Barry Connell, Financial Advisor Barred from Securities Industry | Goodman & Nekvasil P.A., May Recover Investor Losses

Barry Connell, Financial Advisor Barred from Securities Industry | Goodman & Nekvasil P.A., May Recover Investor Losses

Barry Connell was licensed with Morgan Stanley from 2009 to 2016. FINRA reports that Barry Connell was barred from the securities industry in April 2017.

ACCORDING TO FINRA: Barry Connell failed to respond to FINRA request for information.

According to the SEC: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Connecticut-based investment advisory business and its owner with stealing money from investors to settle a private lawsuit among other misuses. This case involves the misappropriation of approximately $5 million from investment advisory clients by Respondent Barry Connell, a financial advisor at a large financial institution registered with the Commission as an investment adviser and broker-dealer ("Financial Institution A"). From approximately December 2015 through November 2016, Connell carried out his scheme primarily by moving funds between certain client accounts and issuing wire transfers and checks from the accounts to third parties for his benefit. Over the course of approximately 11 months, Connell made more than 100 unauthorized transactions through the creation of internal forms falsely representing that he had received verbal client authorizations for the transactions. By virtue of the conduct alleged herein, Connell, directly or indirectly, singly or in concert, engaged in transactions, acts, practices and courses of business that constitute violations of Section 206(1) and Section 206(2) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

If you lost money on investments with Barry Connell and believe the investments may have been unsuitable or otherwise improper for you, we would like to discuss the possibility of your retaining our firm to represent you in an arbitration action concerning Barry Connell’s conduct. There is no charge for an evaluation of your case. Further, we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we recover money for you, we charge no attorney’s fee. Unless you recover any money, you pay us nothing, not even the costs and expenses which the firm will advance on your behalf.

Kalju Nekvasil, Esq., formerly regional counsel with the NASD, now known as FINRA, has practiced in this area of the law for more than 35 years. Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A. has recovered more than $180 million on behalf of victimized investors. If you lost money on investments with Barry Connell and would like your case evaluated by a securities attorney (again, there is no charge for an evaluation and all cases are handled on a purely contingency fee basis), please contact us.   

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