On August 31, 2000 John Patrick Brink was sentenced to 60 years in prison by Judge Sam Robertson, a Harris County District Court Judge. Brink pled guilty to securities fraud and misapplication of fiduciary property. The action against Brink was based on the offer and sale of securities through Brink's company, Enserco Energy Corporation, which operated in Houston, Texas. Brink raised millions from investors across the country with a guarantee of high returns. The charges against Brink included intentionally failing to disclose material information, misrepresenting relevant information and misapplying investor funds. The cause numbers in this matter are no. 764546 and no. 788092.