Paul George Liebezeit; LPL Financial

According to a recent Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Paul George Liebezeit, a former registered representative with LPL Financial, was accused of participating in a private securities transaction. Allegedly, he recommended to a married couple, an investment in a fund of hedge funds away from his member firm. In December 2013, Liebezeit’s RIA customers, the married couple, consulted with him about certain investment opportunities recommended to them by others. Lievezeit then recommended that the investors invest in a similar security, a fund of hedge funds, away from the firm. This investment was not approved for sale through LPL. The investors invested $1,000,000. This is commonly referred to as “selling away,” and is when a broker recommends a security that is not offered or sold through his member firm, and is a tactic used by brokers to generate large commissions for themselves, which they do not have to share with their firms. It is against securities rules and regulations.

We sue firms such as LPL in the FINRA arbitration forum to recover money for investors who have lost funds because of brokers like Paul George Liebezeit. LPL had a duty to reasonably supervise Liebezeit, and, because the firm did not, may be liable for investment losses. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so we do not make money unless you recover yours. Call our Chicago-based law offices today at 312-332-4200 to speak to an attorney about your options.

Paul George Liebezeit was registered with First Investors Corp, Morgan Stanley, NRP Financial and LPL Financial in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania from December 2010 until October 2014. He is currently registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments in Plymouth Meeting and has been since November 2014.

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