Division Updates

November 26, 2021

Division of Securities

Securities had a big win last month, special thanks goes to Division of Securities employees Sean Fuller and Jeff Teichert who teamed up with Tyler Murray from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. This combined effort resulted in Jason Schwarz being sentenced on October 5th for securities fraud. He was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, 24 months of probation after release and ordered to pay full restitution totaling approximately $1.9 million. Way to go Securities and team commerce.

Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman

The attorneys at the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman are working to make the Land Use Training Funds more accessible.  Rule changes are underway to broaden the methods of training reimbursement.  Communities looking to get training on the latest land use laws should have an easier time finding funded training programs once the rule updates are final.