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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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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....

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 230th State District Court of...

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