Lengthy History of Allegations of Professional Misconduct
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Former FSC Securities Broker Sylvester Knox (CRD:#1625705) has been denied registration in Florida for misrepresenting information on his application, and also issued a cease-and-desist order by the state of Michigan for providing false information to state regulators.
Knox has 29 years of experience with eight firms, most recently with FSC Securities Corp. (2017–2018) of Short Hills, NJ; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (2000–2017) also of Short Hills, NJ; and First Union Brokerage Services of Charlotte, NC (1996–2000).
According to Knox’s FINRA BrokerCheck profile, he has a full 30 disclosures listed on his FINRA record. Twenty-five of those are customer disputes, three are regulatory actions, one is for an employment termination after allegations, and a criminal charge in 2014.
Knox has a lengthy history of client allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and unauthorized trading dating back to 1999, when he was employed with First Union Brokerage Services of Charlotte, NC.
Clients have alleged multi-millions of dollars in damages, with many of those claims denied during his employment with Merrill Lynch. A majority of the customer disputes occurred during his employment with Merrill Lynch of Short Hills, NJ, from 2000–2017.
In January 2017, Knox voluntarily resigned from Merrill Lynch after multiple client allegations of unprofessional conduct.
Knox was charged with aggravated assault resulting in bodily injury in 2014, also while employed with Merrill Lynch.
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