Austin Dutton & Newbridge – Investors may have claims

Austin DuttonSecurities Fraud Investigation – Austin Dutton – Newbridge

Have you suffered losses investing with Austin Dutton and Newbridge Securities in Doylestown, PA? The securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you to recover your losses by filing a FINRA Arbitration claims against the firm.

According to Austin Dutton’s FINRA BrokerCheck report, he was fined $200,000 in July 2017 for allegations of “dishonest or unethical practices in the securities business,” by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities.

Newbridge Securities, Dutton’s employer at the time, was also reportedly fined $499,000 by the Pennsylvania state regulator for allegedly failing to supervise a broker in connection with sales of structured products to his clients in the state.

Dutton was registered with Newbridge Securities Corp. in Doylestown, PA from 2007 through August 2017, according to his Broker Check report. He has 14 pending customer disputes listed on his broker report since November 2017 for allegations of unsuitability, negligence and misrepresentation, among others.

Investigating Potential Claims

The White Law Group continues its investigation regarding former financial advisor Austin Dutton and the liability that Newbridge Securities may have for failure to supervise him.

Brokerage firms are required to properly supervise their advisors. They must ensure that those advisors are complying with applicable FINRA rules and regulations. If it can be demonstrated that Austin Dutton’s former employers failed to properly supervise him, the firm may be held responsible for the losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.

If you have suffered losses investing with Austin Dutton and would like a free consultation to discuss your litigation options, please call the securities attorneys at The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510.

The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.

For more information on The White Law Group, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.

 

 

 

 

Anthony Diaz – Pennsylvania Broker – Securities Fraud Investigation

Anthony Diaz – Securities Fraud Investigation

The White Law Group continues to investigate potential claims involving financial advisor Anthony Diaz and the liability his employers may have for failing to properly supervise him. The firm has recently filed two claims on behalf of investors who have lost money investing with Pennsylvania broker Anthony Diaz.

According to reports, Diaz was registered at 11 broker-dealer firms in 14 years. He has  also reportedly been  the  subject  of  at  least three regulatory  events,  four  employment  separations and forty-three customer  complaints.

FINRA arbitrators reportedly have ruled that Anthony Diaz must pay damages to 19 former clients, noting he failed to respond to arbitration. Those reported further state that the award includes compensatory damages of about $1 million, punitive damages of $2.9 million and attorneys’ fees of more than $400,000.

Diaz, 48, was also reportedly ordered to pay more than $4 million in damages ahead of his federal trial on criminal fraud charges.

Once regarded as one of the nation’s top brokers, FINRA claims that Diaz allegedly earned millions of dollars by pushing high-fee, high-risk alternative investments, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and equipment leasing partnerships. These types of investments typically offer high broker commissions.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Diaz was charged in a superseding indictment with additional charges of mail and wire fraud.

Diaz was originally indicted on May 12, 2016, and charged with six counts of wire fraud by using false and misleading statements and misrepresentations to induce his clients to purchase high risk and/or otherwise unsuitable investment products.

According to his FINRA BrokerCheck report, Anthony Diaz has 55 (fifty-five) disclosure events, including 43 customer complaints. He was last registered with IBN Financial Services in Scotrun, PA from 09/27/2012 – 04/23/2015.

Diaz was reportedly barred from the securities industry by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Securities in June 2015, as well as FINRA, and his registration in the State of New Jersey was purportedly revoked in April 2017.

Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney

If you have questions or concerns about investments you made with Anthony Diaz, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you.  To speak with a securities attorney, please call 888-637-5510.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.

For more information on The White Law Group, and its representation of investors, please visit our website at http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.