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Donald RasweilerPublic records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on June 16, 2016 indicate that former New Jersey-based Wells Fargo Advisors broker/advisor Donald Rasweiler has been the subject of customer complaints. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Rasweiler (CRD# 1142752).

Donald Rasweiler has spent 29 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Wells Fargo Advisors in Short Hills, New Jersey since 2012. Previous registrations include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Short Hills, New Jersey; Morgan Stanley & Company in Short Hills, New Jersey; Bear Stearns & Company in Whippany, New Jersey; AG Edwards & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri; Prudential Securities in New York, New York; Merrill Lynch in New York, New York; Smith Barney in New York, New York; Lehman Brothers in New York, New York; and Merrill Lynch in New York, New York. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 13 US states and territories: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Continue Reading

ATP Oil & Gas

The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding investments in ATP Oil & Gas (ATPAQ).

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation is a developer and producer of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. Based in Houston, ATP Oil & Gas trades over the counter as ATPAQ; it previously traded on the NASDAQ exchange as ATPG. In 2012, ATP Oil & Gas filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which was later converted to a Chapter 7 proceeding. In 2014, ATPAQ’s Chapter 7 trustee sued the company’s executives, alleging that “the company’s senior management failed to properly plan, budget or take the appropriate proactive action to lessen the company’s damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.” The trustee in question, Rodney Tow, asserted that ATPAQ “spent money on long-term projects the company could no longer afford given the impact of the oil spill on ATP’s business. While ATP’s actual and projected cash flow was significantly impacted by the oil spill and foreseeable government response, ATP’s obligations and expenses were not similarly constrained.” Continue Reading

Daniel Alcide

According to public records provided by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) on February 16, 2016, New Jersey-based National Securities Corporation broker Daniel Alcide is the subject of several settled, pending or closed customer complaints. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is investigating allegations of misconduct against Mr. Alcide (CRD# 3007996).

Daniel Alcide has spent sixteen years in the securities industry and has been registered with National Securities Corporation in Eatontown, New Jersey since 2014. Previous registrations include JP Turner & Company in Red Bank, New Jersey (2010-2014); Maxim Group in New York, New York (2005-2010); Laidlaw & Company in London (2004-2005); and Sands Brothers & Company in New York, New York (1999-2004). He is a registered broker in thirteen US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. Continue Reading

The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding California-based Independent Financial broker/adviser Nicholas DeStefano (CRD# 2933489).

Nicholas DeStefano has spent sixteen years in the securities industry and has been registered with Independent Financial Group in Folsom, California since 2014. Previous registrations include WFG Investments in Dallas, Texas (2013-2014); Merrill Lynch in El Dorado Hills, California (2011-2013); WRP Investments in Folsom, California (2010); Securities America in Folsom, California (2009-2010); Brecek & Young Advisors in Folsom, California (2006-2009); Money Concepts Capital Corporation in Folsom, California (2003-2006); Equity Services in Montpelier, Vermont (1999-2002); Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco, California (1999); Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1998-1999); and Pruco Securities Corporation in Newark, New Jersey (1997-1998). He is a registered broker and investment adviser in California and Idaho. Continue Reading

The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Virginia-based Concorde broker/adviser James Fillmore Crawford (CRD# 1327638).

James Fillmore Crawford has spent 27 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Concorde Investment Services in Harrisonburg, Virginia since January 2015. Previous registrations include Independent Financial Group in Harrisonburg, Virginia (2012-2014); Centaurus Financial in Harrisonburg, Virginia (2012); Pacific West Securities in Harrisonburg, Virginia (2005-2011); Linsco/Private Ledger Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts (1999-2006); and MML Investors Services in Springfield, Massachusetts (1988-1999). He is a registered broker and investment adviser in Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Continue Reading

The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding New Jersey-based National Securities broker John LaBarca (CRD# 2030473).

John LaBarca has spent 23 years in the securities industry and has been registered with National Securities in Edison, New Jersey since 2010. Previous registrations include Wells Fargo Advisors in New York, New York (2006-2010); Ryan Beck & Company in New York, New York (2002-2006); Gruntal & Company in New York, New York (1997-2002); and Oppenheimer & Company in New York, New York (1991-1997). Mr. LaBarca is registered in fourteen US states.

According to his BrokerCheck report, John LaBarca is the subject of two customer complaints, one pending customer complaint, and has filed for bankruptcy.