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Emergency Action Filed Against Dallas-Area Investment Promoter

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order on Aug. 15 that requires Bobby Eugene Guess , an unregistered investment promoter, to stop engaging in fraud in marketing promissory notes tied to a wide array of businesses.

The emergency order cites...

15-Year Sentence for $5 Million Stock-Trading Scam

Enticed by the promise of quick profits, investors in and around the small South Texas town of Alice sunk at least $5 million into Michael Anthony Collins ’ stock-trading operation only to see their money stolen outright or used to fund a Ponzi scheme.

Collins pleaded guilty to charges...

Administrative Action Report: April-June 2016

The following are summaries of administrative actions and orders taken from April 1 through June 30, 2016.

Fuller Capital Management: Fine, Reprimand

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan on May 11 entered a Disciplinary Order that reprimanded and fined Fuller Capital Management of...

Houston Investment Adviser Sanctioned for Violations of 'Custody Rule'

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan on May 23 entered a Consent Order against Post Oak Investment Management Inc. , a Houston investment adviser.

Post Oak Investment Management paid a $1,000 fine and was reprimanded for violating the State Securities Board’s “custody rule,” which...

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