Jun 5

A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on June 5 indicted three North Texas men on securities fraud and other charges related to an oil and gas scheme.

Bruce Kyle Griffith of Dallas, David Kevin Lewis (a/k/a David Shane Lewis) of Rockwall, and Thomas A. Markham of Plano allegedly sold units of interest in well drilling projects run by Always Consulting Inc. (ACI).

The indictment charges the three men with defrauding investors in oil and gas projects, including a 20-well drilling project to be located in the Osage Nation Reservation in Oklahoma.

ACI raised more than $2.2 million from investors for the Oklahoma project, but failed to drill wells or return investors' money. Griffith, Lewis, and Markham each have federal convictions for fraud-related offenses, none of which were disclosed to ACI investors.