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2018 Texas Investor Guide Now Available

It’s here: the 2018 edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud, fully updated to  provide you with the latest information for smart and safe investing. The 2018 edition includes new material on finding a financial professional, updated information on easy-to-assemble investment portfolios, new ripped-from-the-headlines case studies ...

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N. Texas Adviser’s License Revoked

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles last week revoked the investment adviser registration of Irving-based Jackson Financial Services after its president, David Jackson, repeatedly refused to turn over emails regarding his solicitation of clients. The Disciplinary Order, entered Dec. 29, stemmed from a targeted inspection on Nov. 15 by Texas State Securities Board staff, which was ...

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North Texas Title Agent Sentenced for Stealing Millions

Nancy Carroll, the former owner of Millennium Title in Keller, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $8.6 million after a Texas Department of Insurance investigation found she had stolen millions from her clients and investors. Carroll pleaded guilty of stealing millions from Millennium Title’s ...

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$4 Billion Crypto-Promoter Offering Fraudulent Investment Programs

The Texas Securities Commissioner has entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to halt the multiple investment programs operated by BitConnect, an overseas company that claims a market share of $4.1 billion for its cryptocurrency coins. BitConnect is soliciting investors for cryptocurrency-based programs that the company claims will deliver annualized returns of 100% or ...

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AG Paxton and 48 States Reach $45 Million Settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation

Attorney General Ken Paxton, 48 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corporation. The settlement resolves allegations that PHH – the nation’s ninth largest non-bank residential mortgage originator and servicer – improperly serviced mortgage loans from January 1, ...

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DBA Filings – November 2017

Assumed name (doing business as) filings in Walker County, Texas for the month of November 2017 Assumed Name Owner 1 Owner 2 A Monique B Transport Baldwin, Antoinett Amisco Shipping Amidu, Muraina Asa Ehrman Company Ehrman, Asa Basic Balance Nutrition Inc Bonin, Brandi Beasley Cleaning Services Beasley, Kevin Birddog Pix ...

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Bitcoin Promoter USI-Tech Hit with Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist OrderDec. 20 against USI-Tech Limited, an overseas firm that is promising low-risk, triple-digit returns from investments tied to Bitcoin mining. The enforcement staff of the State Securities Board presented evidence to the Securities Commissioner that USI-Tech, based in Dubai, and ...

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Texas Comptroller Announces Tax Amnesty Program

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced a temporary tax amnesty program giving certain delinquent taxpayers a chance to make their accounts compliant with state tax law without incurring penalties and interest on tax due. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will run from May 1 to June 29, 2018. The program applies ...

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Local Retailer on TABC Delinquent List

A local retailer has landed on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) most recent Credit Law Delinquent List. According to the TABC website, liquor wholesalers are required to report any retailers with delinquent accounts; that information is used to compile the Credit Law Delinquent List. After the effective date of ...

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Small Effort Nets Large Return in Huntsville

Shop Small-Shop Local was a success for downtown Huntsville. Main Street’s campaign ran from November 1 through December 1. For every $20 spent in a participating downtown small business, customers received a ticket in a $1,000 drawing. Main Street Coordinator Debbie Charbonneau reported that 2,248 tickets were distributed, resulting in approximately ...

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