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Jun 14 2013 | 10:04am ET
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has sued an Arizona hedge fund manager for sending bogus statements to his clients.
Thomas Hampton raised about $5.2 million in 2010 and 2011 for a commodities hedge fund, trumpeting its profits to investors. The only problems were, Hampton Capital Markets was regularly losing money and Hampton himself had failed to register as a commodity pool operated.
According to the CFTC, Hampton defrauded at least 72 people.
The regulator said it is seeking disgorgement, restitution and fines, as well as a trading ban.