Articles Posted in Stockbroker Misconduct

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On October 25, 2018, the SEC obtained a court order to halt the alleged fraudulent actions of a registered stock broker and his companies.

The complaint by the SEC states that Sean Kelly used his companies, Lion’s Share Financial of East Cobb, Inc., Lion’s Share and Associates, Inc., and Lion Share Tax Services, LLC, to raise $1 million from a variety of investors. There were 12 investors, which included retirees. Kelly promised he would invest their funds into different investment products, but his promise was a lie. Instead of investing their funds into private placements and real estate, he used it on his own personal expenses. He continued to steal their money after receiving a SEC subpoena, and didn’t show up to his scheduled testimony. He used their money to buy Super Bowl tickets, expensive vacations, and also for cash withdrawals. The SEC alleges that Kelly has engaged in this fraud scheme since 2014, when he was still affiliated with Capital Financial Services.

Kelly was a representative of Center Street Securities from August 2017 to October 2018. He worked with Capital Financial Services from August 2012 to August 2017 in Marietta, Georgia. His records show that he filed for bankruptcy twice, in 2009 and in 2014.

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Gaetano Magarelli


Silver Law Group is investigating Boca Raton, Florida-based Newbridge broker Gaetano Magarelli following multiple customer complaints alleging unsuitable investment recommendations, churning and misrepresentation

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Alexander Kibrik


Silver Law Group is investigating Former New York, New York-based Garden State Securities broker Alexander Kibrik following a customer complaint alleging unauthorized investment activity and unsuitable investment recommendations.

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William C. Gennity


Silver Law Group is investigating Staten Island, New York-based First Standard Financial Company broker Willam Gennity following a customer complaint alleging unauthorized investment activity, unsuitable investment recommendations and breach of fiduciary duty.

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Silver Law Group won an award against former FINRA-registered broker Curtis D. Milakovich for unsuitable recommendations, churning, and acting as an unregistered investment advisor.

FINRA Renders Award Through Arbitration

On December 22, 2017, a FINRA arbitration panel awarded Silver Law Group’s clients $164,000 in compensatory damages after the arbitration panel found that Milakovich was liable for unsuitable recommendations, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and churning.

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Silver Law Group is investigating Melville, New York-based SW Financial (CRD# 145012) broker James W. Flower (CRD# 2817701) after FINRA suspended him.

FINRA Suspends Flower

According to Flower’s FINRA BrokerCheck report, FINRA barred Flower after the regulatory organization found that Flower unsuitably recommended an exchange-traded note (“ETN”).

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