Advisor Samuel Monchik (Monchik), currently employed by Geneos Wealth Management, Inc. (Geneos Wealth) has been subject to at least two customer complaints. According to a BrokerCheck report many of the customer complaints concern alternative investments and direct participation products (DPPs) such as non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil & gas programs, annuities, and equipment leasing programs. The attorneys at Gana Weinstein LLP have extensive experience handling investor losses caused by these types of products.
In August 2018, a customer filed a complaint alleging that Monchik made unsuitable recommendations, breach of fiduciary duty, and failure to adequately disclose the risks in REITs and direct investments – DPP & LP interests purchased between March of 2008 and November of 2015. The complaint is currently pending.
In July 2017 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Monchik made unsuitable recommendation of an oil & gas investment in June 2008. The complaint was denied by the firm.
In September 2008 FSC Securities Corporation terminated Monchik’s alleging that he violated the firm’s policies with respect to transactions in Non-Traded REITs.