Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 12, 2017 indicate that West Virginia-based Financial West Group broker/adviser Gene Valentine was recently sanctioned by FINRA and has been named in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Valentine (CRD# 1079871).
Gene Valentine has spent 34 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Financial West Group in Wellsburg, West Virginia and Reno, Nevada since 1986. Previous registrations include Venture Funding and Christopher Weil & Company. He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination); Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination); Series 22 (Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination); Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination); and Series 39 (Direct Participation Programs Principal Examination). He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 25 US states and territories.
According to his BrokerCheck report, Gene Valentine has received one FINRA sanction and one pending customer complaint.
In May 2017 a customer alleged Gene Valentine, while employed at Financial West Group, committed fraud in connection to an oil and gas limited partnership issued by Payson Petroleum. The customer is seeking $1,000,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
In August 2016 FINRA sanctioned him following allegations that “as the chairman and CEO of his member firm, he directed and permitted the firm to associate with a statutorily disqualified individual, first as an employee and later as an independent contractor.” He was issued a 30-day suspension from acting in a principal capacity and a fine of $10,000.
If you have lost money investing with Gene Valentine, you may be able to recover your losses. Call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect funds. 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.