by The Compliance Exchange on June 15, 2012
Daryl Hudson III, a former senior counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, pleaded not guilty in federal court after being charged with seven counts of wire fraud. Hudson, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Hampden Kent Group LLC, was arraigned yesterday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was indicted May 23 and faces as long as 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each charge if convicted. Hudson, 59, of the District of Columbia, is accused of engaging in a scheme to defraud Santa Fe-based Bluenergy Solarwind Inc. by falsely representing that he could secure debt funding to help the company grow, according to a statement by New Mexico U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales.
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