READ BELOW: Financial Advisor, Jesus Rodriguez, Faces SEC Charges for Stealing Millions from Clients

If you or someone you know has an account with Jesus Rodriguez and may be affected by the alleged misappropriation, we urge you to take action. Contact Savage Villoch Law now by emailing or calling us at (813) 251-4890 for guidance and support. 
In a recent development, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Jesus Rodriguez, a former financial advisor, for perpetrating a massive fraud scheme. The SEC alleges that Rodriguez misappropriated over $3.475 million from the accounts of ten brokerage customers and advisory clients during the period from 2014 to 2021. This case sheds light on the importance of maintaining transparency and trust in the financial services industry.
Details of the Allegations:
According to the SEC’s complaint, Rodriguez, while employed as a registered representative and investment adviser representative in the El Paso office of a prominent financial institution, engaged in fraudulent and unauthorized activities. The allegations include more than 250 unauthorized disbursements from clients’ accounts, with the misappropriated funds being used for personal expenses such as paying credit card bills, purchasing automobiles, and supporting his family.
Rodriguez’s Tactics:
The SEC contends that Rodriguez employed deceptive tactics to conceal his misappropriation scheme. Among these tactics, he allegedly fabricated authorizations for the transfers and lied to his employer when questioned about certain transactions involving the affected accounts. In several instances, Rodriguez is accused of incurring debt for account holders secured by the securities portfolios in their brokerage and advisory accounts to fund his misappropriations. Additionally, he is alleged to have misappropriated the proceeds of securities sales to further finance his personal expenses.
Legal Action by the SEC:
The SEC has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, charging Rodriguez with violations of the antifraud provisions of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The complaint also alleges violations of Sections 206(1) and 206(2) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. In response to these alleged violations, the SEC seeks permanent injunctive relief, the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains plus prejudgment interest, and a civil penalty.

If you have concerns about your investments, have experienced unauthorized transactions, or have been subject to financial misconduct, it’s essential to seek legal counsel. Protecting your financial interests should always be a top priority.

At Savage Villoch Law, PLLC, we specialize in representing investors who have suffered losses due to financial misconduct and can help you explore your legal options. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in seeking justice and recovering your investments.  Please contact us now at (813) 251-4890 or email Bert Savage or Alfred Villoch directly at or

*Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or investment advice. If you have concerns about your investments or financial advisor, it is advisable to consult with a qualified professional.*

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