William Charlton Mays, IV, a former investment adviser in Corpus Christi, Texas, was convicted of securities fraud and theft and sentenced to 20 years in state prison, according to a a September 19, 2014 press release from the Texas State Securities Board.
His sentencing in the 214th State District Court of Nueces County includes 20 years for the fraud and 10 years for theft and will run concurrently.
Mays raised $225,000 selling investments in gold, silver and commodities trading and promised that the investments would earn 6-18% annual returns. Most of the money was spent on personal expenses with occasional payments to investors to perpetuate the Ponzi scheme. Follow this to read the indictment.
Mays had worked as a FINRA registered stockbroker as was previously registered as follows:
- SWS Financial Services 01/2011-11/2011
- Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. 04/2009-12/2010
- LPL Financial Corporation 09/2004-04/2009
- Frost Brokerage Services 11/2000-10/2004
- AXA Advisors 11/1998-11/2000
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