Investors who believe they were defrauded or had they accounts mishandled by Anthony Liddle of Wausau, Wisconsin, may have legal claims, including possible claims for unsuitable recommendations or for misrepresentations, if the nature of the investments recommended by Liddle was misrepresented or if Liddle solicited money under false pretenses.
In January, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Liddle with allegedly defrauding at least 13 investment advisory clients of approximately $1.9 million. The SEC’s complaint alleges that Liddle, while acting as an investment advisor, made misrepresentations to clients, many of whom were seniors. Liddle purportedly directed some investment advisory clients to send money directly to his investment advisory company, where Liddle allegedly misappropriated client funds and never invested the money on his clients’ behalf. The SEC’s complaint is accessible here. LiddleSECComplaint
Earlier, in June 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) barred Liddle (CRD#: 5478479) from associating with any FINRA member at any time after Liddle reportedly refused to provided information in its investigation to reports that Liddle allegedly borrowed more than $1.8 million from at least 13 of his customers while he was associated with his member firm, according to FINRA. The FINRA bar is accessible here. LiddleAWC