Oklahoma Stockbroker Fraud Attorney
Oklahoma has hundreds of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to engage in one or more kinds of stockbroker fraud. They could make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling. Unsuitable recommendations of the strategies they recommend (margin, short selling, option) is another kind of stockbroker fraud. They can engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Oklahoma securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Richard Foster, a former registered representative with Cetera Investment Services LLC (Cetera) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in which he received a suspension and was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for making an unsuitable recommendation that his customer liquidate his IRA to be utilized in a high-risk options trading strategy.
According to FINRA’s findings, Richard Charles Foster of Tulsa, Oklahoma, recommended his customer place his entire IRA assets into a high-risk, unsuitable options trading strategy. Mr. Foster allegedly received authorization from his member firm to operate an income fund by falsely stating to the firm that the fund would not involve any customers. FINRA found that Mr. Foster recommended his customer liquidate his IRA worth $169,000 to invest in the income fund account. The income fund account lost tremendous value due to trading losses and commission costs relating to the high-volume ETF option trading strategy. FINRA’s findings stated that once Mr. Foster’s customer learned he had sustained an $81,000 tax penalty due to the early IRA liquidation, he asked Mr. Foster to return the remainder of his funds to pay the penalty. Mr. Foster returned $52,000 to the customer – a substantial loss of the initial $169,000 investment.
Mr. Foster, without admitting or denying FINRA’s allegations, was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and received a suspension from associating with any FINRA member for six months. The suspension was effective February 5, 2018 through August 4, 2018.Experienced Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Oklahoma and Nationwide
Are you an Oklahoma investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Oklahoma stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration lawyer — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.
By hiring a top rated stockbroker fraud attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities misrepresentation claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud claims such as stockbroker breach of fiduciary duty, stockbroker negligence, failure to supervise stockbrokers, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Oklahoma, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle securities misrepresentation, stockbroker fraud, stockbroker misconduct and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Oklahoma citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.