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Financial Advisor Anthony DiDonna Barred by FINRA

Anthony DiDonna (CRD#: 7283414) was previously dually registered as a Broker and Investment Advisor.

Broker’s Background

He entered the securities industry in 2020 and previously worked for Equitable Advisors, LLC.

Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in December 2021, FINRA sanctioned Anthony DiDonna, permanently barring him from all capacities indefinitely beginning March 17, 2022. The FINRA sanction states, “Respondent DiDonna failed to respond to FINRA requests for information.”

In addition, Anthony DiDonna has been the subject of one customer complaint and an employment disclosure:

  • April 2021 — “Clients allege that they did not authorize transfers from their accounts to fund new investments that were unauthorized. Clients further allege that signatures on account opening documents were forged.” The customer dispute is pending.
  • April 2021 — “RR discharged due to unauthorized transactions and misappropriation of client funds.” Anthony DiDonna was discharged by Equitable Advisors, LLC.

For a copy of Anthony DiDonna’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.

We Help Investors Recover Investment Losses

FINRA regulations require that a customer’s written authorization is required before a broker-dealer can carry out transactions in the customer’s account. In addition, the broker-dealer’s member firm needs to approve the broker-dealer’s authorization. These measures are intended to protect the customer. Discretionary trading allows the broker-dealer to unilaterally decide to buy or sell securities at any price and not have to check with the client first. Exercising discretion without authorization can be costly to investors, and broker-dealers and their member firms, too.

In addition, to the extent a Financial Advisor converts client assets during the course and scope of his employment and/or registration with the brokerage firm, that brokerage firm may be held liable for any attendant losses.

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