November 2020- Dallas, TX
ASHLEY ACCUSED OF MURDERING CLIENT AND STAGING COVERUP TO LOOK LIKE SUICIDE
According to Fox4 KDFW news, Nine Band Brewing owner and former Parkland Securities financial advisor Keith Ashley has been charged with staging the murder of a client to look like suicide in order to gain control of the client’s finances.
The murder of 62 year old Jim Seegan happened in Carrollton in February. His wife discovered him upon returning home with a gunshot to his head and a typed suicide note.
According to the arrest affidavit, things did not look right from the outset. The gun was in Seegan’s left hand, however he is right handed and was not a gun owner. During the investigation over the past 9 months, detectives found evidence that Ashley had drugged Seegan and then murdered him in order to gain control over his money.
Investigators report that Ashley was captured by a doorbell camera entering and leaving Seegan’s house on the day of his death. In addition the camera recorded a unknown loud noise while Ashley was in the house. Forensics have determined the noise was gunfire.
In addition to owning the brewery in Allen, Ashley owns North Texas Money Management. He is also a registered nurse with access to and training on how to use the drug located in Seegan’s system.
According to investigators Seegan had several million in life insurance coverage and 3 weeks before the murder the beneficiary was changed from Seegan’s wife to Ashley.
Investigators believe Ashley was operating a Ponzi Scheme and that there are more victims.
According to his FINRA record Keith Todd Ashley has been a stockbroker employed with Parkland Securities in Allen, TX, since 2002. He was discharged by Parkland Securities in 10/2020 when they discovered he was engaged in undisclosed and unapproved outside business activities.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.
If you had an account with Keith Ashley that suffered losses, or if you are a victim of his Ponzi Scheme, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney.
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