According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor William Paynter (Paynter), employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (Wells Fargo), has been subject to two customer complaints. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Paynter has been accused by a customers of unsuitable investment advice concerning various investment products including energy stocks that likely include master limited partnerships (MLPs). The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP continue to report on investor related losses and potential legal remedies due to recommendations to investor in oil and gas and commodities related investments.
The most recent claim was filed in June 2017 and alleges that Paynter made unsuitable investments from 2013 through 2014. The customer alleges $500,000 in damages and the claim is currently pending.
In May 2017 another customer alleged that Paynter from 2010 through 2017 made unsuitable investments and over concentration in oil and energy investments. The claim alleges the broker committed negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent supervision, and breach of contract causing $500,000 in damages. The claim is currently pending.
Our firm handles claims and is also investigating securities claims against brokerage firms over sales practices related to the recommendations of oil & gas and commodities products such as exchange traded notes (ETNs), structured notes, private placements, master limited partnerships (MLPs), leveraged ETFs, mutual funds, and individual stocks.