Rick Esparza Barred by FINRA

Finra bars Rick Esparza

Judgments, Awards and Settlements

In February, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Rick Esparza of Rancho Murieta, CA, formerly with Princor Financial Services of Rancho Murieta, CA submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter whereby he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. The FINRA complaint alleged that Esparza failed to cooperate with FINRA during its investigation into whether Esparza borrowed money from a firm customer, a violation of firm policy and FINRA rules.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Rick Esparza was registered with Princor from March 1999 through September 2015.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Rick Esparza has been the subject of two customer complaints and one regulatory investigations.

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.

When investors contact our firm they can expect prompt attention, and a detailed analysis of their issues.  Typical claims that we are asked to review  involve “unsuitability (where a financial advisor makes investment recommendations that are inconsistent with a customer’s investment objectives), claims for “churning” (where a broker enters into an excessive number of trades for the purpose of generating commissions), claims involving illiquid investments such as private placements (I.e., real estate investment trusts, limited partnerships, equipment leasing and oil and gas drilling programs) as well as claims for violations of state securities laws, which often provide investors remedies like attorney’s fees and interest, if they are successful on the claim.

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