Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. Broker Investigation

Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. Broker Investigation, Featured by Top Attorneys, The White Law Group

FINRA Bars Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. – Commonwealth Financial Network

Have you suffered losses investing with former financial advisor Benjamin Bourgeois Jr.? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim.

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the regulator reportedly barred Bourgeois from association with any FINRA member in any capacity after he purportedly failed to provide information in an investigation into his conduct.

FINRA was apparently investigating Bourgeois after he was reportedly discharged from his member firm, Commonwealth Financial Network on April 1, because he allegedly borrowed money from a client which is against FINRA rules. On April 5, Commonwealth filed an amended form U5 that reportedly disclosed a civil litigation in which a customer alleged that Mr. Bourgeois defrauded her and took her money.

Bourgeois, 52, was arrested last month after authorities say he allegedly stole more than $359,000 from a 78-year old. Charges reportedly include three counts of theft valued over $25,000, three counts of theft valued between $5,000 and $24,999, and six counts of bank fraud and exploitation of the infirm, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Metairie, LA.

According to his FINRA BrokerCheck report, Bourgeois was registered with Commonwealth Financial Network in Metairie, LA from May 2015 through April 2019. He reportedly has 3 customer complaints listed on his broker record since 2001.

Broker Fraud Investigation

The White Law Group is investigating the liability that Commonwealth may have for Bourgeois’ alleged actions.

If a registered broker breaks FINRA rules, the brokerage firm may still be liable for negligent supervision of their broker representative and may be responsible for investment losses in a FINRA dispute resolution claim.

If you have invested with Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. and are concerned about your investments, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you. For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call our offices at 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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

Rusty Tweed Reportedly Charged with Fraud by the SEC

Robert "Rusty" TweedRusty Tweed Securities Fraud Investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly charged Rusty Tweed and his company, Tweed Investment Services Inc., with fraud. Allegations include issuing false and misleading account statements that reportedly inflated investment profitability.

According to the complaint, the SEC alleges Tweed, and Tweed Investment Services raised $1.7 million from 24 investors for a fund he managed, the Athenian Fund. The SEC says Tweed allegedly invested the money in two other investments that lost close to $800,000.

The White Law Group is investigating the liability that Tweed’s employer may have for failure to properly supervise him.

Brokerage firms are required to supervise their advisors to ensure that they are complying with FINRA rules. If it can be determined that Tweed violated FINRA rules and his employers failed to adequately supervise him, these firms can be held responsible for any resulting losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.

Recovery of Investment Losses

This information, which is publicly available, has been provided by The White Law Group.

If you have concerns about investments you made with Rusty Tweed or Tweed Investment Services, The White Law Group may be able to help you.  For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call the securities attorneys of The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm. The firm has offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. For more information, please visit www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.