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2017 Texas Investor Guide

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Administrative Action Report: July-Sept. 2017

The following is the quarterly report of administrative actions and orders taken by the State Securities Board from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2017.

Michael Keith Parish: Suspended, Fined

Michael Keith Parish , a San Antonio investment adviser, was suspended for 30 days and fined $5,000...

Judge Orders $29M in Restitution in Oil and Gas Fraud Case

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Oct. 2 ordered Austin attorney Robert Allen Helms and his business partner, Janniece S. Kaelin , to pay $29 million in restitution to investors in the pair's oil-and-gas royalties scam.

Yeakel previously sentenced Helms and Kaelin to 78 months in federal...

State Regulators Taking More Actions Against Registered Firms

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reported Sept. 26 that state securities regulators took more enforcement actions against registered members of the securities industry than non-registered individuals or firms, continuing a trend that began last year.

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'Unicorn' to Pay $1.2M in Restitution to Corpus Christi Woman

The Unicorn is paying the price for his financial crimes.

Nicholas Baratoff Jr. , a resident of the coastal village of Sea Cliff, N.Y., near New York City, paid $360,000 in restitution on Sept. 6 to an elderly Corpus Christi woman who invested in projects that were supposedly operated...

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