FINRA charges Hank Werner of Legend Securities.
In a complaint filed by the FINRA Department of Enforcement in October, 2016 Hank Werner of Northport, NY, a former registered representative with Legend Securities was named as a Respondent in a complaint charging him with churning an elderly widow’s account over three years, generating over two hundred thousand dollars in commissions.
The allegations include that Werner excessively traded an elderly, blind widow’s account without regard to her investment objectives or risk tolerances or her ability to bear the loss of the funds. As a result of the improper recommendations the customer sustained losses of over $180,000.
The claim filed by FINRA is not final, and until the allegations have been proven in a court of law, no adverse inferences should be drawn.
Hank Werner’s registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, one must either be registered or exempt from registration. Hank Werner was registered with
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