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Did Your Broker Unsuitably Recommend Tingo Stock?

SEC Charges Founder And Affiliates With Massive Scam

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is speaking to investors of Tingo Group (TIO), Tingo International Holdings, and Agri-Fintech Holdings, as well as Nigerian operating subsidiaries Tingo Mobile Limited and Tingo Foods. The company’s CEO Mmobuosi Odogwu Banye (also known as Dozy Mmobuosi) and his US affiliates are being charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with an alleged multi-year scam that may have defrauded investors of hundreds of millions of dollars. The US entities are believed to have made billions of dollars in false transactions through the Nigerian subsidiaries. The regulator contends that Mmobuosi allegedly tried to sell Tingo Mobile to public companies by using valuations that were grossly inflated by over $1B.

When Unsuitable Trading Leads To Investor Losses

Our Unsuitable Trading Attorneys Are Speaking To Former Customers of Ex-Merrill Lynch Broker Robert Gerstein

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has suspended a former longtime Merrill Lynch financial advisor for allegedly recommending that some customers short-term trade their mutual fund shares and certain complex financial products that were better suited for a longer-term trading strategy. Robert Gerstein, who worked at the broker-dealer for more than four decades, consented to the six-month suspension, $5,000 fine, and $129,496 plus interest in restitution that the self-regulatory organization (SRO) imposed. However, he did so without denying or admitting to its findings. Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( are looking into claims of investor losses by former customers of ex-Merrill Lynch stockbroker Robert Gerstein or any other financial advisor.

Did Your Broker Unsuitability Recommend Alternative Investments? 

Our Skilled Broker-Dealer Negligence Lawyers Are Investigating Centaurus Financial Advisor Valentino Scott

Alternative investments can be high-risk and they are generally unsuitable for most retail customers and conservative retirees. They also aren’t always suitable even for high-net-worth investors or accredited investors. A lot depends on an investor’s age, risk-tolerance level, portfolio, financial goals, and investment time horizon.

When Can You Hold Your Broker-Dealer Accountable for Investor Losses Caused by Unsuitability?

Longtime Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor William King Resigns Following Allegations of Broker Misconduct

Vero Beach, Florida broker William Worthen King has reportedly voluntarily resigned after 37 years as a Merrill Lynch registered representative. The move comes following multiple allegations by his clients that he engaged in unsuitable investment recommendations and unauthorized trading.

When Broker-Dealer Supervisory Failures Don’t Protect Investors’ Best Interests 

Our Trusted Brokerage Firm Negligence Lawyers May Be Able To Help You  Pursue Damages

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is ordering two broker-dealers to pay penalties for compliance failures related to Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). According to the self-regulatory organization (SRO), DMK Advisor Group and Harpeth Securities did not have the necessary policies and procedures to make sure that their registered representatives abided by this standard of conduct. As a result, both broker-dealers, which also were found to have engaged in compliance failures related to Form CRS, must each pay a $35K fine. Form CRS delineates its services, conflicts, fees, disciplinary history, and other information to customers. The two financial firms did not deny or admit to FINRA’s findings.

Are You Wondering Whether Your Investor Losses Were Due To Financial Advisor Unsuitability? Customers of Ex-ProEquities Broker Adam Feierstein Allege Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

If you suffered serious investor losses, you may be a victim of unsuitability involving your financial advisor. This typically involves a broker recommending a financial product or an investing strategy that is not an appropriate fit given your investing profile, risk tolerance level, age, or other factors. It is one of the most common reasons that investors end up suing their brokers for damages.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent investors all over the United States who have suffered losses due to the negligent or wrongful actions of their financial advisors. We also continue to investigate current and former brokers over unsuitability allegations.

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