News Releases

Jul 19

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...

Jul 12

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...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Jul 11

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1765

In the Matter of Symatri LLC FKA Sivitas LLC, Mintage Mining LLC, BC Holdings and Investments LLC DBA Mintage Mining, Social Membership Network Holding LLC, NUI Social LLC, Darren Loayan, Wyatt McCullough and William Douglas Whetsell: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Jul 10

Order No. REG18-CAF-02

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Registration of Sunlight Investments: Reprimand; Fine; Registration Granted

May 15

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1764

In the Matter of Wind Wide Coin AKA WWC Inc., Charles Roman, Fred Andrew, and John Anny: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jul 12

Everett Craig Williams: Convicted

Everett Craig Williams was convicted on first-degree felony charges of securities fraud and theft for selling investments in a real estate program without telling investors he owed millions in civil court judgments, unpaid child support, and judgments against him in bankruptcy proceedings....

Jul 3

Bob Guess: Sentenced, 12 Years

Bobby Eugene Guess of Frisco was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on July 3 for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars in securities in a worthless internet company.

Guess pleaded guilty to securities fraud in May in the 296th State District Court of Collin County. A Collin...

Jun 5

James Dean French: Sentenced, 8 Years

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...


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