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MSC-BD Ordered to Pay Widow $221K Over GPB Private Placement Losses
Former MSC-BD Broker Robert Fehrman Made Unsuitable GPB Private Placement Recommendations
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has awarded a widow $221K in compensatory damages, legal fees, and costs against brokerage firm MSC-BD, LLC over losses she sustained in GPB private placements. GPB Capital Holdings is accused of running a more than $1.8B Ponzi scam that defrauded over 17,000 investors, including many seniors and retail clients.
MSC-BD is a broker-dealer owned by Austin, Texas-based investment banking firm Madison Street Capital. The widow’s ex-broker, Robert Malone Fehrman, is no longer with the firm. At least one other customer accuses him of selling investments in the GPB Funds.