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Former Raymond James Broker, Stefan Pastor, Barred By FINRA For Allegedly Providing False Information To FINRA During Investigation Into Unauthorized Trading

Stefan Pastor (CRD # 5141819) is a former Financial Advisor at Raymond James Financial Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Stefan Pastor has been in the securities industry since 2006 and previously worked at Walnut Street Securities, Inc. and Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in September 2019, FINRA barred Stefan Pastor from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm for “providing false information to FINRA during on-the-record testimony in the course of an investigation regarding unauthorized trades he executed in the account of one of his member firm’s customers and false trade confirmations that he provided to the customer.”

For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/fda_documents/2018058316601%20Stefan%20Pastor%20CRD%205141819%20AWC%20va.pdf.

In April 2008, a client alleged “forgery in connection with unauthorized trades in her account.”  The matter settled for $60,000.

Raymond James “discharged” Stefan Pastor in April 2018 in connection with these allegations.

For a copy of Stefan Pastor’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/5141819.

Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients.  To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.  

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