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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Financial Professional Accepts Plea Deal in Fraud Case

Jacqueline Stanfill, a financial planner from Knoxville, who was charged with multiple felonies, decided to take a plea deal. The charges stemmed from an alleged fraud scheme that cost at least ten investors between $3.5-$9.5 million. Charles Schwab Investment Co. Inc. alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it was […]

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LPL Fined after Broker Allegedly Exploits Elderly Woman

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group  Two investors, a mother and daughter, were awarded $52,062 by a FINRA arbitration panel after they allegedly received unsuitable recommendations from their LPL broker, Samuel Izaguirre. The investors were only claiming about $9,000 in damages, but because of one of the investor’s age and diminished mental […]

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Ex Advisor Admits to Defrauding Clients

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group  The former president of Coastal Investment Advisors Inc., Michael Donnelly, admitted to defrauding his clients. Donnelly swindled almost $2 million from 13 clients, many of whom were over the age of 65. According to the SEC, Donnelly misappropriated money provided to him by his clients for […]

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