Former RBC and Ameriprise securities broker Scott Jay Matalon of Jericho, New York was recently barred from the industry by FINRA, a securities regulator. The Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent states that Mr. Matalon failed to produce documents or information in response to an investigation regarding an arbitration Statement of Claim which was filed.
Mr. Matalon’s FINRA Brokercheck report lists a criminal charge, as well as a customer complaint seeking $2,500,000 in damages. The Brokercheck description of the customer complaint references allegations of conversion of funds from the now deceased customer.
Firms that employ securities salespersons can be held liable for the conversion (theft) of customer funds even if the firm claims that its supervisors were not aware of the theft. Please read here about broker theft and failure to supervise. If you were a victim of a financial advisor who stole funds from your accounts or investments, please contact our securities fraud lawyers for a free consultation about your case.