Fraud and Misrepresentation Litigation and FINRA Arbitration Attorney, Russell Forkey, Esq.
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Daniel W. Nodurft, Case No. 8:09-cv-866-T26/TGW (M.D. Fla.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a final judgment against Daniel W. Nodurft permanently restraining and enjoining him from future violation of Section 5 and Sections 17(a)(2) and 17(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”). The Court also ordered Nodurft to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $50,000.
The Commission’s complaint alleged that Nodurft, a resident of Louisiana and the former vice-president and general counsel of Aerokinetic Energy Corporation (“Aerokinetic”), a Sarasota-based company purportedly in the business of developing and marketing alternative power technologies and products, violated the registration and antifraud provisions of the securities laws in connection with Aerokinetic’s fraudulent unregistered securities offering. On July 24, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued a temporary restraining order against Aerokinetic and its then president, Randolph E. Bridwell in a related case (Securities and Exchange Commission v. Aerokinetic Energy Corporation, Case No. 8:08-cv-1409-T27TGW). On January 19, 2011, the Court entered a final judgment against Aerokinetic and Bridwell imposing disgorgement of ill-gotten proceeds, jointly and severally, in the amount of $555,000, plus prejudgment interest in the amount of $59,571.09. Additionally, Aerokinetic and Bridwell were ordered to pay civil penalties of $250,000 and $130,000, respectively. Aerokinetic’s judgment was upheld on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.