Recovery Options for American Patriot Brands Investors

MDF Law is interested in speaking to investors of American Patriot Brands, a cannabis cultivation company that was charged with securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2023. If you invested, please call 800-767-8040 and ask to speak with attorney Marc Fitapelli or Jeffrey Saxon. Recovery Options For Investors If you […]

Did You Invest with BKCoin Management?


On March 6, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced action against Miami-based investment adviser BKCoin Management LLC and one of its principals, Kevin Kang, for allegedly defrauding investors in a crypto asset fraud scheme. BKCoin Management Was a Ponzi Scheme In a complaint filed under seal on February 23, 2023, and unsealed on […]

Gemini Earn Suspends Withdrawals: Legal Options?

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On November 16, 2022, Gemini Earn paused all withdrawals from its platform, providing little public updates since.  According to Gemini’s Website, the pause was due to a “liquidity issue duration mismatch between Genesis’ assets and its liabilities.”  In plain English, this means that Genesis, Gemini’s lending partner, heavily borrowed against customer’s assets and is insolvent […]

FINRA Announces Investigation into James Stuart of Richfield Orion International

LPL Financial Fined Over Advisor's Fraud

On October 27, 2022, FINRA announced that it was recommending disciplinary action against James Stuart (CRD 3022149) of Richfield Orion International in Castle Rock, Colorado.  The actions related to excessive trading in customer accounts.  If you or someone you know lost money investing with James Stuart of Richfield International, please contact our law office at […]

FINRA Releases Information about Recent Broker Terminations


MDF Law is investigating the terminations for cause of the following individuals: Chip Wodrich (formerly of Honor Townsend & Kent), Robert Mehlin (formerly of Coastal Equities, Inc.), Dusty Sternadel (formerly of Ameriprise Financial Services), Gary Chang (formally of Morgan Stanley), Brent Hablutzel (formally of Rockefeller Financial), Chad Barancyk (formally of Great Point Capital), Daniel Ballister […]

Fariba Madison Involved in Investor Complaint over GWG L Bonds

Red Flag of Danger

We are investigating Fariba Madison (CRD #1178259) for sales practice violations related to the marketing of GWG L Bonds. Ms. Madison is currently registered with Western International Securities in Los Alamitos, California. The information contained in this article is based on disclosures contained on her public securities license as well as other information. The public […]

Arbitration Complaint Filed Against Morgan Stanley Concerning Shawn Good


MDF Law announces the filing of an arbitration complaint against Morgan Stanley concerning the negligent supervision of North Carolina broker Shawn Good.  The arbitration was filed before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, and was assigned case number 22-00944. If you or someone you know was a victim of Shawn Good, please call attorney […]

Recovery Options for Clients of Philip Riposo & Riposo Asset Management


On March 3, 2022, Philip Riposo was fired from United Planners’ Financial Services for allegedly falsifying account statements and other documents related to Riposo Asset Management.   According to records accessed from FINRA on April 20, 2022, Mr. Ripsos was terminated for admitting to creating and providing clients with fake account statements from “Zurich Kemper Investments.”  […]

FINRA Rule 2165: Protecting Seniors by Freezing Assets


In 2018, FINRA adopted FINRA Rule 2165 to combat extremely high incidences of elder financial abuse. In 2020, Elder Fraud claimed over 100,000 victims, summing up to losses of nearly $1 billion. According to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the 60+ demographic was hit the hardest, both in the number of […]