The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred Winston Turner, a former broker with Pruco Securities in Sarasota, Florida. He allegedly falsified information relating to variable annuity transactions. He allegedly misrepresented the source of funds in variable annuity application materials in connection with exchanges by clients. He also further allegedly lied to the firm about the source of the funds for the variable annuity purchases and about the relationship between a client and his former marketing assistant. He also allegedly engaged in deceptive conduct by misrepresenting his personal email addresses as the email addresses of his clients, bearing forged signatures of a client and by making payments to a client from his own funds while creating the false appearance that the funds were coming from the firm. These are all against securities laws. Turner was registered with MetLife Securities in Atlanta, Georgia from December 2011 until July 2013 and Pruco Securities in Sarasota, Florida from July 2013 until August 2015. He has 18 customer disputes against him, one of which is currently pending. He has one criminal disposition. He is not licensed and has been permanently barred from the industry. Please call our securities law firm today to discuss your options if you invested money with Winston Turner.
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