News Releases

Jan 21

Tin Is Traditional For 10th Anniversary. We Got You Something Better.

Tin and aluminum are traditional for a 10th anniversary, but we got you a book: The 10th anniversary edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud .

As always, it is free upon request, and you can obtain copies by providing a mailing...

Jan 14

Top Threats to Investors in 2020 — And How to Avoid Them

Certain types of investments—and investment promoters—should always get your common sense tingling.

Recognizing fraudulent and inappropriate investments is one part of the equation for safe investing. Knowing what to do — the questions to ask, the steps to take — is the second. As you...

Dec 31

Order: Unregistered Sugar Land Promoter Offering Guaranteed Forex Returns

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles took emergency action Dec. 30 to stop an unregistered Sugar Land investment promoter from offering guaranteed returns through the trading of foreign currencies.

According to the Emergency Cease and Desist Order , Onoriode Ikimi , who also goes...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Dec 30

Order No. ENF-CDO-20-1796

In the Matter of Inkprint Finance; Onoriode Ikimi AKA Steve Ikimi; and Kevin Flores AKA Kevin Ulises Flores Santos: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Nov 22

Order No. ENF-CDO-20-1792

In the Matter of U.S. Energy Assets LLC; Texas Victory Joint Venture; Timeless Protect LLC; Raymond Leslie Boykin; Mark Taylor; Duane Lee; Sunil Joseph AKA Joseph Sunil; and Paul James: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Nov 22

Order No. ENF-CDO-20-1795

In the Matter of Travco Oil and Gas LLC; Travis Jordan; Tom Darcy; Timeless Protect LLC; Duane Lee; Sunil Joseph AKA Joseph Sunil; and Paul James: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Dec 18

Ekeoma Jerry Onyeukwu: Indicted

A U.S. DIstrict Court grand jury in Austin on Dec. 17 indicted Ekeoma Jerry Onyeukwu , a resident of Nigeria who spoofed the Texas State Securities Board website to make it appear individuals who lost money in the worldwide BitConnect cryptocurrency fraud were eligible for partial refunds....

Oct 4

Charles McAllister: Convicted

A jury in U.S. District Court in Austin on Oct. 4 convicted Charles McAllister , the former CEO and owner of the Austin-based precious metals firm Bullion Direct Inc. , of two counts of wire fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction with criminally derived property.


Jul 17

Daniel Christopher Walsh: Indicted (Harris County)

A Harris County grand jury indicted Daniel Christopher Walsh July 17 on first degree felony charges of securities fraud, money laundering, and theft in connection with the sale of investments in oil wells that were supposed to be drilled in Galveston County.

The indictments were handed...


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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.