Former Holmes clerk indicted on federal wire fraud charges

News

Kyle Hudson

BONIFAY, Fla. (WMBB) A federal grand jury in Tallahassee indicted the former Holmes County Clerk of Court this week.

Kyle Martin Hudson, 39, of Westville, Florida, is facing wire fraud charges.

“A public office at all levels of government is a sacred public trust and anyone who breaches or betrays that trust will be held accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Keefe. “As the people expect and deserve leaders who do their jobs with honesty and integrity, we will vigorously pursue and prosecute those few who commit crimes and place their self-interest above the public interest.”

The indictment states that, between October 2017 and August 2018, Hudson, while employed as the elected Clerk of Court for Holmes County, Florida, fraudulently obtained more than $6,800 in taxpayer funds through the submission of fraudulent travel reimbursement claims.

Hudson will be arraigned in federal court on the charges on October 7.

Hudson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News Video

Ms. Watkins Third Grade Class

Thumbnail for the video titled "Ms. Watkins Third Grade Class"

Red Tie Ball Interview

Thumbnail for the video titled "Red Tie Ball Interview"

Local farmers attend The 850 Hemp Summit

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local farmers attend The 850 Hemp Summit"

Washington County offers property buy-out program

Thumbnail for the video titled "Washington County offers property buy-out program"

Power Up Energy Expo

Thumbnail for the video titled "Power Up Energy Expo"

Local veteran couple reflects on time served

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local veteran couple reflects on time served"
More Local News
Fill out my online form.