Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 23rd, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser Edward Barger is the subject of a pending customer complaint and several regulatory sanctions. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is investigating allegations of misconduct against Mr. Barger (CRD# 1360282).
Edward Barger has spent 28 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Morgan Stanley in Miami, Florida since 2009. Previous registrations include Morgan Stanley & Company in Coral Gables, Florida; Citigroup Global Markets in Coral Gables, Florida; Lehman Brothers in New York, New York; Robert Thomas Securities in St. Petersburg, Florida; Municicorp of California; Smith Barney Harris Upham & Company; and BOCL Securities. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with sixteen US states and territories.
According to his BrokerCheck report, Edward Barger is the subject of one pending customer complaint and three regulatory sanctions.
In May 2015 a customer alleged Edward Barger, while employed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, recommended unsuitable investments from February 2011 through December 2014. The customer is seeking $300,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
In 1992 the Florida Division of Securities sanctioned Edward Barger following allegations he failed to disclose denial of registration by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). He withdrew his application for registration in the state.
In 1987 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sanctioned Edward Barger following allegations he participated in “the fraudulent sale of off-exchange future contracts.” His registration was revoked for 3 years and he was issued a fine of $5,000.
If you have lost money investing with Edward Barger, call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 without delay. You may be entitled to recoup your losses. We accept all cases on contingency: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.