Dec 5
2013

In filings unsealed Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court in Austin, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin, Austin-based promoters of an oil and gas entity called Vendetta Royalty Partners.

The SEC’s civil lawsuit, which names other salespeople for Vendetta, alleges widespread fraud in the operation of the partnership. A court-appointed receiver is in control of Vendetta’s assets.