CPR Radio Show Host Dan Levin Hit With FINRA Arbitration Award

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On May 19, 2017,  a FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc. arbitration panel issued a binding arbitration award against Dallas based financial planner Dan Levin, host of the CPR radio show, who markets his services through his company Comprehensive Planning for Retirement. The award is in the amount of $241,547, and represents 100% of what the Claimant requested from the arbitrators at the hearing. FINRA arbitration award against Dan Levin

Also named in the award is Scott Schroeder a disbarred financial planner, also from the Dallas area.

Charles DeNormandie, a registered representative from Alpharetta, Georgia formerly with Commonwealth Financial Network and Ameriprise Financial Services was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Sandra Canaba, a registered representative from Santa Teresa, New Mexico formerly with LPL Financial and Chase Investment Services was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Amanda Burnett, a registered representative from Decatur, Georgia formerly with Invest Financial Corporation was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Lionel Brooks, a registered representative from Cumberland, Rhode Island formerly with Merrill Lynch was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

John Boals, a registered representative from Thompson, Ohio formerly with All State Financial Services was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Ryan Miguel, Infinity Fuels hit with cease and desist order in Arizona.

On April 11, 2017 the Corporation Commissioner for the state of Arizona, acting through the Securities Division issued a cease and desist order against Ryan Miguel, a former registered representative with Merrill Lynch for violations of the Securities Act of Arizona, specifically section 44-1801.  As a result of the cease and desist order Miguel had his license to sell securities in Arizona revoked.

The Securities Divisions’ complaint stems from an investigation into Infinity Fuels, a Nevada Corporation, which issued securities via a non-exempt private placement.  Infinity Fuels was a startup company that purportedly was raising money to develop “waste to fuel” refinery capabilities.  Miguel served as the chief development officer and was on the board of directors for Infinity Fuels.  The Corporation Commissioner also found that Miguel made misstatements of material fact during the sales presentation for Infinity Fuels, which resulted in a customer being misled about the prospects of the company, and the return on the investment.

Jared Artho, a registered representative from College Station, Texas formerly with JP Morgan Securities was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Frank Scarso, a registered representative from Staten Island, NY, formerly with First Standard Financial, PHX Financial, Alexander Capital, Clark Dodge & Company and others was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

Sherman Greer, a registered representative from Locust, North Carolina, formerly with LPL Financial and Uvest Financial Services and others was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into claims resulting from a discharge where he refused to respond to requests from his compliance department.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.