What You Need to Know
- Gary T. Guglielmo's employment was terminated four days after he was arrested on suspicion of stalking his former girlfriend.
- He is charged with aggravated stalking, obstructing justice/witness tampering and contempt of court.
- The contempt charge, a misdemeanor, stems from his alleged violation of a temporary protection order.
A veteran advisor and broker who had worked for Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton, Florida, since 2009 was fired by the wirehouse on Monday. The development came four days after the former registered representative was arrested on suspicion of stalking his ex-girlfriend, in violation of a temporary protection order, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County court records.
Gary T. Guglielmo, 49, of Boca Raton, was charged Thursday with aggravated stalking and obstructing justice/witness tampering, both felonies, as well as contempt of court by violating an injunction providing protection to his ex-girlfriend, who had accused him of domestic violence. The latter is a misdemeanor.
“Morgan Stanley promptly terminated his employment following a review of these serious allegations,” a spokesperson for the firm said late Monday.
(Earlier, AdvisorHub reported that Morgan Stanley had placed Guglielmo on administrative leave while it reviewed the charges.)
Jonathan Kaplan, Guglielmo’s attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.
Guglielmo was released on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 29, according to court records.