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Sitting in prison at 80 years of age, James VanBlaricum spent his life scamming oil and gas investors. In 1975 the SEC sued VanBlaricum and his company, Kimberly Oil and Gas, for fraud. VanBlaricum settled, and was enjoined from the securities business. By 2011, more than 10 years after he formed Signal Oil and Gas, the Illinois Security Department issued a cease and desist order for oil and gas investor fraud. Third Time is Still…
Man Accused of Swindling Oil Investors Pleads Guilty Wednesday Morning in Wichita County Court Original Article by Trish Choate, Wichita Falls Times Record News Published 11:51 a.m. CT July 10, 2019 | Updated 4:30 p.m. CT July 10, 2019 A man accused of bilking investors who thought they were funding oil wells entered a guilty plea Wednesday morning, halting his trial at the Wichita County Courthouse, officials said. Daniel Christopher Walsh, who is accused of swindling oil…
Stock Plummets. Who’s to Blame? When a stock price drops almost 75% in 20 months, it’s not shocking to discover a group of investors filed a lawsuit to recover losses. In August 2019 an appeals court issued an opinion in Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan v. Pier 1 imports, Inc., et al. The complaint: Pier 1 intentionally failed to timely disclose a substantial price markdown risk with rising inventory levels. During a period when…
The short-term, high interest rate loan business has made everyone from loan sharks to registered businesses a great deal of profit. Perhaps that’s the backdrop hatching Gina Champion-Cain’s scheme that separated 50 investors from $300 million. See SEC Press Release, SEC v. Gina Champion-Cain, ANI Development, LLC and American National Investment, Inc. The Start of a Scam–Loans for Liquor Licenses When a company seeks a liquor license in California, business law dictates the license seeker…
Guaranteed investment returns of 227% to 363% over six years. Sounds too good to be true, right? Not so fast. What if the oil and gas investment includes a guaranteed monthly stream of income for six years regardless of oil prices? Well, investors in 28 states took a piece of the action. During two years ending in 2016, 70 retail investors gave William J.Milles, Jr. and Donald J. Lutzko almost $4 million to invest in…
Betty Crocker’s mixing bowl must be spinning out of control to hear that a company called BitQyck, Inc. (not to be confused with Bisquick), has been scamming investors out of their hard-earned dough in yet another cryptocurrency securities investment fraud scheme. According to the SEC Complaint, a person investing $5,000 was supposed to receive “250,000 Bitqy Coins representing 25,000 shares of Bitqyck common stock.” For approximately two years, Bitqyck, and Texas owners Bruce Bise…
(By Julia Limitone published August 29, 2019, TechnologyFOX Business) Famous con man explains the easiest way to outsmart scammers. ‘Scam Me if You Can’ author Frank Abagnale on how consumers can protect themselves from scams. Frank Abagnale, the former con-man that inspired the 2002 Steven Spielberg film “Catch Me If You Can,” said fraudsters can easily be outsmarted – all people need is the right tools and mindset. “Education is the most powerful…
Texas Law Guidelines Prohibit Debt Collector Harassment Like most States, Texas has a law regarding the “do’s and don’ts” for debt collectors. One of the main goals of this law is to avoid consumers from being harassed. Under Texas law debt collectors are forbidden from: Repeatedly or continuously calling debtors or creditors; Using profane or abusive words; Violently threatening creditors; Telling debtors that they will get detained or their house will get repossessed; Misrepresenting the…
For many years our law firm has represented elderly individuals from all over the United States who have invested in countless oil and gas companies. Unfortunately, these individuals came to realize their investments were based on a fraud. Our experience in oil and gas fraud litigation has exposed some of the following: Target the elderly as they are an “easy sell” Try to convince the elder person that there is no need to discuss…
If you’re looking to file a legal claim against someone else (or defend yourself against a legal claim) and there’s a possibility that your case could go to trial, a litigation attorney should be your first phone call. But real life isn’t like Law & Order, and finding a good litigation attorney requires a bit of know-how. That’s why we’re here to help. Here’s some important things you need to know before hiring a litigation attorney.…