Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) records indicate that Douglas P. Simanski (Simanski), a former stockbroker who was associated with NEXT Financial Group, has been permanently barred from the brokerage industry. Simanski’s record also shows 4 currently pending customer disputes, 1 prior final customer dispute and a recent employment separation after allegations.
FINRA is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. In response to FINRA charges, Simanski, without admitting or denying the findings, consented to a permanent bar from the securities industry and entry of findings that he failed to provide documents and information related to an investigation into allegations related to the conversion of funds.
Four customers of NEXT Financial have also filed arbitration claims involving Simanski, alleging sales of high risk investments, loans to customers, sale of unregistered securities and sale of fictitious investments as part of a scheme to steal money from a customer.