Allan Jeffrey Corby and Jason Robert Melando Allegedly Failed to Disclose Outside Business Activity with the Patraeus Group

investment fraud attorneyAllan Jeffrey Corby and Jason Robert Melando, both formerly of Equity Services Inc (ESI), allegedly engaged in an outside business that was inconsistent with previous representation to the firm, and thus resulted in his termination, according to a recent FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC).

Between October 2009 and October 2010, Corby and Melando allegedly failed to provide written notice to ESI that he was a partner in an outside business called The Petraeus Group (TPG), the AWC further alleges. Furthermore, in October 2010 Corby and Melando also reportedly gave notice to ESI that he was taking part in an outside business with TPG, which he described as a non-securities related tax and consulting service, the AWC notes.

However, TPG also reportedly raised capital and debt for startups and existing businesses, and Corby and Melando allegedly did not provide notice to ESI of these additional activities until at least September 2011, the AWC also reports.

Corby and Melando’s Alleged Unreported Outside Business Activity with Patraeus Leads to Fines and Suspensions

As a result of failing to fully disclose the nature of TPG’s business to the ESI, Corby, who entered the securities industry in 1990 when he joined a subsidiary of Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Melando violated NASD and FINRA Rules, the AWC reports.

The AWC further notes that Corby’s alleged violations have led to a five month suspension from associating with any FINRA-regulated entity in any capacity, and fine of $5,000, while Melando’s alleged violations have resulted in a six-month suspension from associating with any FINRA-regulated entity in any capacity, and a $10,000 fine.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investment rights lawyers are investigating Corby and Melando, and investors who believe they lost money are welcomed to contact the firm.

Investment Recovery Lawyers Investigating

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investment recovery lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of investment misconduct, and are currently investigating Corby and Melando, and their alleged involvement with The Petraeus Group. They take most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.

Any investor who believes they lost money as a result of Corby and Melando, and their alleged involvement with The Petraeus Group are may contact the investment recovery attorneys at Peiffer Rosca Wolf, Alan Rosca or Joe Peiffer, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0520.

Broker: Allan Jeffrey Corby

Status: INVESTIGATED by Peiffer Rosca.

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Broker: Jason Robert Melando

Status: INVESTIGATED by Peiffer Rosca.

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Alan Rosca (1225 Posts)

Alan is a securities lawyer. He also teaches Securities Regulation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud. His office is in Cleveland, Ohio.


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