Securities Lawyer, Lars Soreide of Soreide Law Group, PLLC, recently announced that he is investigating claims against Linsco Private Ledger (LPL Financial) for investors who have suffered losses by former LPL broker Alberto Neira.

The clients of former LPL representative Alberto Neira were solicited to invest in the now defunct Silver Oak Leasing – a business operated by Alberto Neira that was allegedly engaged in the financing of luxury cars in Southern California. These clients suffered a complete loss on their investment in Silver Oak Leasing.

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, permanently barred Albert Neira in December, 2012, for defrauding at least fourteen investors, many of whom were LPL customers at the time they were solicited to invest in Silver Oak Leasing. This is also known as a selling away scheme. The following passage is from FINRA’s website: “Between July 1, 2008, and January 18, 2011, Respondent (Neira) made recommendations that resulted in over $2 million in investments in Silver Oak to at least 14 firm customers. These investments included stock and promissory notes. The customers understood that the invested funds were to raise money for the general use of Silver Oak’s business enterprise. The sales were conducted privately and not through Respondent’s employing firm. Respondent failed to disclose these securities transactions to his firm.”

If you invested in Silver Oak Leasing with broker, Alberto Neira, or with LPL Financial, call Soreide Law Group at: 888-760-6552, or you may visit our website and complete the online form at: