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2017 Texas Investor Guide

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Lawrence Allen DeShetler, an investment adviser and former certified financial planner in The Woodlands, pleaded guilty to mail fraud June 8 in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced.

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Unregistered Dallas Firm Agrees to Halt Stock Sales

Dback Capital Inc . of Dallas and its president, Kenneth Edward Shelton , agreed to stop violating the law by selling stock in two companies to Texas residents.

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered the Agreed and Cease Desist Order on May 22.

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