What You Should Know About Bankruptcy Fraud

Bankruptcy fraud is a serious federal offense that can cost you more than just your personal possessions – it can cost your freedom. There are various ways debtors try to deceive the court from learning more about personal finances. Many consumers may not realize that doing one act alone, such as concealing an asset, can [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:55:22+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Bankruptcy Fraud

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Lie to the Bankruptcy Court

There are too many debtors who think they can file bankruptcy protection and feel the court doesn't need to know everything about their finances. The bankruptcy code was established with federal regulations providing a fair option for debtors who truly need financial help. When individuals abuse the law for their own benefit, they can face [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:55:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Lie to the Bankruptcy Court

Credit Card Fraud in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

While most credit card debt is dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are occasions when a judge may require a debtor to repay a lender. The most common reason for judges to require repayment of credit card debt in Chapter 7 bankruptcy is if the debtor committed fraud. In other words, if the judge [...]

By | 2017-12-13T02:09:20+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Fraud, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Credit Card Fraud in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson

A woman indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges is also charged with intentionally setting a retail store on fire. Debra Fowler Kessinger, 57, was recently indicted in connection with a fire that took place in 2011 in Warren Country Kentucky. Kessinger was formally charged by a grand federal jury in connection to a fire that destroyed [...]

By | 2017-12-22T20:59:06+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson

Virginia Man Sentenced 30 Months in Prison for Wire and Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

A former commercial real estate agent and businessman who pled guilty in 2012 to various federal charges was recently sentenced in court. Michael Wayne Harding, 59, of Keswick, Virginia pled guilty to one count each of bankruptcy fraud and wire fraud after waving his right to an indictment. Harding will complete 30 months in federal [...]

By | 2017-12-22T21:00:59+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Virginia Man Sentenced 30 Months in Prison for Wire and Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

California Man Pleads Guilty to Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud through Homeowner Scheme

William Barry Blythe, 67, of Murrieta, California is charged with one count of bankruptcy fraud and submitting a false tax return. Blythe carried out a homeowner scheme that included creating multiple fake trust accounts that claimed to hold the title of homeowner properties. In doing so, he claimed to take ownership of the mortgages but [...]

By | 2018-01-09T07:16:29+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on California Man Pleads Guilty to Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud through Homeowner Scheme

Motorcycle Club Member Sentenced to Prison on Charges Including Bankruptcy Fraud

A member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club was recently sentenced to several years in prison for their involvement in an illegal organized scheme in Indiana. Jamie Bolinger, also known as Jammer, 36, of Martinsville, Indiana was sentenced to 102 months in federal prison after he pled guilty to a slew of offenses including extortion, drug [...]

By | 2017-12-22T20:00:10+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Motorcycle Club Member Sentenced to Prison on Charges Including Bankruptcy Fraud

Man Sentenced 15 Months Federal Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud

A Beverly Hills, California man was recently sentenced to 15 months federal prison after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud. His sentencing comes after he was found guilty earlier this year on related charges in a bench trial that lasted 5 days. Darren David Chaker, 41, will serve a prison term of 15 months which will [...]

By | 2017-12-21T01:17:39+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Man Sentenced 15 Months Federal Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud

Ohio Man Found Guilty of Bankruptcy and Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud in OhioA Mansfield, Ohio man was found guilty on more than 24 charges in connection to a mortgage fraud scheme that caused several banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank, to lose over $1 million. David R. Sharrock, 71, pleaded no contest to a slew of charges that included bank fraud, [...]

By | 2017-12-21T01:17:40+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Ohio Man Found Guilty of Bankruptcy and Mortgage Fraud

Man Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud after Hiding Auto Racing Business Assets

Robert J. Yonkee Jr., 54, was charged in a federal court with bankruptcy fraud. He was a former resident of Machesnesy Park until he moved to Lake Geneva. He is accused of providing false information about his assets and concealing property when he filed his petition. For each charge he faces five years in prison, [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:56:04+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Bankruptcy Fraud|Comments Off on Man Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud after Hiding Auto Racing Business Assets