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.
Simanski was registered with NEXT Financial Group from August 1999 through June 2016.
If you believe you may have been the victim of misconduct by Simanski or another stockbroker or financial advisor, and suffered significant losses are a result, you may be able to recover your losses in FINRA arbitration or in a lawsuit. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact a securities arbitration lawyer at Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. at (866) 966-9598 (toll free call) or firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-cost, confidential consultation.