Former Newbridge Securities Corporation broker Brian Berger plead guilty to three counts of wire fraud in 2017. In connection with that plea, Berger admitted that between April 2013 and September 2015, he engaged in a scheme to defraud clients and used his position to either transfer money from client investment accounts or convince clients to give him money to invest in a non-existent business. Upon pleading guilty to the charges, Berger was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
According to FINRA records, he has been permanently barred from acting as a broker. Meyer Wilson is interested in speaking with investors who have complaints connected to their investments with Brian Berger.
Throughout his 15-year career in the securities industry, Berger worked for a number of different FINRA member firms, including MetLife Securities, Wells Fargo Advisors, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Citigroup Global Markets, and, most recently, Newbridge Securities. According to his BrokerCheck report, he was on the receiving end of four client complaints and previously had been fired from his position at MetLife Securities in 2015 for failure to follow company policies regarding customer signatures on account documents.
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