News Releases

Apr 18

Mind Your P's: Investment Pitches, People, and Products to Avoid

This Investor Alert is based on the State Securities Board's updated report on Scams and Unsuitable Investments

Certain types of investments—even if they are legitimate—should always raise red flags. If an investment seems overly complicated, promises large returns with minimal risk, or...

Apr 11

LPL Pays $450,000 to Texas for Selling Unregistered Securities

LPL Financial LLC will pay a $450,000 fine to the State of Texas and repurchase certain securities it sold to investors, Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles announced April 11.

The Consent Order with Texas is part of national settlement between state securities regulators and...

Apr 10

Order: Crypto and Forex Firm Trading Mostly in Falsehoods

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles took emergency action April 9 to stop an international offering of cryptocurrency and foreign currency investments by a company using a phony address and falsely claiming it is registered as a broker-dealer and investment adviser.


Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Apr 9

Order No. ENF-19-CDO-1776

In the Matter of FxBitGlobe AKA FX Bit Globe Limited AKA FxBitGlobe Trading Company FKA Fidelity Trading Company: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Apr 1

Order No. REG19-CAF-03

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Registration of Integrity RIA LLC: Fine, Reprimand

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Mar 12

William Neil Gallagher: Indicted

William Neil “Doc” Gallagher , who promoted his investment business on Christian radio and in books like “Jesus Christ, Money Master,” was arrested March 8 on first-degree state felony charges of securities fraud and money laundering in Dallas County. Prosecutors disclosed the arrest on March...

Feb 19

Christopher Matthew Meredith: Indicted

Christopher Matthew Meredith was indicted Feb. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on charges that he defrauded individuals in Brenham who invested in a company Meredith said would open medical marijuana dispensaries in conjunction with the federal government....

Dec 17

James A. Reid: Indicted

A Travis County grand jury on Dec. 17 indicted James A. Reid , a former stockbroker in Austin, on first-degree felony charges of securities fraud, money laundering, and theft in connection with a short-term investments fund he operated at his company, Reid Capital LLC .

Reid sold...


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