Were you the victim of former Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated financial advisor Stan Leavitt (CRD# 2571093)? Leavitt has been registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Roseville, California since June 2017. Previously, Leavitt was registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Roseville, California from 1998 to 2017.
Leavitt has been the subject of two customer complaints in 2018, according to his CRD report:
- October 2018. “The Customer alleges misrepresentation and unsuitable investment recommendations from April 2015 until June 2017.” The customer is seeking $550,000 in damages and the case is currently pending. This case is regarding options.
- July 2018. “The Customer alleges misrepresentation from December 1, 2015 until June 2017.” The customer sought $31,015.04 in damages and the case was settled for $17,509.86. This complaint was regarding variable annuities.
Pursuant to FINRA Rules, member firms are responsible for supervising a broker’s activities during the time the broker is registered with the firm. Therefore, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Leavitt’s customers.
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