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Christopher SinkulaPublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 7, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Janney Montgomery Scott broker/adviser Christopher Sinkula received several resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Sinkula (CRD# 2001512).

Christopher Sinkula has spent 28 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Janney Montgomery Scott in Stuart, Florida since 2008. Previous registrations include Citigroup Global Markets in Stuart, Florida (1999-2008); AG Edwards & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri (1990-1999); and Blinder Robinson & Company (1989-1990). He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 22 US states and territories: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received four customer complaints and two pending customer complaints.

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Ronald Cameron

Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 7, 2018 indicate that Arkansas-based Raymond James Financial Services broker/adviser Ronald Cameron is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Cameron (CRD# 2551641).

Ronald Cameron has spent 23 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Raymond James Financial Services in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2013. Previous registrations include Stephens in Fayetteville, Arkansas (2005-2013); Morgan Stanley in Rogers, Arkansas (2001-2005); Edward Jones in St Louis, Missouri (2000-2001); and AG Edwards & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri (1994-2000). He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on December 27, 1999; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 28, 1994; Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination), which he obtained on July 26, 2005; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 28, 1994. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 11 US states and territories: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

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

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Marc SteinbergPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 7, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Westpark Capital broker/adviser Marc Steinberg has received customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Steinberg (CRD# 2549670).

Marc Steinberg has spent 23 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Westpark Capital in Boca Raton, Florida since 2016. Previous registrations include Dawson James Securities in Boca Raton, Florida (2006-2016); National Securities Corporation in Boca Raton, Florida (2003-2006); Gilford Securities in New York, New York (1998-2003); and Joseph Stevens & Company in Brooklyn, New York (1995-1998). He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on August 1, 2015; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 27, 1994; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 1, 1994; and Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination), which he obtained on February 14, 1996. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 12 US states and territories: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints and three denied customer complaints.

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Robert ClearyPublic records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 24, 2018 indicate that New York-based Stifel Nicolaus & Company broker Robert Cleary has been involved in resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Cleary (CRD# 1505792).

Robert Cleary has spent 32 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Stifel Nicolaus & Company in New York, New York since 2007. Previous registrations include Ryan Beck & Company in New York, New York (2002-2007); Gruntal & Company in New York, New York (1993-2002); and Lehman Brothers in New York, New York (1986-1993). He has passed two securities industry examinations: Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on July 31, 1986, and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on July 19, 1986. He is a registered broker with 25 US states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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Michael PepePublic records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 24, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker/adviser Michael Pepe has received a new pending customer complaint. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Pepe (CRD# 1172861).

Michael Pepe has spent 3 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Ameriprise Financial Services in Tampa, Florida since 2015. Previous registrations include JHS Capital Advisors in Tampa, Florida (2010-2015); Gunnallen Financial in Tampa, Florida (2007-2010); UBS Financial Services in Tampa, Florida (1994-2007); Smith Barney in New York, New York (1990-1994); and JB Hanauer & Company in Parsippany, New Jersey (1983-1990). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on December 29, 2016; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on June 1, 1984; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on September 17, 1983. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with ten US states and territories: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received three customer complaints, one pending customer complaint, and two customer complaints that were closed or denied.

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Frank ZitoPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 23, 2018 indicate that Mississippi-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Frank Zito has received a pending customer dispute and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Zito (CRD# 2766336).

Frank Zito has spent 21 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Merrill Lynch in Ridgeland, Mississippi (2010-2018). Previous registrations include Morgan Keegan & Company in Jackson, Mississippi (2007-2010); Amsouth Investment Services in Jackson, Mississippi (2000-2007); Invest Financial Corporation in Appleton, Wisconsin (1998-2000); Deposit Guaranty Investments (1998); and Prudential Securities in New York, New York (1996-1998). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on September 13, 1996; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on August 28, 1996; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on August 13, 1996. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint and one customer complaint that was closed with no action taken.

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Charles DorainePublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 23, 2018 indicate that Texas-based Next Financial Group broker/adviser Charles Doraine has been involved in resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Doraine (CRD# 70411).

Charles Doraine has spent 45 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Next Financial Group in Corpus Christi, Texas since 2007. Previous registrations include Merrill Lynch in Corpus Christi, Texas (1978-2007) and Merrill Lynch (1972-1978). He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on August 7, 1995; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 21, 1989; PC (AMEX Put and Call Exam), which he obtained on May 1, 1977; and Series 1 (Registered Representative Examination), which he obtained on December 13, 1972. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with eleven US states and territories: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received four customer complaints, one pending customer complaint, and one regulatory sanction.