Enforcement Actions Criminal Civil

Aug 7
2018

Gabriel Claudio Jr.: Sentenced, 25 Years

Gabriel Claudio Jr., who stole millions of dollars from clients of his illegitimate financial services firm in Corpus Christi, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison on Aug. 7 and ordered to pay $2,795,254 in restitution to investors. Claudio was sentenced in the 79th District Court of Jim Wells...
Jul 12
2018

Everett Craig Williams: Convicted

Everett Craig Williams was convicted on first-degree felony charges of securities fraud and theft for selling investments in a real estate program without telling investors he owed millions in civil court judgments, unpaid child support, and judgments against him in bankruptcy proceedings. Williams...
Jul 3
2018

Bob Guess: Sentenced, 12 Years

Bobby Eugene Guess of Frisco was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on July 3 for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars in securities in a worthless internet company. Guess pleaded guilty to securities fraud in May in the 296th State District Court of Collin County. A Collin County Grand Jury...
Jun 5
2018

James Dean French: Sentenced, 8 Years

James Dean French was sentenced to eight years in state prison on June 4 after pleading guilty to first-degree felony securities fraud in connection with the sale of investments in a purported West Texas oil and gas project. French was sentenced in the 230th State District Court of Harris County...
May 31
2018

Daniel Rodriguez Bryand: Indicted

Daniel Rodriguez Bryand of San Antonio was indicted May 31 in the 227th State District Court of Bexar County on charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and money laundering in connection with trades he allegedly made in a friend's brokerage account. Bryand allegedly traded stocks and options...
May 24
2018

Timothy Lloyd Booth: Sentenced, 68 years

Timothy Lloyd Booth of Plano, who once served as a pastor at a church in McKinney, was sentenced to 68 years in state prison on May 23 after his conviction in the 296th District Court of Collin County on first-degree felony charges of theft and securities fraud. Booth, 60, stole approximately $23...
Mar 1
2018

William Austin Allen, David Alan Wolchansky: Indicted

William Allen and David Wolchansky were indicted March 1 in Collin County on first-degree felony charges of money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property in connection with the sale of investments in a natural gas project in Mansfield. Allen and Wolchansky, the owners of Plano-based...
Feb 22
2018

Sean Patrick Riley: Indicted

A Bexar County grand jury indicted Sean Patrick Riley of San Antonio on Feb. 22 on was indicted Feb. 22 on a charge of second-degree felony securities fraud and third-degree charges of felony theft and felony money laundering. Riley was indicted for allegedly defrauding individuals who bought...
Feb 22
2018

Ronald Terry Dunn: Sentenced, 25 Years

Ronald Terry Dunn of Haltom City, a former registered securities agent, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison on Feb. 22 in Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 2. Judge Wayne Salvant also ordered Dunn to pay restitution of $683,731. Dunn pleaded guilty to one first-degree felony charge of theft...
Feb 16
2018

Hermilia Flores, David Shand: Indicted

Hermilia Flores and David Alan Shand were indicted Feb. 16 in the 178th District Court of Harris County on charges of securities fraud and money laundering for allegedly defrauding investors in oil and natural gas exploration and drilling projects. Flores, a resident of Katy, was the sole manager of...