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Texas Investor Guide 2018

2018 Texas Investor Guide

The Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud is fully updated with new information about investing and how to avoid financial fraud. It is also available in Spanish. For free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov.

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Perpetrator of Real Estate Fraud Sentenced in Nueces County to 20 Years

Everett Craig Williams was sentenced to 20 years in state prison on July 18 and ordered to pay $189,000 in restitution to investors in a fraudulent real estate program with victims in Nueces, Collin, and Harris counties.

Judge Bobby Galvan of the 94th State District Court of Nueces...

Emergency Action Targets Promoters of Crypto-Mining Investments

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles took emergency action July 11 to stop a network of companies from fraudulently offering cryptocurrency-related investments to Texas residents.

The companies named in the Emergency Cease and Desist Order are controlled by Darren Olayan of Lehi...

Mid-Year Enforcement Highlights: Crypto Scams, Oilfield Fraud, Millions Stolen From Investors in Media Company

In the first six months of 2018, the Texas State Securities Board continued its national leadership role in protecting investors from fraudulent cryptocurrency-related investment products.

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered nine administrative orders against some of the...

Bob Guess, Author of 'Robbed With A Pen Again,' Sentenced to 12 Years

Bobby Eugene Guess, who at one time touted his investment skills through a radio show called “Dollars & Sense” and with in-person financial seminars, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on July 3 for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars in securities in a worthless internet company....

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