State of Illinois v. Richard Van Dyke - $353,500 Fined for Fraudulent Annuity Sales Practices

In April 2014, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White revoked the investment adviser and investment adviser representative registrations of Richard Lee Van Dyke, who was doing business as Dick Van Dyke Registered Investment Adviser. Additionally, Van Dyke was fined $330,000 and ordered to pay costs of investigation and expert witness fees of $23,500. Van Dyke's registrations were revoked because he defrauded 21 of his clients who were all senior citizens. Dr. O'Neal testified that the advice to surrender existing annuities and purchase new annuities was unsuitable for Van Dyke's clients.

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Eddie O'Neal