Steven Michael Herrera of Plano, Texas, was indicted on May 9, 2006 in Dallas County, Texas, Criminal District Court No. 5, Cause No.'s F06-00562-GJR; F06-00563-GJR; F06-00564-GJR; and F06-00565-GJR, for money laundering and theft. Herrera allegedly falsely held himself out as an authorized representative of an oil and gas company and persuaded several individuals to send money for the purpose of investing in the company's oil and gas projects. The funds were allegedly used for Herrera's personal use.