Four Peiffer Wolf Partners Selected as 2017 Super Lawyers

NEW ORLEANS, CLEVELAND, AND LOS ANGELES – Four Peiffer Wolf lawyers were selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, according to Thompson Reuters, its sponsor. Joseph C. Peiffer, the Peiffer Wolf managing member in… Read more »

Michael Evangelista Allegedly Recommended ABC Corp Sans Authorization, Reportedly Netting $3 Million in Sales, $50K in Commissions

New Orleans investment fraud attorney

Between 2006 and 2011 Michael Evangelista allegedly referred approximately six of his firm customers to a third party, and said customers later invested in real estate securities issued by matter-of-factly named ABC Corp. (ABC), an entity that purportedly invested in real estate in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, according to a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver… Read more »

Alleged Eden Prairie Scammer, Sean Meadows, Admits Plundering $10M from Clients, Leaves Court Under Armed Guard; Peiffer Wolf Investment Fraud Attorneys Investigating

New York investor rights attorneys

Sean Meadows, 41, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota pleaded guilty on December 10 in federal court in St. Paul to alleged mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, the coup de grâce in an alleged lengthy scheme reportedly perpetuated through his financial planning and asset management firm, Meadows Financial Group (MFG), according to reports from Minnesota…. Read more »

Wells Fargo Advisors Slapped with $1.5 Million FINRA Fine for Alleged Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Failure

Rochester stockbroker fraud attorney

The Peiffer Wolf investment fraud attorneys are currently investigating Wells Fargo Advisors. From 2003 to 2012, Wells allegedly failed to properly examine as many as 220,000 new clients, and not completing the requisite identity verification, according to FINRA documents currently being poured over by attorneys Jason Kane and Joe Peiffer. A statement from the regulator… Read more »

William and Connie Apostelos Allegedly Ran $50 Million Miami Valley Pyramid Scheme

Cleveland stockbroker fraud lawyer

William Apostelos, 53, his wife Connie, 49, and two other people allegedly scammed $50 million or more from Miami Valley, Ohio investors, including cops, doctors and businesses, according to allegations made by the FBI.  The Springboro couple was named in an FBI-signed seizure warrant as the architects of an alleged pyramid scheme. From November 2012… Read more »

H. Beck’s George Hoffman Allegedly Submitted Falsified Letters, Converted Customer’s Funds; Barred by FINRA

New Orleans investment fraud attorney

George Wayne Hoffman, of Maryland, and formerly a stockbroker for H. Beck, Inc., allegedly converted $17,000 from an elderly customer, falsified letters of authorization submitted in connection with the conversion, borrowed funds from customers without obtaining prior approval from H. Beck, Inc. and failed to provide information and testimony in connection with a related FINRA… Read more »

Navagate’s Gregory Rorke Allegedly Made False and Misleading Statements in Order to Move Shares

New York investor rights attorney

The Peiffer Wolf investment fraud attorneys are currently investigating Gregory Rorke, 60, and of Bronxville, New York, regarding alleged false and misleading statements made from the sale of Notes for Navagate. From December 2009 through March of 2011, Rorke, a former adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, allegedly misled potential clients regarding the inherent risks… Read more »

James E. Poe Improperly Moonlit for Two Hedge Funds: Global Fund and Value Added Fund, Allegedly

From May 2010 to October 2012, James E. Poe allegedly served as the executive officer, investment advisor, and managing partner of the general partner of two hedge funds, executed securities transactions on behalf of said funds, and received generous remuneration compensation from them, according to a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) currently… Read more »

Chase Bishop Casson Barred for Allegedly Failing to Cooperate with FINRA Regarding Alleged Sales of Investments

Rochester stockbroker fraud attorney

The Peiffer Wolf investment recovery lawyers are currently investigating Chase Bishop Casson, formerly of Greenburg, Pennsylvania’s Trustmont Advisory Group, Inc. Casson reportedly refused to provide pertinent information to FINRA while he was being investigated for allegedly engaging in private securities transactions according to a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) currently under review… Read more »

Nicholas Schorsch’s Mega REIT American Realty Capital Properties Divulges Alleged Accounting Impropriety

New Orleans investment fraud attorney

The Peiffer Wolf investment recovery lawyers are currently investigating Nicholas Schorsch’s nontraded REIT, American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) to determine whether any violations of the securities laws and regulations occurred, and whether investors lost any money. Last week ARCP reportedly conceded an alleged accounting error, and, as a result, four major broker-dealers including National Planning… Read more »