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Frank Meo Suspended From Industry by FINRA

shutterstock_164764706According to records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former New Jersey-based International Assets Advisory broker Frank Meo is currently not licensed to act as a broker or an investment adviser. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Meo (CRD# 1294392).

Frank Meo has spent 28 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with International Assets Advisory in Madison, New Jersey (2014-2015). Previous registrations include Coastal Equities in Wilmington, Delaware (2014); PNC Investments in Madison, New Jersey (2009-2013); Commerce Capital Markets in Ramsey, New Jersey (1999-2008); Essex National Securities in Napa, California (1999); First Union Brokerage Services in Charlotte, North Carolina (1996-1999); FN Investment Center in Sacramento, California (1991-1996); A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri (1989-1990); Royal Alliance Associates in New York, New York (1989-1990); Integrated Resources Equity Corporation (1989); and Shearson Lehman Hutton (1984-1989). He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Frank Meo is the subject of one customer complaint, one pending customer complaint, and one regulatory sanction.

In 2014 a customer alleged Frank Meo, while employed at Commerce Capital Markets and Westgate Capital Management, misrepresented material facts, distributed misleading sales materials, delivered false account statements, recommended unsuitable investments, and was not registered with FINRA or as an investment adviser. The customer is seeking more than $351,500 in the pending complaint.

In 2013 FINRA sanctioned Frank Meo following allegations he facilitated securities transactions away from his member firm, Commerce Capital Markets, without providing prior written notice. Frank Meo was issued a $5,000 suspension and a 3-month suspension from the securities industry.

In 1991 a customer alleged Frank Meo, while employed at A.G. Edwards & Sons, executed unauthorized trades that resulted in losses. The complaint settled in 1992 for $15,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Frank Meo, call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to recover lost funds. All cases are taken on contingency: we only receive payment if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we suggest you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.