Are Brokerage Firms Taking Advantage of Unsuspecting Investors?

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FraudMisrepresentation by a broker or brokerage firm is one of the most common types of claims that a securities fraud attorney will ever encounter, and it can take many forms. Anytime there is a false representation of a material fact that is known by the broker, and that misrepresentation is used to induce and investor to act, such action violates the rules of FINRA. Misrepresentation can occur when a broker fails to inform the investor of potential risks involved (also known as failure to disclose), it can happen when a broker tries to enhance th...Read More

Investment Adviser for Ex-Bear Seeks Dismissal of Charges

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Business Investment Adviser for Ex-Bear Seeks Dismissal of Charges Robert Acri, an investment adviser who has been accused of mishandling millions in investment funds, has been charged with 17 criminal counts. Acri, whose clients included Keith Van Horne, an ex-Chicago Bear, is seeking to have at least five of those charges dismissed, with his lawyer citing legal deficiencies with those charges. Terry Ekl, Acri’s attorney, has taken action to have the charges dropped because he says they do not properly spell out the offenses of which Acri is accus...Read More