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Stoltmann Law Offices is investigating John Olinghouse, a registered broker with HD Vest Investment Services. Mr. Olinghouse allegedly falsified numerous forms before submitting them to his brokerage firm between November 2011 and April 2015. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) alleged that Olinghouse would copy and paste signatures from other customers’ documents or would use white-out to alter information already on the forms. This is against securities rules and regulations. Olinghouse’s brokerage firm, HD Vest, can be held liable for investment losses. The brokerage firm has an ironclad obligation to reasonably supervise its representatives. If it does not, it may be held liable for investment losses. Please call 312-332-4200 today if you suffered losses with Mr. Olinghouse. We may be able to sue HD Vest in the FINRA arbitration forum for you on a contingency fee basis. The call is free with no obligation.

Mr. Olinghouse was previously registered with Waddell & Reed, SunAmerica Securities, ING Financial Partners, HD Vest in Sparks, Nevada from June 2011 until April 2015 and Fortune Financial Services. He has one customer dispute against him. He is currently not registered and has been suspended from the industry, according to his online FINRA BrokerCheck report.

According to a recent Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Russell Sadler was fined $25,000 and suspended from the industry for 12 months. According to his AWC, Sadler, while registered with LPL, purchased securities issued by a company that proposed to build a movie studio in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Several of his customers also purchased the securities. Sadler did not provide LPL with written notice about these private securities transactions, and he did not receive approval from the firm. This is against securities rules and regulations. If you lost money through an investment with Russell Sadler, you may be able to sue LPL Financial in the FINRA arbitration forum to recover those losses on a contingency fee basis. The call to our securities law firm in Chicago, Illinois is free and there is no obligation.

Sadler was registered with HD Vest Investment Services in Irving, Texas from May 1995 until October 1999, First Dunbar Securities Corp in East Berlin, Connecticut from October 1999 until July 2001, LPL Financial in Plymouth, Massachusetts from July 2001 until February 2013 and Cambridge Investment Research in Plymouth from February 2013 until September 2014. He is currently registered with Independent Financial Group in Plymouth and has been since August 2014. In September 2015, there was an investigation against him.

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