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We cover latest news on investor lawsuits, investigations and investment fraud.  Unfortunately, investment fraud is very common, especially with seniors.  We report on several different kinds of security fraud that includes Ponzi-Schemes, Bad Accounting and Improper Sales Practices.

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With Rising Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) Numbers, SEC’s Target 15% Examination Could be at Risk

In 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) examined 16% of RIAs (registered investment advisors). This translates to every sixth RIA being examined, out of about 15,000 in all. Additionally, the SEC believes that in …

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Merrill Lynch Broker Evelyn Batista

Fired Merrill Lynch Broker Evelyn Batista Accused Of Misrepresentation For SBA Loan Suspended By FINRA

A registered representative of Merrill Lynch, Evelyn Batista was suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for making “reckless misrepresentations” to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to obtain an economic injury disaster loan. In …

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FINRA Claim Filed Against Lincoln Financial For CIM Real Estate Finance Trust (Cole Credit Property Trust IV)

A FINRA claim has been filed by an investment fraud law firm on behalf of a resident of Kansas. It alleges unsuitable client investments made by Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. in Cole Credit Property Trust …

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Matthew Clason (LPL Financial)

Matthew Clason From LPL Financial Gets 2.5 Years In Prison For Theft From Elderly Client

Matthew Clason, a one-time LPL Financial FA (financial advisor), has got 30 months behind bars, against a possible 20 years, for stealing several hundred thousand dollars from an elderly client. The sentence was announced by …

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Financial Advisor Phillip Conley Gets 7 Years For Swindling Millions

Financial Advisor Phillip Conley Gets 7 Years For Swindling Millions From Churchgoers, Pastors and Others

Sentencing has been done for Phillip Conley of Jacksonville, Florida on charges of defrauding pastors and churches, and others, in West Virginia, to the tune of $5 million. He is required to serve 87 months …

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