On September 18, 2003, James Everett Surber, pled guilty to the unlawful sale of unregistered securities and dealing in securities at a time when he was not registered as a securities dealer or agent, in violation of the Texas Securities Act. The plea was entered in the 230th District Court of Harris County. Judge Belinda Hill sentenced Mr. Surber to ten years probation and ordered him to repay investors $125,000. The indictments involved the sale of Cambridge International Bank and Trust Ltd (Grenada) certificates of deposit. The cause numbers are 939360, 939361, 939362. The matter was prosecuted by the Consumer Fraud Division of the Harris County District Attorney's Office.