BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The former Holmes County Clerk of Court has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud.
Kyle Hudson was arrested in March by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He's charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, seven counts of official misconduct, and one count of money laundering. The FDLE began investigating Hudson in January after Hudson allegedly submitted false travel vouchers for official trips and being reimbursed money he didn't spend. Investigators say those trips or meetings either didn't happen or Hudson didn't attend. They also said Hudson created fake hotel receipts and meeting agendas, submitting them for reimbursements. They say the costs total more than $6,000 in taxpayer money.
In March, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order removing Hudson from his position.
Last week a federal grand jury in Tallahassee indicted Hudson with wire fraud.
Monday Hudson was in court again and entered his plea. He has been released from custody as long as he meets the requirements of his release, which include no drug use, no leaving the area without consent from the circuit, and not violating any local, state or federal laws.
According to court records, a jury trial is scheduled for December 9th.
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