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Warning to Clients of Former Dinosaur Financial Group, L.L.C and DLG Wealth Management Broker David Karandos

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 9:06 pm    

Dinosaur Financial Group

Former Dinosaur Financial Group, L.L.C and DLG Wealth Management broker David Karandos (CRD# 1934119) faces multiple customer complaints. Karandos was registered with Dinosaur Financial Group, L.L.C in Indianapolis, Indiana from 2013 to 2019. Karandos was registered with DLG Wealth Management in New York, New York from 2013 to 2019, and previously with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Indianapolis, Indiana from 2009 to 2012.

In October 2013, the State of Michigan sanctioned denial of Karandos’ registered regarding: “Karandos is summarily denied because he omitted information on his R-4 form related to a compromise with a creditor and his criminal history, he is the subject of an order issued by a state securities regulator and has engaged in dishonest or unethical practices in the securities and investment business within the previous 10 years.”

Karandos has been the subject of seven customer complaints between 2003 and 2020, according to his CRD report. The most recent complaints are regarding: 

November 2020. “By letter received November 19, 2020, counsel for client complained that Karandos placed client in unsuitable investments from 2014 to 2018 and improperly withdrew funds from other family accounts from 2016 to 2018.” The customer is seeking $436,000 in damages and the case is currently pending. The complaint took place while Karandos was registered with Dinosaur Financial Group and was regarding direct investments and LP Interests. 

November 2020. “Allegations of unsuitable recommendation during October 2014 through May 2017.” The case is currently pending. The complaint took place while Karandos was registered with DLG Wealth Management LLC and was regarding alternative investments. 

May 2020. “One customer alleges that Karandos placed him in unsuitable investments, including two private placements and life settlement viaticals, from 2013 to 2017. Other customer alleges that Karandos converted the proceeds of a viatical in or around 2016.” The customer is seeking $500,000 in damages and the case is currently pending. The complaint took place while Karandos was registered with Dinosaur Financial Group and was regarding direct investments, LP Interests, and viatical settlements. 

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, Dinosaur Financial Group, L.L.C and DLG Wealth Management may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Karandos’ customers.

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