News Releases

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Sep 9

Order No. IC20-REV-05

In the Matter of The Investment Advisor Representative Registration of Kim D. Butler: Registration Revoked

Sep 3

Order No. ENF-20-CDO-1820

In the Matter of Forex Birds, LTD.; Kumar Babu Gondesi; Eric Balusek aka Darwin Eric Balusek aka Bitcoin Pope; and Pek Universe: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jun 17

Tommie “Tom” Carter Jr: Arrested

On June 17, Tommie “Tom” Carter Jr., from central Texas, was arrested after being charged with securities fraud, theft, misapplication of fiduciary property and money laundering as part of a white-collar criminal investment scheme.

Carter allegedly sold investments referred to as the...

Jun 3

Richard Leal Ferguson: Arrested

On June 3, 2020, Richard Leal Ferguson was arrested on charges of securities fraud and theft . He was also arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was confined in the Cameron County Jail and his bond was set, collectively, at $700,000.00.

Ferguson is already...


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