George Zedan Barred by FINRA

George Zedan barred by FINRA

George Zedan barred by FINRA

In September, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that George Zedan of Whittier, CA a registered representative formerly with Western International Securities of Glendale, CA and LPL Financial submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter whereby he was barred from association with any FINRA member  in any capacity. The FINRA complaint asserted that George Zedan converted funds belonging to an elderly customer in a failed real estate venture.  The complaint details a scheme whereby Zedan received three hundred thousand dollars from his customer, then began using the funds in a manner not agreed upon.  Eventually criminal charges were initiated, then dropped due to the death of the customer.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  George Zedan was registered with:

04/2013 – 12/2015
WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES, INC.
04/2004 – 04/2013
LPL FINANCIAL LLC
09/1999 – 04/2004
WM FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, George Zedan has been the subject of one customer complaint and one regulatory investigation.

 The Law Office of David Liebrader practices exclusively in the field of investment loss recovery.  For the past 23 years, we have dedicated our law practice to assisting investors who have been victims of investment fraud via fraudulent and unsuitable investment transactions.  During that time we have recovered money for over one thousand individuals, pension plans, trusts and companies.  The recoveries we have obtained via judgments, awards and settlements on behalf of our clients exceed $40,000,000.

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