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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.




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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