News Releases

Jun 8
2018

How Did You Ever Hold a Family Reunion Without the 'Texas Investor Guide'?

The Texas State Securities Board distributes thousands of copies of its Texas Investor Guide each year to individuals, associations, community organizations, and families. A few dozen of the nearly 4,000 copies we've distributed so far in 2018 have gone to families who plan to hand them out...

Jun 5
2018

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...

May 24
2018

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...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

May 15
2018

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

May 8
2018

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1763

In the Matter of Forex EA & Bitcoin Investment LLC AKA My Forex EA & Bitcoin Investment LLC AKA My Forex EA, James Butcher and Richard Dunn: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

May 8
2018

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1762

In the Matter of Bitcoin Trading & Cloud Mining Limited AKA BTCRUSH, Jaylon Cross, Bruce Rodgerson, Robin Lozinski and Thomas A. Johnson: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jun 5
2018

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...

May 24
2018

Timothy Lloyd Booth: Sentenced, 68 years

Timothy Lloyd Booth of Plano, who once served as a pastor at a church 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...

Mar 1
2018

William Austin Allen, David Alan Wolchansky: Indicted

William Allen and David Wolchansky were indicted March 1 in Collin County on first-degree felony charges of money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property in connection with the sale of investments in a natural gas project in Mansfield.

Allen and Wolchansky, the owners of...

Publications

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A Salute to Smart Investing

To help active military members achieve financial security, Salute covers investment "basic training," retirement planning, avoiding scams – and much more

 

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It's Your Financial Life

Young workers of the world, invest! Your Financial Life cuts through the thicket of financial jargon and products as you begin managing your own finances.