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Texas Investor Guide 2018

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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. For your free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov.

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Perpetrator of Oil and Gas Fraud Sentenced to 8 Years in Harris County

James Dean French was sentenced to eight years in state prison on June 4 after pleading guilty to first-degree felony securities fraud in connection with the sale of investments in a purported West Texas oil and gas project.

French was sentenced in the 230 th State District Court of...

Former McKinney Pastor Sentenced to 68 Years for $23 Million Fraud

Timothy Lloyd Booth, a former pastor in McKinney, was sentenced to 68 years in state prison on May 23 after his conviction in the 296th District Court of Collin County on first-degree felony charges of theft and securities fraud.

Booth, 60, stole approximately $23 million from mostly...

Texas Spearheads US-Canada Probe of Cryptocurrency Investments

The Texas State Securities Board, a leader in policing cryptocurrency-related investments, has joined more than 40 U.S. state and Canadian regulators in a coordinated investigation of fraudulent cryptocurrency-related investment products.

The North American Securities Administrators...

One Day After Order, Crypto-Mining Firm Stops U.S. Sales

The cryptocurrency mining company Bitcoin Trading & Cloud Mining Ltd. said it is no longer accepting investments from the United States. The company’s statement came less than one day after the Texas Securities Commissioner entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against the company....

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