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Churning Costs Firm $2 million

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group  Greg Caldwell, the founder of Caldwell International Securities, was barred from the financial industry by FINRA for allegedly churning customers’ accounts. The firm will have to pay a $2 million fine for failing to supervise and prevent the abusive sales practices engaged in by Greg Caldwell. […]

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Longtime Advisor of Widow Charged with Fraud

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against Hank Werner, formerly with Legend Securities Inc. FINRA believes Werner churned an elderly widow’s account. His client’s husband died in 2012 and from that time up until March of this year, Werner placed over 700 trades […]

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Broker’s Former Daughter-in-Law gets Favorable Award

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group  Former Stifel broker, Lanis Dale Noble, received an unfavorable FINRA award after his former daughter-in-law accused him of churning and breaching his fiduciary duty. The panel awarded the claimant, Tracy Noble Gilbert, $1.29 million in compensatory damages and an additional $250,000 in attorneys’ fees. Gilbert alleged […]

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