Dec 17
2008

Ronald Keith Owens

Ronald Keith Owens of Mineral Wells, TX, was sentenced December 17, 2008, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Cause No. 3-08CR-243-M, after previously pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. Owens sold...

Nov 20
2008

Saulo Abraham Muñoz

Saulo Abraham Muñoz of El Paso, TX, was sentenced November 20, 2008, in the 41st District Court, El Paso County, Cause No. 2007-ODO-0480, after pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud. Muñoz offered and sold securities, representing to pool investors' funds into the stock market....

Nov 18
2008

Edward Digges

Edward Digges of Cambridge, MD, James Oglethorpe Bowling of Dallas, TX, and George Neil Elliott of Belton, TX, were indicted November 18, 2008, by the Grand Jury of the 219th District Court of Collin Co., TX, in Cause Nos. 219-82769-08, 219-82768-08 and 219-82771-08 for the charge of engaging...

Oct 27
2008

Melissa Marie Ramon

Melissa Marie Ramon , 33, of Bellaire, Texas was indicted by a grand jury on October 27, 2008, in connection with her alleged operation of a fraudulent investment scheme in a company known as JaxTrece. Ms. Ramon was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud and 3 counts of mail fraud. Alleged...

Oct 20
2008

Chris Fraley

Chris Fraley of Houston, TX, was indicted October 20, 2008, by the Grand Jury of Harris Co., TX, in Cause No. 1188310 for the charge of theft in the aggregate. Fraley allegedly appropriated money by deception in connection with the offer and sale of interests in an oil and gas lease from March...

Oct 6
2008

Benny Lynn Holland

Benny Lynn Holland , of Katy, Texas, pled guilty in the 91st District Court of Eastland County, Texas, to one count of selling unregistered securities in CR-05-20773 and to one count of selling securities without being registered as a dealer or agent in CR-04-20774. Holland sold securities that...

Sep 25
2008

Richard Allen Wilson

Richard Allen Wilson , of Pearland, Texas, was indicted on September 25, 2008 for acting as a dealer/agent without registration and selling unregistered securities. Both indictments involve the sale of interests in Brazos Valley Capital, LLC, and each indictment has multiple victims. David...

Sep 4
2008

Stephen B. Jones

Stephen B. Jones , of Corpus Christi, Texas, was indicted on September 4, 2008, by a Grand Jury in Nueces County, Texas, in Cause Nos. 08-CR-2903-A, 08-CR-2906-A, 08-CR-2907-A, and 08-CR2908-A, on charges of securities fraud, the sale of unregistered securities, the sale of securities without a...

Sep 2
2008

George O. Houseman

George O. Houseman , of Carrollton, Texas, pled guilty on September 2, 2008, in Collin County, Texas, to a felony information charging him with engaging in fraud in connection with the sale of securities, working interests in oil and/or gas leases in the state of Texas, in an amount of $100,000...

Jul 22
2008

Dean Lee Elliott

Dean Lee Elliott , of Dallas, Texas, was charged with engaging in fraud in connection with the sale of securities in Cause No. 219-81596-08 in an indictment handed down by a Collin County Grand Jury on July 22, 2008. The indictment alleges Elliott sold working interests to the public in oil and...

Jul 1
2008

Ulric Jack Sweesy

Ulric Jack Sweesy , aka Jack Taylor, of Richardson, Texas, was sentenced on July 1, 2008 to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $63,095,560.32 to defrauded investors. Sweesy previously pled guilty to mail fraud on October 24, 2007, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District...

Jul 1
2008

Blake Lang Cummings

Blake Lang Cummings , of Lucas, Texas, was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $50,219,049.00 to defrauded investors. Cummings previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud on July 31, 2007, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas...

Jun 6
2008

David Allan Hilburn

David Allan Hilburn , of Missouri City, Texas, was convicted of securities fraud on June 6, 2008, in the 339th District Court of Harris County, Texas, Cause No. 1131000. Hilburn, a disbarred lawyer from Louisiana, operated Brazos Valley Capital, an investment fund that was marketed to senior...

