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John Saccente Has Margin Complaint

John SaccentePublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 9, 2016 indicate that New York-based Cova Capital Partners broker John Saccente has been the subject of a customer complaint. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Saccente (CRD# 2581445).

John Saccente has spent 11 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Cova Capital Partners in New York, New York since April 2016. Previous registrations include Legend Securities in Syosset, New York; Tryco Securities in Melville, New York; Brookville Capital Partners, which has since been expelled by FINRA, in Melville, New York; John Thomas Financial, which has since been expelled by FINRA, in New York, New York; Meyers Associates in New York, New York; Blackwall Capital Partners in New York, New York; Brookville Capital Partners, which has since been expelled by FINRA, in Uniondale, New York; EKN Financial, which has since been expelled by FINRA, in Melville, New York; New Castle Financial Services, which has since been expelled by FINRA, in New York, New York; and Great Eastern Securities in New York, New York. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 18 US states and territories: California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

According to his BrokerCheck report, has received one customer complaint.

In 2012, a customer alleged John Saccente, while employed at Brookville Capital Partners, executed an unauthorized transaction, committed margin fraud, made unsuitable recommendations, engaged in negligent supervision, breached contract, failed to follow instructions, and breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The complaint settled in 2014 for $100,000, to which Mr. Saccente individually contributed $37,500.

“Margin” refers to the practice of borrowing funds from one’s broker or investment adviser to purchase a security, with that security itself used as collateral in the transaction. There are many benefits to purchasing securities on margin, chiefly the increase of purchasing power that allows investors to buy more securities without completely paying for them. There are also many risks, chiefly the increase in potential for significant losses. Brokers, investment advisers, and broker-dealer firms who unsuitably recommend investments on margin may be subject to disciplinary action by FINRA or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you have lost money investing with John Saccente, 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.