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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.

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.

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.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Florida Broker Fraud Attorneys Continue To Investigate Former Merrill Lynch Broker William King

Ex-Vero Beach, FL Financial Advisor Now Has At Least 28 Customer Complaints

For the past year, our seasoned Florida broker fraud attorneys have been looking into claims of investor losses involving William Worthen King, who resigned from Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith after 37 years with the firm. He left after his former customers filed more than a dozen FINRA lawsuits.

Dallas, Texas Financial Advisor Fraud Law Firm

Representing Investors Over Losses Caused by Stockbroker Misconduct or Negligence

Founded in 1990, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is proud to be one of the most recognized and well-respected financial advisor fraud law firms both in Texas and the United States. Led by Senior Securities Law Partners Kirk SmithSam Edwards, and William Shepherd, we represent investors in going after the brokerage firms and investment advisers whose wrongful or negligent actions caused serious investment losses.

Did You Suffer Portfolio Losses While Working With Ex-SagePoint Financial Broker Thomas Corsaro?

Former NY Financial Advisor Sentenced in $1.7M Investment Fraud

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( are investigating claims of losses by clients of ex-SagePoint Financial stockbroker Thomas John Corsaro. The former New York financial advisor pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of $1.7 million and was sentenced to two years in prison. He also was ordered to fully pay back those he harmed.

There is Still Time To Try To Recover Your GWG L Bond Losses

California Brokers From Expelled Firm Ordered To Pay More Than $1M To Investor

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel recently awarded over $1 million in damage to a GWG L Bond investor. The three respondents in the case were all former financial advisors at the now-expelled broker-dealer Accelerated Capital Group in Costa Mesa, CA. Two of them, Michael Barrows and Eric Ludovico, were ordered to pay the award. (They are now registered M Stevens Securities brokers in Irvine, CA.)

Did You Suffer Investment Losses In Dutch General Life Insurance/Conservatrix?

The Time To Sue Your Broker For Damages Is Now 

Earlier this month, Dutch General Life Insurance Company, doing business as Conservatrix, asked a North Carolina federal court to enforce an approximately $158 million award against embattled US billionaire Greg Lindberg. Conservatrix is one of a number of his insurers that are demanding that he pay them back.

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