WARNING! Impending Investigation: MICHAEL COLLETTI
Michael Colletti, formerly of National Securities Corp., Subject of FINRA Complaint
Have you lost money with financial advisor Michael Colletti of Melville, New York? We are investigating allegations made by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, against Michael C. Colletti. FINRA brought a claim against Colletti, making several allegations.
FINRA alleged that in 2014, while he was registered with National Securities Corp., Colletti hired a number of employees to cold-call prospective investors. Many of the employees hired by Colletti were not properly registered with National Securities Corp. Colletti was alleged to have failed to adequately supervise these cold-callers. It was alleged that the cold-callers made material misrepresentations about investments and used unapproved sales scripts.
Michael Colletti was a financial advisor and registered representative of National Securities Corp. from March 2012 to November 2014. He is currently registered with Investment Center, Inc., from January 2017 to the present. He worked at a branch office in Melville, New York. National Securities Corp. terminated Colletti after it allegedly discovered these allegations.
According to BrokerCheck, Colletti has been the subject of at least 9 customer complaints, some of which make allegations regarding the sales of penny stocks (including Fantex) while he was with National Securities Corp. He was fired by National Securities Corp., and he was also previously fired by another brokerage firm in 2011. Colletti runs and operates Colletti Capital Management. Colletti also was the subject of a prior FINRA investigation after he failed to disclose a personal bankruptcy.
Brokerage firms like National Securities Corp. 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 the Seattle area, Denver, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We represent investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings in all 50 states, including investors in New York and in the New York City area. Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors against many brokerage firms in the past, including National Securities Corp.
Click to view: Colletti, Michael FINRA Complaint
Click to view: Colletti, Michael BrokerCheck 8.1.17
If you lost money with Michael Colletti or National Securities Corp., please CONTACT US at 206-795-5798 for a free evaluation of your case.
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