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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.




Kelly Crawford, as the court-appointed Receiver of the assets of the Defendants in Marcus Todd Brisco, et al., in Civil Action No. 4:23-cv-00336 pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, hereby gives notice that on November 14, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CDT, the Court will hold a hearing regarding the sale of real property located at 23638 Providence Ridge Trail, Katy, Texas 77493 for the price of $695,000.  The hearing will be held at 515 Rusk St., Courtroom 11B, Houston, Texas 77002 before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. 

Bonafide offers which exceed the above sale amount by at least ten percent (10%) may be sent to the Receiver by fax at (214) 706-4242 or by email to  For more information, please contact the Receiver directly at (214) 706-4213.


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 214-420-4255 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.


  • 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


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