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Kris Humphries: Victim of Wire Fraud by His Own Friend!

Talk about an ungrateful guest! Kris Humphries was sure to include his friend Audrey C. Hicks on the ultra-exclusive guest list for his wedding to Kim in August — Audrey even sat right behind Kris and Kim at the rehearsal dinner. Audrey was known to Kris as a Harvard grad and hedge fund manager, in whose fund Kris invested hundreds of thousand dollars.

Now, TMZ reports that Audrey was at the center of a $1.7 million scam — and got kicked out of Harvard for poor academic performance. (In his one math class, he got a D-. Ouch!) With a federal investigation into Audrey's suspicious business activities ramping up, Audrey was arrested in Canada and charged with wire fraud — on his way out of the country, allegedly on his way to neutral Switzerland. TMZ says that Hicks could face a $250,000 fine and 20 years in federal prison if he's convicted of the offense.

Another complication is the last thing Kris needs, with the rumor mill churning about his troubled marriage to Kim and Wetpaint Entertainment's exclusive news that Kim was eyeing another b-baller prior to wedding Kris.

Here's hoping that Kris is able to sort this situation out and recover his funds — stat!

Source: TMZ

10.30.2011 / 01:10 AM EDT by Sam Lansky
Related: The Kardashians, Gossip, Kim Kardashian, TV Stars, Kris Humphries

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