Broker Bradley Mascho Barred by FINRA

According to a recent InvestmentNews article, former broker Bradley Mascho allegedly failed to appear at a hearing with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Mascho was terminated from Western International Securities in December 2017. He and Dawn Bennett, who also worked at Western International, were the subjects of an investigation by the Securities and…

Timothy Tilton of Rocky Mountain Ayre Charged with Securities Fraud Involving Cryptocurrency

Stoltmann Law Offices continue to investigate broker Timothy Tilton Ayre of Massachusetts, who has been charged by FINRA with the unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities and fraud.  The FINRA complaint alleges that Ayre bought the rights to HempCoin in 2015.  He repackaged it as a security backed by his own company Rocky Mountain Ayre,…

Investor Update: Anthony Diaz and IBN Financial Services

Stoltmann Law Offices continues to investigate Anthony Diaz, a broker with IBN Financial Services in Pennsylvania. Diaz allegedly began over-concentrating a client’s irreplaceable retirement assets into high-risk, commission-laden private placements, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other illiquid, alternative investments. The customer was looking to generate income, while protecting his principal. He agreed to move…

Pamela Shuttleworth; Comprehensive Asset Management; Parsippany, New Jersey

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred former Comprehensive Asset Management broker Pamela Shuttleworth, from the securities industry. Ms. Shuttleworth had violated securities laws and internal firm rules. Ms. Shuttleworth failed to respond to a FINRA investigation against her, which resulted in her automatic bar. FINRA was investigating her regarding allegations that she was…

National Securities Corp Broker Jonathan Aschoff Recommended Avenue Therapeutics (ATXI.O), Checkpoint Therapeutics (CKPT.O) Inc., and Mustang Bio Inc. (MBIO.O)

Stoltmann Law Offices continues to investigate National Securities Corp broker Jonathan Aschoff and his recommendations of the following Biotech securities: Avenue Therapeutics Inc (ATXI.O); Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc (CKPT.O); and Mustang Bio Inc. (MBIO.O) Aschoff allegedly recommended and sold these investments to customers and failed to mentioned that his employer, National Securities, is owned by the…

Healthcare Trust REIT Drops Lower: Investment Loss Options

Stoltmann Law Offices continues to investigate Healthcare Trust REIT, a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), that seeks to acquire a diversified portfolio of real estate properties focusing primarily on healthcare-related assets including medical office buildings, seniors housing, and other healthcare-related facilities. This is according to the company’s website. Recent news suggests that Healthcare Trust…