New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Zamansky LLC announces that it has filed a Second Amended Statement of Claim in a FINRA arbitration against First Allied Securities Inc. (“First Allied”), on behalf of an elderly divorced woman to add her as a claimant. The additional investor-claimant was a client of the same First Allied financial advisor, Cynthia Mary Couyoumjian, who was located in Irvine, California. The case is FINRA No. 13-001781.
The Second Amended Statement of Claim (the "Claim") in the arbitration alleges that Couyoumjian recommended and sold to her clients unsuitable private investments in venture capital funds offered by Advanced Equities Inc. ("AEI"), the defunct brokerage firm, in the form of AEI LLC interests. The Claim also alleges that Couyoumjian recommended unsuitable tenants in common real estate partnerships, and the IMH Secured Leasing Fund. The Claim also alleges that Couyoumjian engaged in “selling away” violations by recommending risky mortgage refinances and the purchase of rental properties through which the advisor earned fees.
According to stock fraud attorney Jake Zamansky, “private investments are risky and illiquid and often not suitable or appropriate for income-seeking retirees. They also are more ripe for abuse by aggressive brokers looking to earn fees and sales commissions, regardless of whether the investment is appropriate or not for the investor,” Zamansky states. Additionally, “investors should be very cautious when financial advisors recommend mortgages or borrowing for the purpose of making investments,” Zamansky states.
What Investors Can Do
If you invested through First Allied Securities, and would like to have your account reviewed or discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you, email jake(at)zamansky(dot)com or call the law firm at (212) 742-1414.
About Zamansky LLC
Zamansky LLC is one of the leading securities fraud law firms specializing in securities class actions and FINRA securities arbitration. We are stock fraud attorneys who represent both individual and institutional investors. Our practice is nationally recognized for our ability to aggressively prosecute cases and recover losses.
To learn more about Zamansky, please visit our website, http://www.zamansky.com.
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