DALLAS - One of the Southwest's most prominent political consultants and a member of the Arizona Board of Regents pitched business for underwriter UBS AG while also heading one of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's fundraising committees.

Fred Duval, founder of Phoenix-based Duval & Associates, was working for UBS in 10 states, including New Mexico in 2004, according to records of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. At the same time, Internal Revenue Service records show, DuVal was also a director of ¡Si Se Puede! a committee Richardson formed to cover Democratic National Convention expenses.

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