Articles Tagged with David A. Noyes

shutterstock_103681238-300x300The investment lawyers at Gana LLP are investigating the regulatory action brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Luigi Mancusi (Mancusi).

According to BrokerCheck records, Mancusi allegedly “exercised discretion in effecting 45 transactions in a customer’s accounts without prior written authorization from the customer to exercise discretion in these accounts and without the accounts having been approved for discretionary trading by his member firm.” Further, Mancusi allegedly executed three transactions in another customer’s account without prior authorization. Reportedly, “Mancusi sold the security and used the proceeds to purchase two other securities in the customer’s account to replace it. As a result, the customer incurred fees, commissions, and ultimately a loss in disposing of an unwanted purchase into a new position, totaling $2,966.97.” Mancusi has been suspended from the securities industry for two months and has been fined $10,000.

Mancusi has also received five customer complaints.

In November 2017, a customer alleged Mancusi placed the customer in unsuitable investments for their age and risk tolerance and they were placed in unauthorized investments. This dispute is currently pending.

In July 2015, a customer alleged unauthorized transactions took place in the customer’s accounts. This dispute settled for $60,000.

In July 2013, multiple customers alleged unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation and failure to supervise. This dispute settled for $50,000.
In October 2009, a customer alleged Mancusi misrepresented material facts related to an unsuitable investment as well as unauthorized investments. This dispute settled for $80,000.

In September 2002, a customer alleged she instructed to Mancusi to purchase a fixed annuity and she was sold a variable annuity after Mancusi did not follow her instructions. This dispute settled for $30,000.

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shutterstock_61142644-300x225According to BrokerCheck records kept by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), broker Jeanette Adcock (Adcock) has been sanctioned for allegedly not complying with Illinois Securities Law.

Additionally, Adcock has been subject to three customer disputes in 2017. Moreover, In April 2017, Adcock was “permitted” to resign from Wayne Hummer Investments because she “failed to forward a written customer complaint to her supervisor or compliance department as required.”

In November 2017, a customer alleged that Adcock made misleading statements regarding a risky investment. The customer is requesting $25,000 in damages in this pending dispute.

In January 2017, a customer alleged Adcock misrepresented and recommended unsuitable products. This dispute settled for over $20,000.

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shutterstock_94632238-300x214The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating investor losses in Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS) – now known as Giant Grey.  Investors have contacted our firm concerning Scott Reed a former executive at brokerage firm David A. Noyes & Company (David Noyes) who recommended stock in BRS to dozens of clients raising millions of dollars for the company.  David Noyes also sold other private placements including Power Energy Systems, Farris Floral, Evotem, and Digonex Technologies to investors.

BRS marketed itself to investors as a company that makes artificial intelligence technology that analyzes video information. Ray Davis (Davis) founded Behavioral Recognition Systems in 2005 and ran the company until 2015.  Davis raised $47 million for BRS and in 2010 hired his son, Charles, to be an executive vice president.

According to a lawsuit BRS (Giant Gray) accused Davis of defrauding the company out of $15 million by setting up a series of companies to disguise transactions as legitimate services. Instead, the company claims that Davis invoiced millions of dollars for non-existent services and used the money to support his lavish lifestyle.

After the lawsuit Pepperwood purchased Davis’ stock and created Omni AI, a new entity that has taken control of Giant Gray’s intellectual property and assets which have been valued at less than $5 million. Investors in Giant Gray have not been offered Omni AI shares and instead are offered a 10 percent royalty as well as prospective proceeds from the pending lawsuit.  In all likelihood investors have suffered a complete loss.

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On September 29, 2014, Jesse White, the Secretary of State for Illinois recently announced it set a hearing for November 6, 2014 to determine whether James B. Markoski should be banned from offering or selling securities in the State of Illinois.
According to the action, Mr. Markoski “has a storied history of securities fraud, having victimized at least eight customers during his employment at Merrill Lynch which resulted in millions in losses to his victims and for which Merrill Lynch paid restitution.” According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck, Mr. Markoski was registered with Merrill Lynch from 1971 – 1991 and at least 6 customer complaints were lodged against Mr. Markoski during that time.

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