News Releases

Apr 15

Dennis Keith Sanders: Guilty Pleas

On February 24, 2021, Dennis Keith Sanders, from Brenham, Texas, pleaded guilty to first degree securities fraud , theft , and money laundering . He was ordered to serve ten years of deferred adjudication community supervision, conditioned on his payment of more than $400,000 in restitution. The...

Apr 1

Firm Agrees to a Refund and Fine for Unreasonable Supervisory System

Independent Financial Group, LLC, as part of a Consent Order that Texas Securities Commissioner, Travis J. Iles entered on April 1, 2021, agreed to refund $276,398.42 to the customers of a former Texas-based representative who implemented a high-risk trading strategy in leveraged exchange-traded...

Mar 18

Commissioner Stops Illegal, Fraudulent and “Dirty” Securities Offering

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an emergency cease and desist order against Larry Scott Rogers, from Montgomery and Conroe, Texas. The order accuses him of illegally and fraudulently offering securities to Texans.

The order also names D&S Recruiting DBA Legacy Leads, a...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Apr 15

Order No. ENF-21-CDO-1835

In the Matter of Dennis Keith Sanders and Southwest Resources, Inc.: Agreed Cease and Desist Order

Apr 15

Order No. REG21-CAF-02

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Registration the Investment Adviser Representative Registration of Scott Malone: Reprimand, Fine, Undertaking, and Registration Granted


Apr 1

Order No. IC21-CAF-01

In the Matter of Independent Financial Group, LLC: Undertaking and Fine

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Apr 14

Indictment Handed Up in Quesadilla Caper

On April 7, 2021, a federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of Texas handed up a now unsealed indictment against Juan Enrique Kramer, Adriana Pastor, Noel Olguin and Karina Hernandez . The indictment alleges Kramer and Pastor, his wife, promoted turnkey investments tied to Las...

Jan 20

Sarah Helen Hancock: Indicted

In January 2021, Sarah Helen Hancock was i ndicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury . She stands accused of engaging in fraud while working as an investment adviser representative and misapplying fiduciary property belonging to more than 20 different clients. The crimes allegedly occurred pursuant...

Jan 5

Bruce and Martha Pollock: Indicted

On January 5, 2021, Bruce and Martha Pollock surrendered and appeared in Harris County District Court on felony charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and securing execution of a document by deception.

The indictments allege that Bruce and Martha Pollock took $15,000.00 from an...


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