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Did You Suffer Investment Losses While Working With Ex-Western International Securities Broker Tony Liddle?

Former Customers of Barred Wisconsin Financial Advisor Seeking Over $3M in Damages

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is speaking to investors who sustained losses while working with ex-Landolt Securities financial advisor Anthony Baker Liddle (Tony Liddle). He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money-related offenses in January 2023 and was sentenced to 97 months in prison for each count, but he will serve his time concurrently. He also was ordered to pay more than $1.6M in restitution. Liddle, a former registered investment adviser and control person of Prosper Wealth Management in Wausau, was barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Division of Securities. Prior to being a Landolt registered representative, he was a Western International Securities broker.

Did You Suffer Investor Losses While Working With Western International Securities Broker Jeffrey Higgins? Our FINRA Broker Fraud Attorney Are Investigating Misappropriation Allegations

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas FINRA Broker Fraud Attorney Team ( is speaking to investors who sustained losses while working with now barred Western International Securities financial advisor Jeffrey Thomas Higgins. The broker-dealer recently fired the Oregon stockbroker after finding that he has been allegedly misappropriating clients’ money since 2007 when he was still registered with Financial West Group. That brokerage firm was expelled from the industry in 2020.

Already, at least one Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim has been brought against Higgins. The claimant, who made allegations of  unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations and omissions, settled their claim for over $94K.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Broker Fraud Attorney Firm Continue to Investigate Alleged $12.5M Shopoff Realty Investments Ponzi Scam 

Contact Our Broker Fraud Lawyers Today To Explore Your Legal Options

If you suffered losses in any of the private placement funds connected to Shopoff Realty Investments, contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( to request your free, no-obligation case consultation. Here are the different funds and entities that may be involved.

Estate of Michigan Investor Files Six-Figure GWG Bond Fraud Lawsuit Against Centaurus Financial. Widow Was Inexperienced, Elderly Investor Who Sought Minimal Risk And Instead Ended Up With High-Risk Junk Bond

The Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas GWG Bond Fraud Lawyers ( are representing another investor in their L Bond lawsuit against a broker-dealer. This time, the claimant is the estate of a deceased Michigan retiree that is seeking an L Bond lawsuit for up to $500K in damages from Centaurus Financial.  

The septuagenarian was a widow who entrusted Centaurus Financial broker John Edmond Tryon to properly manage her assets. Instead, this Michigan financial advisor allegedly unsuitably recommended a GWG L Bond while purportedly misrepresenting this junk bond as safe and secure. It now appears that there will be a near complete loss of principal with this investment for this investor. Not only that but GWG Holdings is now accused of running a more than $1.6B Ponzi scam that has defrauded many thousands of older investors and seniors. 

Did You Suffer Investment Losses While Working With Former Independent Financial Group Broker Armando Roman? Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Want to Talk To You

Our broker fraud attorneys are continuing to investigate claims of losses involving ex-Independent Financial Group registered representative Armando Roman. The former Arizona stockbroker is still a registered investment adviser with AXIOM Founders Family Office.

Several months ago, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel awarded $1M in compensatory damages to one customer for portfolio losses from allegedly unsuitable private placement recommendations by Roman. The investments involved included:

Are You An Investor Who Suffered Losses After A Fidelity Broker Made Unsuitable Investment Recommendations?

Whistleblower Claims That Brokerage Firm Fired Him For Disclosing Best Interest Violations Against Customers 

SSEK broker misconduct Attorneys are continuing to investigate claims of losses by investors who worked with Fidelity Investments financial advisors. Earlier this year, we filed one six-figure lawsuit for a claimant after the broker-dealer connected him with an outside adviser who made risky, unsuitable investment recommendations, including a concentrated position with Apple.

Investor Seeks Up $1M In Damages Over UBS YES Losses. Our Broker Fraud Lawyer Are Representing This Claimant and Others Against UBS Financial Services

The Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Broker Fraud Lawyer Team ( is representing another investor in their UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) loss lawsuit against UBS Financial Services. The claimant, an inexperienced New Jersey investor, is suing for up to $1M in damages. Unfortunately, she is just one of many who have suffered significant losses in the brokerage firm’s internally managed, high-risk options trading strategy.

Touted by UBS brokers as a way for investors to obtain marginally higher yields on existing portfolios while taking limited risks, the UBS YES program has caused serious losses for many of the firm’s wealthy clients. Its “iron condor” options overlay approach was allegedly implemented with reckless abandon.

Estate of Texas Retiree With Dementia Files Six-Figure Broker Fraud Lawsuit Against LPL Financial And Broker Bradley Bowman. Brokerage Firm Allegedly Unsuitably Sold FS Energy & Power Fund and KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III

The Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Texas broker fraud law firm ( are representing the estate of a deceased widow in a FINRA lawsuit against LPL Financial and its Houston broker Bradley Alan Bowman. The Katy, Texas investor, who was in his eighties, suffered from dementia. Now, his estate is seeking up to $500K in damages for losses sustained in the non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III, the non-traded business development company (non-traded BDC) FS Energy & Power Fund, and an annuity. All of these were too risky for someone of his age with this health issue.

In the broker fraud claim, the estate is alleging best interest violations, unsuitable investment recommendations, misrepresentations and omissions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, failure to supervise, and more. LPL and its Texas broker earned high commissions and fees from the illiquid alternative investments it sold to this elderly investor who entrusted them to manage his money properly so he could take care of himself and his family.

Our Northstar Bermuda Broker Fraud Attorney Represents South American Investors Over Northstar (Bermuda) Losses

Argentine Family Seeks Up To $1M in Damages from Truist Investment Services

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent clients throughout Latin America and South America who suffered losses because a US-based brokerage firm marketed and sold them Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) annuities. This includes a family in Buenos Aires—mostly of retirees—who entrusted Truist Investment Services (AKA SunTrust Investment Services)  to keep their money secure. Now, they are suing the brokerage firm for up to $1,000,000 in damages.

San Diego Couple File Six-Figure GWG L Bond Lawsuit Against Infinity Financial Services And Broker Anna Marie Ocampo Lovell. Our California IL Bond Fraud Law Firm Are Representing This Older Couple

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent retail investors who have suffered losses in GWG Holdings. The alternative asset company is accused of running an allegedly more than $1.6B Ponzi scam that has left tens of thousands of investors who purchased GWG L Bonds, including many retirees, with huge losses.

Our clients include a San Diego couple who are suing Infinity Financial Services and La Jolla, CA-based financial advisor Anna Marie Ocampo Lovell for up to six figures in damages. The investors, who both suffer from health issues, entrusted this Infinity broker to tailor their portfolio to their best interests and protect them from taking on any undue risks.

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