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This blog is written by Robert H. Rex, Esq. who is a securities attorney and a passionate advocate for investors rights. With over 30 years of legal experience, 25 of which have dealt almost exclusively with the recovery of stockmarket and investment losses for mostly elderly clients, he and his... More
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  • Suit Filed Against NEXT Financial Group & Heidi Wivolin  0 comments
    Feb 21, 2014 12:02 PM

    On February 19. 2014, Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss of West Palm Beach, FL, and Dickenson Murphy Rex & Sloan of Boca Raton, FL, filed a complaint against FINRA registered broker-dealer NEXT Financial Servicesand local resident Heidi Wivolin, a registered broker with NEXT.

    The case , PASI MARTIN; CITY-RAKENNUS MARTIN OY, a foreign entity; CITY-AIR OY, a foreign entity; GPW INTERNATIONAL, INC. , a foreign entity; JALKARNNAN KAUPPAKESKUS OY, a foreign entity; and OCTOPUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. , a Florida corporation vs. NEXT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. , a Texas corporation, and HEIDI WIVOLIN, Case # 2014a002961XXXXMBAD, was filed in the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.

    The case seeks damages in excess of $15,000 on behalf of Pasi Martin, a Finnish citizen, another Finnish citizen and several other Finnish and Florida entities. The complaint alleges that since 2009, Martin and his co-plaintiffs entrusted millions of dollars to NEXT Financial, through their broker/agent Wivolin, which operated an office in Manalapan, FL. The Plaintiffs were told the funds were invested in municipal bonds.

    Recently Wivolin and Shawn O'Sullivan, who operated FirsTrust Investmentsfrom the same location as the NEXT Financial office, admitted to Martin that the purported municipal bond portfolio was actually a fiction and that all the monies had been lost in a number of unauthorized investments.

    The complaint further alleges that Wivolin, who is fluent in Finnish and a well known member of the Lake Worth Finnish community, capitalized on that fact to mislead Mr. Martin, who does not speak English.

    It is anticipated that other defendants may be named in the near future.

    Nationwide representation.

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    561-391-1900

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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