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Securities fraud attorneys are currently investigating claims on behalf of investors who suffered significant losses as a result of doing business with Thomas O. Mikolasko, a former HFP Capital Markets broker. Specifically, the investigations are looking into whether HFP Capital Markets provided adequate supervision over Mikolasko when he allegedly caused certain material omissions and misrepresentations of material facts to be made regarding the sale of “Senior Secured Zero Coupon Notes.”

Recovery of Losses Sustained in Senior Secured Zero Coupon Notes

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement which stated, “Mikolasko was an investment banker at HFP who engaged in activity to facilitate the firm’s sale of $3 million in ‘Senior Secured Zero Coupon Notes’ sold to 58 customers of HFP for an entity known as Metals Millings and Mining LLC (‘MMM’). The notes defaulted and investors were not repaid either principal or a promised 100 percent return. Mikolasko allegedly caused material misrepresentations and omissions of material facts to be made in connection with the firm’s sales of the offering. Mikolasko also allegedly participated in various roles to facilitate the offering even though he knew or should have known that HFP had conducted inadequate due diligence concerning the offering and that the due diligence the firm had conducted identified significant ‘red flags’ as to the facts and circumstances of the offering.”

Mikolasko was suspended for 18 months from associating in any capacity with any FINRA member firm and fined $75,000 for his alleged conduct. However, stock fraud lawyers say that clients of Mikolasko may be able to recover losses through securities arbitration.

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