AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawyers with the Securities Law Firm of SHEPHERD SMITH EDWARDS & KANTAS LLP, www.sseklaw.com ("SSEK") are investigating claims involving OE Capital Partners and C4 Benefits Group, Inc. The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filed a complaint against Patrick Howard ("Howard") and companies he controls, Optimal Economics Capital Partners, LLC ("OE Capital Partners") and Howard Capital Holdings, LLC. According to the complaint, Howard, through OE Capital Partners, made false statements about the returns investors would earn in the funds, and that the returns were backed by insurance. As a result, the SEC has alleged that Howard and OE Capital Partners have violated applicable securities laws.
C4 Benefits Group, Inc. ("C4 Benefits") is a Texas based insurance company with offices in Texas and Florida which markets itself as a "financial advising" firm. SSEK has already been retained to file a claim against C4 Benefits for advising clients to invest in OE Capital Partners, and then acted as a broker for that investment. A preliminary investigation indicates that C4 Benefits is not licensed or registered to sell or offer to sell securities in Texas or in any other state. As a result, SSEK is investigating the sales practices of C4 Benefits, particularly regarding its recommendation to invest in OE Capital Partners.
If you are or were a client of C4 Benefits, or any other company that recommended you invest in OE Capital Partners, and have any information about the claims being made about this investment or C4 Benefits, please contact the law firm of Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas LLP. All communications will be kept strictly confidential, and you will not be billed in any way for this communication.
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