News & Publications

News Releases

Jan 22
2024

Texas Securities Board Settles with Abra Over National Sales of Interest-Bearing Accounts

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered a settlement in principle with a group of affiliated companies commonly known as Abra.  

Dec 21
2023

Texas Investors to Receive $625,000 Refund of Unreasonable Commission Charges

The Texas State Securities Board is pleased to announce it has joined a multi-state settlement with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (collectively, “Raymond James”). The settlement comes as the result of an investigation into the company’s practices of...
Dec 21
2023

South Texas Agent Fined for Selling Away

Today, the Securities Commissioner entered an order fining a Corpus Christi-based agent $25,000 for selling an unapproved cryptocurrency to his brokerage clients. From in or about July 2017 through 2022, Jaime Rios, a registered agent of Money Concepts Capital Corp., engaged in outside business...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Feb 2
2024

Order No. REG-24-CAF-1

In the Matter of Blue Owl Technology Income Corp.: Fine and Undertaking 

Dec 28
2023

Order No. REG-23-CAF-02

In the Matter of the Dealer Registration of Brady Keith Collier: Reprimanded and Fined

Dec 21
2023

Order No. IC23-CAF-08

In the Matter of the Dealer Registration of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services Inc.: Reprimanded, Ordered to Pay Restitution, and Fined

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Oct 29
2021

Former Registered Securities Professional Entered a Plea to Securities Fraud and other Crimes

On October 29, 2021, Derrick R. Trussell (CRD No. 5197550) entered a plea of no contest to securities fraud, securing execution of a document by deception and misapplication of fiduciary property in Cause No. 2019-CR-5767B, in the 175th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Texas. Trussell was...
Oct 28
2021

Warning to Victims of Rare Earth Exploration LLC, Bradley Sherman Haycraft and Timothy Taylor

The Texas State Securities Board is warning investors in Rare Earth Exploration LLC about a fake financial settlement scam involving the Gordon Black & Associates Law Firm and International Corporate Entity Inc. Scammers claiming to be employees of Gordon Black & Associates are contacting investors...
Oct 15
2021

Larry Steve Bassett - Indicted

On October 15, 2021, a grand jury sitting in Lee County, Texas, indicted Larry Steve Bassett for first-degree securities fraud, theft and money laundering. The charges relate to his alleged unlawful sale of investments in a trading program to 15 victims for approximately $1.5M. Bassett is accused of...

Publications

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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