Mar 10
2010

Jeffrey Scott Rand: Indicted

A federal grand jury indicted Jeffrey Scott Rand of Houston on 25 counts of securities fraud and mail fraud in connection with the offer and sale of investments in oil and gas well projects in Texas.

The grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot...

Mar 5
2010

George Elliott: Sentenced, 12 Years

George Elliott, a Belton-based salesman for a fraudulent scheme involving the sale and lease of credit card terminals, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on one count of aggregated money laundering.

Judge Joe Carroll of the 27th State District Court in Bell County sentenced...

Mar 3
2010

David Boyer Prince: Indicted

David Boyer Prince was indicted on 12 counts of wire fraud on March 3, 2010, in United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

The indictment stems from an investigation by the Texas State Securities Board, which worked with the Federal Bureau of...

Feb 23
2010

Martin Tyson Sr.: Deferred Adjudication

Martin Tyson Sr. of Horseshoe Bay on Feb. 23, 2010 was ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution to investors in an online gambling Web site that never launched.

Tyson pleaded guilty to a felony charge of sale of an unregistered security.

The Order of Deferred Adjudication and...

Feb 18
2010

Edward S. Digges Jr.: Sentenced, 99 Years

A Collin County state District Court jury on February 18, 2010 sentenced Edward S. Digges Jr. to 99 years in state prison for organizing and leading a multistate, fraudulent scheme involving the sale and lease of credit card and debit card terminals.

The jury convicted Digges of...

Jan 20
2010

Penelope Lefaucheur and Matthew E. Rager: Indicted

Penelope Lefaucheur and Matthew Earl Rager were indicted on Jan. 20, 2010, for the fraudulent sale of interests in a commercial property in San Antonio.

A Bexar County grand jury indicted both Lefaucheur – also known as Jacqueline Penelope Judge – and Rager on numerous counts, including...

Dec 17
2009

William Leon Fenoglio: Sentenced, 6 Years

William Leon Fenoglio of Bowie was sentenced on December 17, 2009, to six years in state prison for second-degree securities.

Fenoglio, a licensed insurance agent at the time, sold one-year debt securities totaling $122,000 to six elderly investors. He promised an annual return of 15...

Nov 30
2009

Robert Chet Noel: Indicted

A Harris County Grand Jury on Nov. 30 indicted Robert Chet Noel of Sugar Land on nine counts of securities fraud.

Noel, the president of Integrity Petroleum Group, received $154,200 from investors in Harris County for working interests in oil and gas wells.

According to the...

Nov 30
2009

Jeremy McGilvrey: Sentenced, 20 Years

Jeremy McGilvrey of San Antonio was sentenced to 20 years in state prison on two counts of misapplication of property by a fiduciary.

McGilvrey, the former CEO of Hill Country Wealth, a money management firm, pleaded guilty to the counts on October 22 and was sentenced Nov. 30 by Bexar...

Nov 24
2009

Alfred Renteria: Sentenced, 10 Years Deferred Adjudication

Alfred Renteria of San Antonio was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication on November 24, after pleading nolo contendere to charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and securing the execution of a document by deception.

Renteria was indicted by a Bexar County Grand Jury on...

Nov 16
2009

William N. Kirshner: 2 Years Probation

William N. Kirshner , a Corpus Christi financial adviser, pleaded no contest to second-degree felony theft and was sentenced to five years in prison on Nov. 16 for stealing approximately $103,000 from clients who invested in promissory notes issued by his company, W.N. Kirshner & Co....

Nov 10
2009

John F. Langford, Jimmy Don King: Indicted

A Potter County grand jury on Nov. 10 returned multiple indictments against John F. Langford and Jimmy Don King , principals in an Amarillo insurance agency.

Landford and King are charged with the sale of unregistered securities and fraudulent securities.

Langford was indicted on...

