News Releases

Nov 14

North Texas Developer Indicted for Alleged $17 Million Real Estate Fraud

Phillip Michael Carter of Frisco was arrested Nov. 13 to face state fraud charges in connection with raising $17.5 million from nearly 100 Texas investors – many of them elderly – for real estate development projects in North Texas.

Shelley Noel Carter , Phillip Carter’s wife, was...

Nov 6

Dallas Adviser to Pay $52,569 in Fines and Reimbursed Fees

Brazos Securities Inc. of Dallas will pay a $20,000 fine to the State of Texas and pay $32,569 to a client who was charged excessive fees after being moved to an investment advisory account at the firm.

The Disciplinary Order , which Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Nov 6

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1771

In the Matter of AWS Mining PTY Ltd, Automated Web Services Mining AKA AWS Mining, Daniel Beduschi, Alexandre Campos, Jessica Nunes Sivirino, MyCoinDeal, AWS Elite, Josiah Kostek, West Texas Oilfield Cloud Miners Club and Kenneth Luster: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Nov 6

Order No. ENF-18-CDO-1772

In the Matter of EXY Crypto AKA EXECRYPTO, Morgan Nolan, Rafael Logan and Melissa Spring: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Nov 5

Order No. IC18-CAF-03

In the Matter of the Dealer Registration of Trade-PMR Inc.: Fine, Reprimand

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Oct 23

Steven Patrick Jones: Sentenced, 85 Months

Steven Patrick Jones , one of three operators of a fraudluent shipping containers scheme, was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison on Oct. 23 and ordered to pay $8.2 million in restitution.

U.S. District Judge Gray Miller of the Southern District sentenced Jones, who pleaded guilty...

Aug 7

Gabriel Claudio Jr.: Sentenced, 25 Years

Gabriel Claudio Jr., who stole millions of dollars from clients of his illegitimate financial services firm in Corpus Christi, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison on Aug. 7 and ordered to pay $2,795,254 in restitution to investors.

Claudio was sentenced in the 79th District Court...

Jul 12

Everett Craig Williams: Convicted

Everett Craig Williams was convicted on first-degree felony charges of securities fraud and theft for selling investments in a real estate program without telling investors he owed millions in civil court judgments, unpaid child support, and judgments against him in bankruptcy proceedings....


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