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Steven Bonner, formerly of Principal Securities, Barred from Securities Industry


Have you lost money with financial advisor Steven Bonner of San Jose, California?  We are investigating allegations made by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, against Steven Eugene Bonner. FINRA suspended Bonner from the securities industry after he failed to respond to a FINRA investigation.  FINRA was investigating Bonner after he was terminated by his former brokerage firm, Principal Securities.  Principal Securities, Bonner, and Bay Area Acquisition and Sales, LLC were named in a complaint alleging that Bonner solicited a customer to invest in a private placement.


Steven Bonner was a financial advisor and registered representative of Principal Securities from March 2010 to February 2017.   He worked at a branch office in San Jose, California.  He was also affiliated with Allied Financial Network.  Bonner previously filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Moreover, Bonner was previously sanctioned by the California Department of Real Estate in 2011.


Brokerage firms like Principal Securities 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 the Seattle, Washington area.  We represent investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings in all 50 states, including investors throughout California and the San Francisco/San Jose area.  Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors against many brokerage firms in the past.


Click to view:  Bonner, Steven CA RE Complaint

Click to view:  Bonner, Steven BrokerCheck 9.19.17


If you lost money with Steven Bonner or Principal Securities, please CONTACT US at 720-599-3505 for a free evaluation of your case.


Israels & Neuman, PLC is a private law firm and is not affiliated with any government or law enforcement agency.  Any investigation referenced in this blog is independent in nature and is being conducted by our law firm privately, not in conjunction with any government or law enforcement agency.  All information contained in this blog should be deemed statements of opinion derived from the author’s review of public records, not statements of fact.  This blog is advertising material and does not create an attorney client relationship, nor does it constitute legal advice.  Everyone’s situation is different and the question of whether or not you have a claim will vary on a case-by-case basis.  In contingent representation, clients may still be liable for costs.