Malecki Law Announces an Amendment to the Civil Complaint with FINRA Against MetLife Securities, Inc. in Connection with Alleged Ponzi Schemer Robert H. Van Zandt

March 7, 2012

Malecki Law announces the filing of an Amended Statement of Claim against MetLife Securities in connection with the real estate investments solicited by Robert H. Van Zandt of The Van Zandt Agency in the Bronx, NY as part of an alleged Ponzi scheme currently under investigation by the New York State Attorney General's Office.

This past December, Malecki Law announced the filing of a civil arbitration complaint with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority against MetLife Securities for more than $4 million on behalf of twenty-four investors. The attorneys at Malecki Law continue to take calls and anticipate either adding future victims to the existing claim or commencing a second action, if necessary.

In the following months, many more investors contacted the attorneys at Malecki Law requesting to be part of that action. So, on March 5, 2012, Malecki Law amended their complaint with FINRA to add an additional nineteen investors to the action. In total, Malecki Law's forty-three clients have suffered losses of over $9.2 million as a result of their investments through Mr. Van Zandt and the Van Zandt Agency.

We urge anyone with knowledge about the Van Zandt Agency or MetLife Securities supervision (or lack thereof) over the office to contact us. Investors or employees with knowledge of the events at the Van Zandt Agency who seek further information or want to explore their rights should contact Malecki Law by e-mail or phone. Malecki Law has a uniquely diverse background with significant experience representing clients in securities and investment fraud issues and is "AV Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell. Malecki Law hosts a website providing information and resources dedicated to the securities industry: www.AboutSecuritiesLaw.com. Please contact Jenice L. Malecki, Esq., MALECKI LAW, 11 Broadway, Suite 715, New York, NY 10004, Telephone: (212) 943-1233, Facsimile: (212) 943-1238, E-Mail: Jenice@MaleckiLaw.com.