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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office […]

Dec. 07–When Houston entrepreneur Roberto Contreras went shopping for capital to finance a $70 million luxury residential tower he was planning near the Galleria, he didn’t look for equity in the usual places. Instead he cast his net a lot wider, finding 20 well-heeled international investors, mostly from Mexico and […]