Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. Was Arrested After Authorities Say He Stole More Than $350,000 From an Elderly Investor
The Sonn Law Group is currently investigating former broker Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. He is accused of stealing money from an elderly customer. If you or your loved one suffered losses working with Mr Bourgeois Jr., we want to discuss your case. Please contact us at 866–827–3202 for a free initial consultation.
Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. (CRD#: 2145555) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor. From May 2015 to April 2019, Mr. Bourgeois Jr. was employed at Commonwealth Financial Network in Metairie, Louisiana. He previously served as a representative for LPL Financial.
On April 1st, 2019, Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. was terminated by Commonwealth Financial Network after he allegedly “borrowed money” from an investor in violation of FINRA Rule 3240 and brokerage firm policy. Notably, in April, Mr. Bourgeois Jr. was arrested by law enforcement authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on charges that he stole more than $350,000 from a 78-year-old investor.
Barred Broker: Financial Advisor Benjamin Bourgeois Jr.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority launched its own investigation into the allegations that former Louisiana broker Benjamin Bourgeois Jr. stole money from an elderly investor. On May 28th, 2019, the agency announced that this broker knowingly declined to provide documents, financial records, and testimony (№20190621621–01). Failure to provide information when requested is a violation of FINRA Rule 8210. As a result, Mr. Bourgeois Jr. has now been barred from the securities industry.
Jeffrey R. Sonn is an experienced investment fraud lawyer. If you or your elderly loved one suffered losses as a result of broker fraud or financial advisor theft, Mr. Sonn is here to help. For a free, no obligation review of your case, please contact us today.