The attorneys at Gana Weinstein LLP are investigating BrokerCheck records reports that financial advisor John Dobbertin (Dobbertin), currently employed by American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (American Portfolios) has been subject to at least one customer complaint, one regulatory sanctions, one criminal disclosure, and one termination for cause. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Dobbertin’s customer complaint alleges that Dobbertin recommended unsuitable securities recommendations among other allegations of misconduct relating to real estate and annuity securities.
In May 2019 a customer complained that Dobbertin violated the securities laws by alleging that the financial advisor committed violations of FINRA Rules 2110 and 2111, misrepresentation and omissions of material facts, and breach of fiduciary duty. The claim is currently pending.
In December 2014 Dobbertin consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that Dobbertin failed to timely amend his Form U4 and disclose in eight subsequent Form U4 Amendments that he had been charged with a fdony offense. FINRA also found that Dobbertin also failed to timely ammd his Form U4 and disctose in subsequent Form U4 Amendments two unsatisfied federal tax liens that were levied in 2013.
In June 2009 Dobbertin was permitted to resign from LPL Financial after the firm alleged that he failed to follow the firm’s policies and procedures relating to processing variable annuity transactions.