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Fitzpatricks v. AXA Advisors

Representative Cases – A FINRA arbitration panel awarded $3.2 Million to an Alleghany County egg-farming family swindled in a variable annuity and life insurance scheme promoted by a former AXA financial advisor who was recently convicted for stealing from another elderly AXA client. The Whitesville, NY, victims were represented in the arbitration proceeding by the Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane. The award is believed to be the largest ever paid in upstate New York and also the largest imposed on AXA in arbitration. The elderly victims oversaw the successful Fitzpatrick Poultry Farm in Whitesville, NY, for many years before suffering millions of dollars in damages at the hands of AXA and its financial advisor, Francesco Puccio, formerly of Webster, NY. Puccio was affiliated with the AXA office in Rochester.