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News Releases

Jul 22
2021

State Securities Regulators in Texas and Alabama Team Up to Protect Senior Investors and Put a Stop to Fraudulent Precious Metal Investments

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) and the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) issued cease and desist orders against TRUE BULLION LLC DBA GSI EXCHANGE, directing it to shut down illegal operations in Alabama and Texas. The Texas and Alabama orders accuse GSI Exchange of engaging in an illegal...
Jul 1
2021

Serial Recidivist’s Joyride Speeds to a Halt

Robert Mangiafico Jr., a 55-year-old resident of Carrollton, was sentenced by the 296th District Court in Collin County to serve 20 years for evading arrest with a deadly weapon and 63 years for possession with intent to deliver GHB, a controlled substance commonly known as a date rape drug...
Jul 1
2021

Texas Stops Fraudulent Private Equity Scheme

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against Prestige Equity and others accused of illegally offering lucrative investments tied to a private equity fund. According to the order, the parties are claiming investors become limited partners in the private...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Jul 22
2021

Notice of Hearing filed against BlockFi, Inc. and others, relating to Cryptocurrency Interest Accounts

The Notice of Hearing was filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. For inquiries contact Joe Rotunda, Director of Enforcement, by email at jrotunda@ssb.texas.gov or by telephone at 512-305-8392.

Jul 22
2021

Notice of Hearing filed against True Bullion LLC dba Gold and Silver International Exchange dba GSI Exchange and Anthony Allen Anderson

The Notice of Hearing was filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. For inquiries contact Joe Rotunda, Director of Enforcement, by email at jrotunda@ssb.texas.gov or by telephone at 512-305-8392.

Jul 22
2021

ENF-21-CDO-1844

In the Matter of True Bullion LLC dba Gold Silver International Exchange dba GSI Exchange LLC and Anthony Allen Anderson: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jun 8
2021

Richard Gregory Tilford: Convicted

On June 8, 2021, Richard Gregory Tilford, from Arlington, was sentenced to serve 40 years in state prison for engaging in a fraudulent digital marketing investment scheme. He was also sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for each of six counts of selling unregistered securities and 10 years in...
Jun 3
2021

Swindler Sentenced to Federal Prison for $6.8M Securities Fraud Scheme

A federal judge sentenced 45-year-old Christopher Matthew Meredith of Shawnee, Kansas to 14 years in federal prison today for his scheme to defraud investors of more than $6.8 million. Department of Justice Press Release
May 19
2021

Carl William Pollock - Indicted

Carl William Pollock was indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury and charged with securities fraud, theft and money laundering in connection with a scheme to raise capital for Austin-based healthcare companies. The charges are first degree felony offenses, meaning Pollock faces up to 99 years or life...

Publications

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Texas Investor Guide Cover

Texas Investor Guide

Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud

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Nest Egg, IRA, 401k, Money

Everyone's Investment Guide

A six-part online presentation covering Making Investments, the Principles of Investing, Investing for a Secure Retirement, Planning Withdrawals, and Avoiding Scams.

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Financial Field Manual

A Personal Finance Guide for Military Families