Ameratex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corporation and Lewis Oil Company – Goodman & Nekvasil P.A. May Recover Investor Losses
Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ameratex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corporation, Lewis Oil Company and their Principals
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has charged Ameratex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corporation, Lewis Oil Company and their principals together with an accountant and compliance coordinator, for their roles in operating an $11.7 million offering fraud for oil drilling and operations projects allegedly located in Kentucky.
The SEC alleges that AmeraTex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corp., Lewis Oil Company, Thomas Lewis (the CEO of all three entities), and former AmeraTex President, William Fort, sold unregistered securities and made numerous misleading statements to over 150 investors concerning the use of investor proceeds, including false information about prospect wells; false statements about sales commissions; and false guarantees regarding the comingling and loaning of funds. The SEC alleges that to conceal the growing number of investor and employee complaints that appeared online, the SEC further alleges that Lewis and Fort used services to suppress Internet search results that would otherwise have cautioned potential investors about the nature of the fraudulent offering. The SEC alleges that this scheme enabled Lewis to misappropriate more than $1 million.
The SEC also alleges that accountant Damon Fox and compliance coordinator Brian Bull played key roles in the scheme by adding legitimacy and credibility to the operations and taking significant actions of their own. The SEC also alleges that Fox misleadingly categorized entries in the companies’ books and records and sent investors false K-1 statements. The SEC alleges that Bull reviewed many of the misrepresentations to investors, enabled the solicitation and acceptance of non-accredited investors, and filed false Forms D with the Commission.
Investors in Ameratex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corporation and Lewis Oil Company May Recover their Losses with Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A.
If you invested in Ameratex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corporation and/or Lewis Oil Company, Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A. may help you. Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A., a Clearwater, Florida, law firm with a national practice representing victimized investors, has recovered more than $180 million dollars on behalf of victimized investors.
All our cases are handled on a purely contingency fee basis by Kalju Nekvasil, Esq., formerly regional counsel with the NASD, now known as FINRA. Kalju Nekvasil, Esq. has practiced in this area of the law for more than 35 years.
There is no charge for an evaluation of your case. Further, we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we recover money for you, we charge no attorney’s fee. Unless you recover any money, you pay us nothing, not even the costs and expenses which the firm will advance on your behalf.
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