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Welcome to the website established by the Court appointed Receiver Kelly Crawford. Mr. Crawford was appointed the Receiver by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (the “Receivership Court”) in a lawsuit brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against Defendants Marcus Todd Brisco, Yas Castellum LLC, Tim Quoc Tran, Francisco Story, Fredirick Safranko, a/k/a Ted Safranko, SAEG Capital General Management LP, and Michael Shannon Sims, in Case No. H-23-336.  The purpose of this website is to provide information regarding the receivership to persons or entities who did business with the Defendants.

 

 

NOTICE:  

The Receiver is sending out proofs of claim to potential claimants.  Please be advised that the receivership is limited to claimants who invested monies directly with one or more of the Defendants in the case brought by the CFTC:  Defendants Marcus Todd Brisco, Yas Castellum LLC, Yas Castellum Financial LLC, Tin Quoc Tran, Francisco Story, Fredirick Safranko, a/k/a Ted Safranko, SAEG Capital General Management LP, and Michael Shannon Sims (the “Defendants”).  If you invested directly with Traders Domain, your claim will not be accepted.  Traders Domain is not one of the Defendants in the CFTC lawsuit.

About

The Receiver

Kelly Crawford is an attorney in Dallas, Texas.  He has served as the receiver or counsel to the receiver in more than 15 cases brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Federal Trade Commission during the past 20 years.  He has been appointed the receiver by federal courts in each of the four districts of Texas, the federal court for the District of Delaware, as well as by the federal court for the Southern District of New York.  He is a founder of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.

The Receiver Kelly Crawford may be contacted by telephone at 214-420-4293 or email using the link below. When contacting Mr. Crawford, if he is not available please leave a message and either Mr. Crawford or one of his attorneys or paralegals will respond to your message.

TIMELINE

 
 
  • 02/06/23

    Statutory Restraining Order (“SRO”) Entered

    United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas enters Statutory Restraining Order

    View Statutory Restraining Order

  • 05/31/23

    Receiver takes asset deposition of Defendant Michael Shannon Sims in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 3/20/24

    Court enters Order Establishing Claim Adjudication Process

  • 3/20/24

    Court Authorizes Receiver to Sell Katy Property

  • 4/19/24

    Deadline for Receiver to send Proof of Claim forms to claimants

  • 6/18/24

    Bar Date for filing claims with Receiver

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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