According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor Jonathan Iraggi (Iraggi), currently associated with National Securities Corporation (National Securities), has been subject to two customer complaints and one employment separation for cause. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Iraggi has been accused by customers of unauthorized trading among other claims.
In July 2017, Iraggi was permitted to resign from Garden State Securities, Inc. (Garden State) after allegations were made that the broker engaged in unauthorized trading. Also in July 2017 a customer filed a complaint against Iraggi stating damages of $22,000 caused by unauthorized trades. The claim was denied by the firm. In 2015 another customer filed a complaint also claiming unauthorized trading.
Advisors are not allowed to engage in unauthorized trading. Such trading occurs when a broker sells securities without the prior authority from the investor. All brokers are under an obligation to first discuss trades with the investor before executing them under NYSE Rule 408(a) and FINRA Rules 2510(b). These rules explicitly prohibit brokers from making discretionary trades in a customers’ non-discretionary accounts. The SEC has also found that unauthorized trading to be fraudulent nature because no disclosure could be more important to an investor than to be made aware that a trade will take place.