This matter is complicated. If you haven’t been following along at home, then you’ve got a lot of catching up to do. First read about Barrett Wissman, Clark Hunt’s business partner who got very sideways with the feds. The matter involves essentially bribing people to get state pension funds to invest with a hedge fund controlled by Wissman and Hunt — except Hunt says he didn’t know what was going down. His hands are clean.
Okay, fast forward. In August, a businesswoman named Hilary Kramer filed suit in New York County claiming that Wissman and Hunt destroyed her Greentech, “the only woman-owned alternative energy hedge fund in America.” Do the two cases seem unrelated? Well, not so much. Because Kramer and her lawyer, on Christmas eve eve, filed a motion for default judgment. You can read it for yourself. But here are two interesting parts, if you’re looking for a quick fix. Apparently Hunt has been dodging process servers with some help:
Upon information and belief, the sources of which are publicly available information about defendant Hunt and the Hunt family, the NFL lineman-sized man who answered the door at Hunt’s residence lied to the process server when he stated that he was Clark Hunt. In fact, the real Clark Hunt is of diminutive stature.
And about that whole deal with Wissman, who has admitted to felony securities fraud? In her filing, Kramer says this:
I have personal knowledge that defendant Clark Hunt was actively involved with his life-long friend, defendant Barrett Wissman, in conducting the business of HFV [the hedge fund], and that Clark Hunt directly participated in the pay to play corruption scandal and had direct dealings with the so-called “intermediaries” who paid the bribes to public officials in charge of public employee pension plans. For example, I personally observed Clark Hunt meeting in Dallas with Alfred Villalobos and heard them discuss how Clark Hunt was providing Villalobos with private jet flights, private helicopter flights, and other expenses in connection with HFV’s effort to obtain business from CALPERS and other public employee pension plans.
Now then. This is only one side of the story. It’s just another dot. But all these dots seem to draw a line that leads to Hunt. I wonder if the feds have spoken with Kramer yet. I wonder if Wissman is happy playing the role of the fall guy. I wonder which former Chiefs player answers Clark Hunt’s door.