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James Ignatowich: Churning Complaint

James IgnatowichPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 22, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Newbridge broker James Ignatowich is the subject of several customer complaints and one regulatory sanction. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Ignatowich (CRD# 2490731).

James Ignatowich has spent twenty-one years in the securities industry and has been registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation in Boca Raton, Florida since 2014. Previous registrations include Investors Capital Corporation in Greenwich, Connecticut (2008-2014); Eastbrook Capital Group in New York, New York (2000-2008); Prime Charter in New York, New York (1997-2000); Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1997); Whale Securities in New York, New York (1996-1997); and Prime Charter in New York, New York (1994-1996). He is a registered broker with 28 US states.

According to his BrokerCheck report, James Ignatowich is the subject of one regulatory sanction, four customer complaints,  and five customer complaints that were closed, denied, or withdrawn.

  • In January 2016 the state of New Hampshire sanctioned James Ignatowich following allegations he engaged in “unlawful telemarketing” and provided “misleading information to regulator during investigation.” several telemarketing calls to residents on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call registry. FINRA Suspended Ignatowich for nine months and fined him $85,500.
  • In 2014 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at Investors Capital, recommended unsuitable investments. The customer sought $35,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.
  • In 2013 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at Investors Capital, made unsuitable investment recommendations. The complaint settled for $49,500.
  • In 2006 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at First Republic Group, executed unauthorized trades. The complaint reached a non-monetary settlement in 2008.
  • In 2001 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at Prime Charter, churned the account. The complaint settled in 2003 for $24,000.
  • In 2001 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at Prime Charter, made unsuitable recommendations, improperly used margin, failed to diversify the account, and executed unauthorized and excessive trades. The complaint settled for $9,999.
  • In 2000 a customer alleged James Ignatowich, while employed at Prime Charter, executed transactions for which he did not inform the client. The customer sought $19,860 in damages in the complaint, which was closed.

If you have lost money investing with James Ignatowich, you may be entitled to recover your losses. Call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on contingency: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you recover money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.