WARNING! Impending Investigation–JAMES C. EASTMAN and WESTPORT RESOURCES INVESTMENT SERVICES
James C. Eastman and Westport Resources Investment Services
Have you lost money with financial advisor James C. Eastman of Naples, Florida? We are investigating allegations made by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) against James Eastman. FINRA alleges that Eastman sold investments in Quest Energy Management Group and Permian Advanced Oil Recovery Investment Fund during 2011. FINRA also alleges that Eastman did not have permission from his broker-dealer, Westport Resources Investment Services, to sell the investments in Quest Energy and Permian Advanced Oil. It was alleged that this was a violation of FINRA rule-s and Westport’s internal policies. Eastman was alleged to have sold at least $875,000 in investments to customers, while earning $65,000 in commissions for these sales. As a result of FINRA’s investigation, Eastman agreed to a nine-month suspension by FINRA and a $20,000 fine. James Eastman was a financial advisor and registered representative of Westport Resources Investment Services from January 2010 and October 2012. Broker-dealers like Westport Resources Investment Services have a duty to supervise the conduct of their financial advisors. The broker-dealers must also ensure that their financial advisors follow securities rules and regulations, including getting permission to sell all investment products. If a broker-dealer like Westport fails to adequately supervise their advisors and representatives, the broker-dealer may have liability for customer losses. If you have lost money through James C. Eastman and Quest Energy or Permian Advanced Oil and want to hear about ALL legal options, please visit https://www.israelsneuman.com/ or call us at 720-599-3505.
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