Articles Tagged with John Stapleton

shutterstock_20354398According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker John Stapleton (Stapleton) has been the subject of at least 2 customer complaints, 1 regulatory action, and 6 judgements or liens. Customers have filed complaints against Stapleton alleging securities law violations including misrepresentations of investments among other claims.

In 2005 the NASD brought action against Stapleton alleging that the broker committed securities fraud and made unsuitable investments while exercising control over the purchases and sales in a client’s account. The NASD found that Stapleton did not have a reasonable basis to believe that the purchases and sales in the account were suitable for the customer given the size and frequency of the transactions and the customer’s circumstances.

In addition, Stapleton has had difficulty managing his own finances and on April 16, 2014, disclosed a tax lien of $105,7191, on December 6, 2013, disclosed a tax lien of $12,478, on April 23, 2012, disclosed a tax lien of $1,592, on January 25, 2012, disclosed a tax lien of $9,642, on August 10, 2010, disclosed a tax lien of $121,506, and on March 27, 2009, disclosed a tax lien of $11,180. Judgements are often a sign that the broker cannot manage their own personal finances and may be tempted to recommend high commission products or strategies to clients in order to satisfy debts.

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