News Releases

Dec 21
2020

Texas Stops Fraudulent “Amazon Store” E-Commerce Partnership Scheme

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles filed an emergency action to stop a fraudulent investment scheme tied to an online liquidation business based in Austin.

The order accuses Christopher Koozekanani of illegally marketing “secured” partnership interests issued by Prime Liquidators –...

Nov 24
2020

Texas Stops Far-Reaching Online Forex Trading Scheme

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to stop an aggressive online forex scheme from defrauding the public.

The order found Ameral and TradeGo Forex Exchange have published more than 250 advertisements in craigslist, a popular online...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Feb 16
2021

Order No. REG21-CAF-01

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Representative Registration of Thomas H. Payne: Reprimanded, Registration Granted

Dec 21
2020

Order No. REG20-CAF-07

In the Matter of The Investment Adviser Registration of S.G. Long & Company: Reprimand, Fine,  and Registration Granted

Dec 21
2020

Order No. ENF-20-CDO-1830

In the Matter of NeuMacro Investments, LLC; Prime Liqidators; Michael Ray Abri and Christopher Koozekanani: Emergency Cease and Desist Order 

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jan 20
2021

Sarah Helen Hancock: Indicted

In January 2021, Sarah Helen Hancock was i ndicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury . She stands accused of engaging in fraud while working as an investment adviser representative and misapplying fiduciary property belonging to more than 20 different clients. The crimes allegedly occurred pursuant...

Jan 5
2021

Bruce and Martha Pollock: Indicted

On January 5, 2021, Bruce and Martha Pollock surrendered and appeared in Harris County District Court on felony charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and securing execution of a document by deception.

The indictments allege that Bruce and Martha Pollock took $15,000.00 from an...

Dec 1
2020

Wilson Alejandro Montoya: Arrested, Indictments Unsealed

Wilson Alejandro Montoya was arrested last week. He was previously indicted by a grand jury in Dallas County, but the charges were sealed pending his arrest. The indictments are now public.

Montoya is charged with securities fraud, theft and money laundering . According to the securities...

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