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Welcome to the website established by the Court appointed Receiver Kelly Crawford. Mr. Crawford was appointed the Receiver by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Receivership Court”) in a lawsuit brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against Defendants First State Depository Company, LLC, Argent Asset Group, LLC, and Robert Leroy Higgins, in Case No. 22-1266.  The purpose of this website is to provide information regarding the receivership to persons or entities who did business with the Defendants.




The report of the Receiver’s accountants, which includes their audit and physical inventory of the assets at 100 Todds Lane, Wilmington, Delaware is available here.  Depositors, using your FSD account number, please open Exhibit A and find your account number on Exhibit 1 first.  If your account number is not listed on Exhibit 1, then go to Exhibit 2 and locate your account.  Exhibit 3 will then provide you the details of what was located and what was not located for your account.  


The Receiver

Kelly Crawford is an attorney in Dallas, Texas.  He has served as the receiver or counsel to the receiver in more than 15 cases brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Federal Trade Commission during the past 20 years.  He has been appointed the receiver by federal courts in each of the four districts of Texas, as well as by the federal court for the Southern District of New York.  He is a founder of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.

The Receiver Kelly Crawford may be contacted by telephone at 214-420-4293 or email using the link below. When contacting Mr. Crawford, if he is not available please leave a message and either Mr. Crawford or one of his attorneys will respond to your message.


  • 09/27/22

    Statutory Restraining Order (“SRO”) Filed

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware files Statutory Restraining Order

    View Statutory Restraining Order

  • 10/04/22

    Receiver takes possession and control of the principal office of the Defendants and begins inventory and seizure of assets

  • 10/07/22

    Court extends Statutory Restraining Order and postpones preliminary injunction hearing until December 2, 2022

  • 12/02/22

    Doc 57 Order Of Preliminary Injunction, Appointment of Receiver [Kelly Crawford] And For Other Equitable Relief Against Defendant

    View Doc order 57

  • 01/10/23

    Doc 78 The Report of the Receiver's Accounting Firm

    View Report

  • 01/10/23

    APPENDIX to Report on Facility Inventory and Analysis

    View Appendix


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