News Releases

Feb 13
2020

Next Financial to Refund $500,000 to Customers, Pay $100,000 Fine

Next Financial Group Inc. of Houston agreed to refund $500,000 to customers of a former Texas agent who for five years moved clients in and out of high-cost mutual funds to generate commissions.

Next Financial Group also paid a $100,000 fine to the State of Texas for failing to properly...

Jan 21
2020

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...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Feb 13
2020

Order No. IC20-CAF-01

In the Matter of the Dealer Registration of Next Financial Group Inc.: Fine; Repayment to Customers; Reprimand

Dec 30
2019

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
2019

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

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Feb 13
2020

Charles McAllister: Sentenced to 10 Years

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Feb. 13 sentenced Charles McAllister , the CEO of Austin-based Bullion Direct Inc. , to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay $16.1 in restitution to 5,800 victims of his scheme.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Austin convicted McAllister on Oct. 4...

Jan 16
2020

James A. Reid: 6 Years Community Supervision, Restitution

James A. Reid of Cedar Park, a former stockbroker, was sentenced to six years deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $93,500 in restitution to investors in his company's short-term investments fund. Reid was sentenced Jan. 16 in the 331st District Court of Travis County. He paid $75,000 of his...
Dec 19
2019

Nathaniel A. Brooks Jr.: Sentenced to 1 Year, Restitution

Nathaniel Anthony Brooks Jr. , who pleaded guilty to a fraudulent commodity trading scheme, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison in U.S. District Court in Austin on Dec. 20. Brooks pleaded guilty in October to a charge of monetary transaction in criminally derived property...

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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.