According to a recent Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Matthew Garbarino was accused of falsifying client documents. Allegedly, in July 2009, Garbarino obtained the signatures from at least five customers and filled in numerous annuity contract numbers on the blank portions of pages containing the photocopied signatures of the clients. He created at least 18 new change of broker forms this way. This is against securities rules and regulations. For this, he was suspended for four months and fined $5,000.
Mr. Garbarino is currently registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors in Danbury, Connecticut and has been since June 2010. This is according to his FINRA public records. If you suffered losses with Mr. Garbarino, you may be able to recover those losses in the FINRA arbitration forum on a contingency fee basis. The call to us is free so please call today. We sue firms such as Lincoln Financial for not properly supervising its representatives. 312-332-4200.
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