News Releases

Jul 20
2017

San Antonio Investment Adviser Suspended, Fined

Michael Keith Parish , a San Antonio investment adviser, has been suspended for 30 days and fined $5,000 for for violating Texas State Securities Board rules regarding custody of client funds.

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered the Disciplinary Order on July 18.

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Jun 30
2017

Administrative Action Report April-June 2017

The following are summaries of administrative actions and orders taken from April 1 through June 30, 2017.

Trevor M. Carney: Fined, Reprimanded

Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered a Disciplinary Order on June 21 that fined and reprimanded Trevor M. Carney , a securities agent in...

Jun 8
2017

Houston-Area Adviser Pleads Guilty in $1.9 Million Fraud

Lawrence Allen DeShetler, an investment adviser and former certified financial planner in The Woodlands, pleaded guilty to mail fraud June 8 in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced.

DeShetler fraudulently obtained $1.9 million from five...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Jul 18
2017

Order No. IC17-CAF-03

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Registration of Michael Keith Parish: Suspension, Fine

Jun 21
2017

Order No. REG17-CAF-05

In the Matter of the Agent Registration of Trevor M. Carney: Fine, Reprimand

Jun 19
2017

Order No. IC17-CAF-02

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Registration of Provident Capital Management Inc.: Suspension, Fine

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jul 6
2017

Jeffrey Ray Filla: 10 Years Probation

Jeffrey Ray Filla of Richmond on July 6 was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $807,054 in restitution to investors in his commodities trading program.

Filla pleaded guilty to misapplication of fiduciary property in Fort Bend County District Court. He was...

Jun 29
2017

Arthur P. Wilson: Sentenced, 8 Years

Arthur P. Wilson of Addison, who sold approximately $400,000 in fraudulent investments in non-existent oil and gas drilling projects, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and was sentenced to eight years in state prison on June 29 in Collin County State District Court.

Wilson, the founder...

Jun 8
2017

Lawrence Allen DeShetler: Guilty Plea

Lawrence Allen DeShetler, an investment adviser and former certified financial planner in The Woodlands, pleaded guilty to mail fraud June 8 in U.S. District Court in Beaumont.

DeShetler fraudulently obtained $1.9 million from five clients of his advisory business, DeShetler &...

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