Former Texas Registered Rep Arrested for Internet Ponzi Scheme

Posted on February 8th, 2017 at 9:31 AM
Former Texas Registered Rep Arrested for Internet Ponzi Scheme

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Former registered rep Bobby Eugene Guess was arrested following his indictment on charges of securities fraud, theft, money laundering and engaging in organized criminal activity related to the multi-million-dollar sale of investments in an internet advertising company. Mr. Guess is the founder and CEO of Texas First Financial in Frisco, Texas.

The indictment specifically alleges that from 2014 to 2016, Mr. Guess perpetrated a Ponzi scheme by raising money for investments in two separate companies and using that money to allegedly repay previous StaMedia investors. StaMedia is an advertising company that utilizes ad technology that changes marketing across all digital platforms. Mr. Guess, who has not been licensed to sell securities since 2011, failed to disclose to investors that StaMedia had very limited revenue and net income. Mr. Guess and sales associates allegedly sold $6 million in notes, stock certificates and investment contracts to investors in StaMedia Inc. 

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