Tulsa Attorney, Businessman Charged in Stock Fraud Case

A Tulsa attorney, a Tulsa businessman and three others have been accused by a Federal Grand Jury on a series of charges including conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud.
Attorney George David Gordon, also known as G. David Gordon; businessman Richard Clark, also known as Rick Clark; Joshua Wayne Lankford, Dean Sheptycki and James Reskin were named in the indictments unsealed Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney David O’Meilia for the Northern District of Oklahoma announced the unsealing of the 24-count indictment, saying the accused had reaped from defendants ‘‘in excess of $41 million through manipulating the publicly traded stocks of three companies.”
The indictment alleges the five were involved in a ‘‘pump and dump’’ scheme where they owned and controlled accounts for receipt, purchase and sale of various penny stocks.
Two companies, based in Tulsa at the time of the alleged scheme also were among those whose stock was manipulated. They were Deep Rock Oil & Gas, Inc., and Global Range Beverage Solutions, Inc., formerly known as Pacific Peak Investments. The third company, National Storm Management Group, Inc., is based in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Gordon, 47, and Clark, 61, were arrested and made their initial appearances Tuesday afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Oklahoma.
Reskin, a Louisville, Ky., attorney, was scheduled to make his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Sheptycki, 41, a resident of the Bahamas, was arrested by Bahamian authorities and currently awaits extradition to the U.S.
Lankford, 35, of Dallas, has not been arrested and law enforcement is seeking him as a fugitive.
Gordon, Lankford, and Sheptycki, in a related action, also face civil action by the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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