November 30, 2018 (Lincoln, Nebraska) – Bruce A. Billesbach (“Billesbach”) of Blair Nebraska has been convicted of securities fraud in two Nebraska counties. Billesbach sold investment interests to Nebraska residents to fund an options and futures trading program operated by him. Billesbach fraudulently failed to provide material information to the investors in his offer and sale of securities to them. Billesbach was sentenced to a total of ten years of probation in Douglas County and five years of probation in Washington County. In addition, Billesbach was ordered to pay restitution totaling $70,000.
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance investigated the transactions and initiated criminal referrals to prosecutors in Douglas and Washington counties.
More information about the laws governing the securities industry in Nebraska can be found on the Department’s website at www.ndbf.nebraska.gov. If you have questions about any investment matters, call the Department’s Consumer Hotline toll free at (877) 471-3445 in Nebraska, or (402) 471-3445 if you are out of state.