Securities fraud charges
filed against Lawrence man
Roderic Deines has been charged with 11 felony counts, including four counts of securities fraud for employing an investment scheme involving a house flipping business.
Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney said criminal charges were being filed against Family Homes Inc. and Roderic (Rod) E. Deines, Lawrence, Kan.
Deines was charged with 11 felony counts for violating the Kansas Uniform Securities Act, including allegations of securities fraud and the selling of unregistered securities. The criminal complaint alleges that Deines committed securities fraud by unlawfully employing a scheme to defraud at least three Kansas residents by offering and selling unregistered securities in his business, Family Homes Inc., which he claimed was a house flipping business that could produce extraordinary investment returns. All three investors are from Russell, where Deines previously had a residence. The complaint alleges the funds given to Deines by investors were primarily used for his personal expenses and to pay other investors. Victim losses currently total more than $170,000.
Chris Mann, senior staff attorney for the Kansas Securities Commissioner, has asked for anyone with information to contact the agency. "If you have been approached by this individual regarding investing in Family Homes, contact the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner at 785-296-3307," said Mann.
Broome will return
for historical society program
Jeff Broome, a historian, author and speaker on the American West will be returning to Jewell County to give a presentation Tuesday, March 18.
Broome will present a program based on his recent book, Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver 1864-1869. This program, sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rock Hills High School Little Theater. Area residents are invited to attend this program without charge.
Jeff Broome has used documents found in the National Archives to give an account of Cheyenne raids in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming from 1864 to 1869. A native of Colorado, many will remember Mr. Broome's presentation based on his book, Dog Soldier Justice: The Ordeal of Susanna Alderdice in the Kansas Indian War.
The historical society will hold its monthly meeting following the presentation.
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