May 14
2008

Samuel Longoria

Samuel Longoria , of Mercedes, Texas, was indicted on May 14, 2008, in the 107th District Court of Cameron County, Texas, Cause No. 08-CR-00000953, on charges of theft by deception, misapplication of fiduciary property, the sale of unregistered securities, the sale of securities without a...

May 14
2008

William Everett Durkee

William Everett Durkee , of Dallas, Texas, and St. Petersburg, Florida, pled guilty to securities fraud in the 366th District Court of Collin County, Texas, Cause No. 366-82428-07 on May 14, 2008. Durkee had been charged with selling working interests in oil and gas leases to investors in Texas...

Apr 29
2008

William Leon Fenoglio and Jamalyn Jones Fenoglio

William Leon Fenoglio and Jamalyn Jones Fenoglio , of Bowie, Texas, were both indicted on one charge of theft against an elderly individual on April 29, 2008, in the 142nd District Court of Midland County, Texas, Cause Nos. CR34548 and CR34549 respectively. William Fenoglio, a licensed...

Apr 29
2008

Mark Wayne Jaster

Mark Wayne Jaster , of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced on April 29, 2008, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division, Cause No. 5:07CR10, after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud. Doing business as InvestWise, Inc., InvestedWise, LLC, JA Financial...

Apr 10
2008

Kenneth William

Kenneth William Elgin, of Tyler, Texas, doing business as West Coast Resources, Inc. and Trinidad Exploration, Inc., was sentenced on April 10, 2008, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Cause No. 6:07cr43, after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Elgin raised $805,000 from...

Apr 8
2008

Richard T. Ranspot

Richard T. Ranspot of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced on April 8, 2008, in the 366th District Court of Collin County, Texas, Cause No. 366-82429-07, after pleading guilty to securities fraud, with the amount involved over $100,000. As a sales agent for Aransas Oil Company, Inc.; Mineral Leases of...

Apr 2
2008

George Neil Elliott

George Neil Elliott , of Belton, Texas, was charged with money laundering in an amount exceeding $200,000, sale of securities by an unregistered dealer or agent, and the sale of unregistered securities in Cause Nos. 62785, 62786, and 62787 in three separate indictments handed down by a Bell...

Mar 26
2008

William L. Fenoglio

William L. Fenoglio , of Bowie, Texas, was charged with securities fraud in an aggregate amount exceeding $100,000 in Cause No. CR12968 in an indictment handed down by an Erath County Grand Jury on March 26, 2008. The indictment alleges that Fenoglio offered for sale "Security Agreements"...

Mar 24
2008

James O. Bowling

James O. Bowling , of Dallas, Texas, was charged with selling unregistered securities in Cause No. F-0800353-GJR in an indictment handed down by a Dallas County Grand Jury on March 24, 2008. The indictment alleges that Bowling offered for sale and sold a POS Terminal Equipment Investment...

Mar 19
2008

Frank Boyd Harrison

Frank Boyd Harrison , of Selma, Texas, was sentenced on March 19, 2008, in the 290th District Court of Bexar County, Texas, Cause No. 2007-CR-10684, after pleading no contest to the sale of securities by an unregistered dealer or agent and the sale of unregistered securities. Harrison raised...

Feb 14
2008

James O. Bowling

James O. Bowling , of Dallas, Texas, was indicted on February 14, 2008, in the 282nd District Court of Dallas County, Texas, Cause Nos. F-0800155-GJR, F-0800156-GJR, and F-0800175-GJR, on charges of securities fraud. Bowling allegedly engaged in fraud in connection with the offer for sale and...

Feb 13
2008

James Howard Vann

James Howard Vann , of Laguna Vista, Texas, pled guilty to ten counts of selling securities without a license, ten counts of selling unregistered securities, and one count of securities fraud in the 103rd District Court of Cameron County, Texas, Cause No. 08-CR-230D, on February 13, 2008. Vann...

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