Sedgwick County District Court Judge Ben Burgess said Etheredge's past includes evidence that he fled the country to avoid prosecution.
Kansas Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs alleges that Etheredge made misrepresentations or failed to disclose facts when raising more than $800,000 from investors for the amusement park, near Park City.
Steve Joseph, Etheredge's attorney, says his client had plenty of opportunities to leave the country before his arrest on the current charges if he had wanted, but he didn't.
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