News Releases

May 16
2019

In A Self-Directed IRA, Make Sure You're Not Your Own Worst Enemy

View this Investor Alert, Self-Directed IRAs: More Choices, More Risk , in a print-ready format.

Investing for retirement usually means buying stocks, bonds, and mutual funds through a workplace retirement plan like a 401(k) or in your own Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

If you...

May 9
2019

Hearing Set in Action Against Precious Metals Company Targeting Elderly

The State Office of Administrative Hearings has scheduled a hearing for May 28-29 in Austin on a precious metals company’s challenge to an Emergency Cease and Desist Order that accuses the company and its representatives of not being registered to render investment advice and perpetrating a...

May 1
2019

Order: Elderly Dallas Woman Victim in Widespread Precious Metals Fraud

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an emergency action on May 1 against Metals.com, an unregistered firm accused of cold-calling elderly investors to convince them to liquidate their securities in registered firms and invest in precious metals.

According to the...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Apr 30
2019

Order No. ENF-19-CDO-1777

In the Matter of TMTE Inc., AKA Metals.com, Chase Metals LLC, and Chase Metals Inc.; Walter Vera; Michael Kendall and Athena Hunter: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

May 1
2019

Danny Ray Digman: Indicted

Danny Ray Digman , who served time in state prison in the early 2000s for operating a fraudulent investment program based on the revenue from mobile ATMs in Central Texas, was indicted May 1 in Randall County on multiple felony charges for allegedly perpetrating the same ATM fraud in the Texas...

Mar 12
2019

William Neil Gallagher: Indicted

William Neil “Doc” Gallagher , who promoted his investment business on Christian radio and in books like “Jesus Christ, Money Master,” was arrested March 8 on first-degree state felony charges of securities fraud and money laundering in Dallas County. Prosecutors disclosed the arrest on March...

Feb 19
2019

Christopher Matthew Meredith: Indicted

Christopher Matthew Meredith was indicted Feb. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on charges that he defrauded individuals in Brenham who invested in a company Meredith said would open medical marijuana dispensaries in conjunction with the federal government....

Publications

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A Salute to Smart Investing

To help active military members achieve financial security, Salute covers investment "basic training," retirement planning, avoiding scams – and much more

 

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It's Your Financial Life

Young workers of the world, invest! Your Financial Life cuts through the thicket of financial jargon and products as you begin managing your own finances.