WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued a Georgia attorney and his client for securities fraud over their failure to disclose the client’s criminal indictment in bond documents for $2.96 million of industrial redevelopment revenue bonds sold by Raleigh County, W. Va., in 2006 and 2007 that are now in default.

The SEC’s complaints, filed in federal courts in Georgia and West Virginia late last week but released Tuesday by the commission, seek to recover penalties and ill-gotten gains from Charles Aiken, 38, a Columbus, Ga., resident, and Chalmer Detling 2d, 35, an attorney who lives in Marietta, Ga., stemming from fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions made during the transaction.

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