Wedbush Securities Terminated Financial Advisor Timothy Podell For Allegedly Engaging In “Discretionary Trading In Multiple Accounts Without Discretionary Forms On File”
Timothy Podell (CRD #2691011) was a former Financial Advisor at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles, California. Timothy Podell currently works for Western International Securities. Timothy Podell has been in the securities industry since 1996 and previously worked at AG Edwards.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), on June 4, 2019, Wedbush Securities discharged Timothy Podell for allegedly engaging in “discretionary trading in multiple accounts without discretionary forms on file.”
Before executing a trade, the law requires that your financial advisor obtain prior authorization from the account owner or his or her written designee. Failure to obtain prior authorization may provide you with a claim to recover any attending losses and a return of all commissions charged. Financial advisors who engage in unauthorized trading often do so in order to generate a commission.
This is the second time that Timothy Podell has been discharged by an employer. In 2007, AG Edwards terminated him after receiving “verbal complaint alleging unauthorized trading.” In addition, Timothy Podell was the subject of two customer complaints in 2005 and 2006, both of which were closed with no action taken.
For a copy of Timothy Podell’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/2691011#disclosuresSection.
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