599-3505 for a free evaluation of your case.