fbpx

INVESTOR ALERT – Cetera Advisors LLC Financial Advisor, Donna Hines, Has Four Customer Complaints

Donna J. Hines is a Financial Advisor at Cetera Advisors LLC in Weston, WV.  Donna Hines has been in the securities industry since 2000 and previously worked at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Sammons Securities Cmpany in Ann Arbor and Investment Planners, Inc. in Weston, NY. 

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Donna Hines has 1 pending and 3 settled customer complaints disclosed on her CRD.  The allegations are as follows: 

  • June 2018 – “CLIENTS CLAIM VAGUE ALLEGATIONS OF UNSUITABLE INVESTMENTS 2005-2018 ALONG WITH NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF FIDICUARY DUTY, MISREPRESENTATIONS AND CONSTRUCTIVE/COMMON LAW FRAUD.”  Alleged damages are $142,026.
  • December 2015 – “CLAIMANT ALLEGED MISREPRESENTATION, OMISSISIONS, NEGLIGENCE, BREACHES RELATED TO THE RECEIPT OF VARIOUS ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS FROM INHERITED ASSETS IN APPROXIMATELY 2011 ($340,000).”  Settled for $100,000.
  • December 2015 – “CLAIMANTS ALLEGED MISREPRESENTATION, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE, AND BREACHES RELATED TO VARIOUS ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS…”  Settled for $100,000.

In addition, Donna Hines filed for bankruptcy in January 2019.     

For a copy of the Donna Hines CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/4275524#disclosuresSection

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.  

The Wolper Law Firm represents investors nationwide in securities litigation and arbitration on a contingency fee basis.  Matt Wolper, the Managing Principal of the Wolper Law Firm, is a trial lawyer who has handled hundreds of securities cases during his career involving a wide range of products, strategies and securities.  Prior to representing investors, he was a partner with a national law firm, where he represented some of the largest banks and brokerage firms in the world in securities matters.  We can be reached at 800.931.8452 or by email at mwolper@wolperlawfirm.com.

Attorney Matthew Wolper

Attorney Matthew WolperMatt Wolper is a trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolper has handled hundreds of securities matters nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolper has handled and tried cases involving complex financial products and strategies ranging from traditional stocks and bonds to options, margin and other securities-based lending products, closed/open-end mutual funds, structured products, hedge funds, and penny stocks. [Attorney Bio]