Oct 14
2009

Alan Keith Nelsen, Mary Alice Monteza: Indicted

Alan Keith Nelsen and Mary Alice Monteza of San Antonio were each indicted on Oct. 14 on four felony counts for allegedly selling fraudulent high-yield investment products.

The pair allegedly sold investments through a business called Castro International. The Bexar County grand jury...

Oct 12
2009

Stanley James Jr.: Sentenced, 15 Years

Stanley James, Jr. , of Richmond pleaded guilty on Oct. 12 to charges of theft, money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property in connection with a fraudulent investment company that took in more than $385,000 from investors. Fort Bend County state District Judge Clifford Vacek...

Oct 2
2009

Bruce E. Hammonds: Sentenced, 57 Months

Bruce E. Hammonds of San Antonio was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Oct. 2 after his conviction on two counts of securities fraud.

Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, also imposed three years of supervised release and ordered...

Aug 13
2009

William June Fletcher Jr.: Indicted

William June Fletcher Jr. of Plano, who pleaded guilty to investment-related fraud charges in 2006, was indicted by a Collin County Grand Jury on Aug. 13 for securities fraud in connection with the sale of investments in oil and gas projects.

The indictment alleges that Fletcher failed...

Aug 12
2009

Charles Scott Goist: Sentenced, 46 Months

Charles Scott Goist of Plano was sentenced to 46 years in state prison on Aug. 12 after being convicted on charges stemming from his theft of $1.7 million from investors in a fraudulent real estate scheme.

A Collin County State District Court sentenced Goist to 46 years on each of four...

Jul 29
2009

Wayne A. Rand, Douglas L. Williams, Chad D. Taylor: Indicted

The Rockwall County Grand Jury on July 29 returned indictments against Wayne A. Rand, Douglas L. Williams , and Chad D. Taylor for securities fraud, theft and money laundering.

The indictments stem from the men's sale of interests in oil and gas drilling projects purported to be run by...

Jul 22
2009

Richard Allen Wilson: 2 Years Deferred Adjudication

Richard Allen Wilson of Houston, who pleaded no contest to sale of an unregistered security, was ordered to serve two years deferred adjudication.

Wilson was also placed on community supervision, fined $1,000, and ordered to perform 75 hours of community service.

Wilson was...

Jul 7
2009

Stephanie Jean Seelye: 5 Years Deferred Adjudication

Stephanie Jean Seelye of McKinney pleaded guilty to money laundering in Collin County State District Court on July 7 and was sentenced to five years deferred adjudication and 60 days in the Collin County jail.

Seelye is married to convicted felon William Lester Seelye, who was convicted...

Jun 18
2009

Steven James Denton: Indicted

Steven James Denton was indicted by the Collin County Grand Jury on June 18 on charges of securities fraud and theft.

Denton allegedly sold interests in oil and gas exploration projects.

Denton raised at least $1.4 million from investors, but he allegedly used most of the money...

Jun 17
2009

Reginald Lee Clark

Reginald Lee Clark was indicted on June 17, by a Limestone County Grand Jury on two counts of misapplication of fiduciary property. According to the indictment, Clark misappropriated more than $200,000 from an elderly couple with the intent to deprive the couple of their property.

Jun 8
2009

Paul David Coleman

Paul David Coleman of San Antonio was indicted on June 8, on charges of securities fraud, misapplication of fiduciary property, theft by deception, selling unregistered securities, and sales of securities without being registered. The Bexar County grand jury indictments charge Coleman with...

May 19
2009

Jeffrey Charles Bruteyn

Jeffrey Charles Bruteyn of Dallas was indicted May 19, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, in cause no. 3-09 CR 136-K on charges of securities fraud. Bruteyn allegedly engaged in fraud in connection with the sale of secured debt obligations and collateral...

May 11
2009

Brittain Wayne Bowers

Brittain Wayne Bowers of Bishop was convicted May 11, in the 199th District Court of Collin County, in cause nos. 199-82423-07 and 199-82424-07 on charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and theft of property. The charges related to Bowers's involvement in the sale of limited...

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