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shutterstock_185582-300x225The investment lawyers of Gana Weinstein LLP are investigating a pending customer complaint filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Silvano Rolando Trino (Trino). According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck record for Trino, there are at least 4 disclosures on Trino’s records, all pertaining to customer complaints. The customer complaints against Trino allege unauthorized use of margin, unsuitable trading, and churning.

All brokers who are registered with FINRA are required to disclosure customer complaints and arbitrations, regulatory actions, employment terminations, bankruptcy filings, and criminal or civil judicial proceedings.

The most recent customer complaint against Trino was filed with FINRA in September 2014 alleging unauthorized use of margin, unsuitable trades, and churning. This claim occurred during Trino’s current employment at Northeast Securities, Inc.

shutterstock_176198786The securities and investment attorneys of Gana Weinstein LLP are interested in speaking with clients of Evan Wuhl (Wuhl). According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wuhl has been the subject of at least 15 customer complaints and 1 employment termination. The customer complaints against Wuhl allege securities law violations that claim unsuitable investments among other claims. Many of the more recent claims appear to involve allegations of unsuitable leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (Non-Traditional ETFs) and mutual funds.

In December 2011, Wuhl voluntarily resigned from UBS Financial Services Inc. (UBS) under circumstances where it was alleged that Wuhl worked client orders inconsistent with firm policy and industry rules concerning two clients’ use of credit lines to purchase securities.

The most recent customer complaint was filed in September 2012 alleging that Wuhl inappropriately recommended multiple shares of an inverse-leveraged ETF and then liquidated the trades without authorization from July 2008 through January 2010 resulting in damages of $277,180. The case was resolved for $220,000.

shutterstock_186180719According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Patrick McGrath (McGrath) has been the subject of at least four customer complaints, two regulatory actions, and one termination over the course of his career. Customers have filed complaints against McGrath alleging a litany of securities law violations including that the broker received loans and failed to pay the client timely, made unsuitable investments, and unauthorized trades, among other claims.

McGrath entered the securities industry in 1984 with brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. Thereafter, from July 2003, until April 2009, 2007 through June 2009, McGrath was associated with brokerage firm Wachoiva Securities, LLC. Then, from April 2009 until January 2014, McGrath was a representative with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer). Finally since February 2014, McGrath has been registered with Northeast Securities, Inc.

McGrath was permitted to resign from Oppenheimer in January 2014 due to his failure to finalize arrangements to repay money he borrowed from an Oppenheimer customer. There are also two regulatory actions against McGrath. One is a 30 day suspension and a $10,000 fine by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation based on allegations that McGrath engaged in prohibited business practices. FINRA also suspended McGrath for four months and fined him $10,000 concerning allegations that he borrowed money from a client contrary to Oppenheimer’s compliance policies that bar loan arrangements.

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