Erez Law is currently investigating former J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC broker Evan Schottenstein (CRD# 4929175) regarding elder abuse. Schottenstein was registered with J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC in New York, New York from 2014 to 2019, when he was terminated regarding “Concerns relating to trading activity for the account of a family member, and the accuracy of the records regarding the same.”
In April 2021, FINRA barred Schottenstein after he “consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide on the record testimony requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation regarding issues raised in the Form U5 filed by his former member in which he was terminated for concerns relating to trading activity for the account of a family member and the accuracy of the records regarding the same.”
In February 2021, an elderly client was granted $9,000,000 in compensatory damages against Evan Schottenstein, $602,000 in compensatory damages against Avi Elliot Schottenstein (CRD# 5708665) and $4.71 million in compensatory damages against J.P Morgan Securities LLC regarding the following allegations “The Customer alleges the Registered Representative conducted several unauthorized and unsuitable transactions in her account and signed documentation regarding an investment purchase on her behalf without her knowledge. Activity dates 2014-2019.”
The complaint was regarding unauthorized trading; constructive investment fraud; breach of fiduciary duty; material misrepresentations; material omissions; and elder financial fraud of the brokers’ elderly grandmother. The complaints are related to unauthorized purchases of securities including stocks of Apple and initial public offerings (IPOs).
Evan Schottenstein has been the subject of three additional customer complaints between 2009 and 2019, one of which was withdrawn and two were denied, according to his CRD report.
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, J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Schottenstein’s customers.
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