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Bankruptcy Fraud


Bankruptcy fraud is bad.

Bankruptcy fraud by an attorney?  Worse.

Well, I have been absent from the blog for the longest time ever, for me, swamped with Chapter 11 bankruptcy work.

Hey, I am not complaining!

So this particular North Carolina bankruptcy attorney, who shall remain nameless, hey, innocent until proven guilty, already was nailed for fraudulent scams involving over 200 pieces of real estate and $15 million in bogus loans.

While under house arrest, on those charges, which are on appeal, she filed bankruptcy.

Allegedly, she concealed almost $100,000 of rental income she received.  She is charged with setting up fake email accounts to help her conceal income.

As I say to my clients, do you want to see the sunlight come up in chunks?

Then tell the truth!

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F Is For Bankruptcy Attorney Fees

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image by:  Dreamstime Bankruptcy attorneys file bankruptcy, themselves, both Chapter 13 payment plan bankruptcies, or Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies, more often than we get million dollar fees. But, what is news? Over a billion (yeah, B as in Billion) in attorney fees, on a bankruptcy case? Yah, you betcha. “These fees are higher than myContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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S Is For Chapter 13 Step Plan

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S is for Step Plan image by: dreamstime image by:  dreamstime Chapter 13 bankruptcy is difficult enough to understand.  The Chapter 13 plan is the point of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Chapter 13 is a payment plan bankruptcy case, as opposed to Chapter 7 or “straight” or “liquidation” bankruptcy. Clients always ask:  How does theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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C Is For Creditor

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   Creditors may not all look like this.  OK, probably none of them do.  But that is what some of them make us think they are, on their way to bashing our heads in if we don’t fork over the loot. Loot that we don’t have. The bankruptcy code defines creditor as: (A) entity thatContinue Reading

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Forgiveness Of Debt Income, What Everyone Ought To Know

DISCLAIMER:  NOTHING IN THIS POST IS MEANT AS TAX ADVICE, CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL Some of my clients were about to pay income tax because of 1099-C forms received on rental properties they had abandoned. I was stunned. These people were bankruptcy clients, who had already filed Chapter 7 and received discharges. So they no  longerContinue Reading

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Who Will Know If I File Bankruptcy?

Many clients ask me who will find out if I file bankruptcy?  Does my boss have to know? I don’t want my relatives and friends to find out. All court proceedings are matters of public record, unless the Judge orders the records sealed at the request of a party, and it must be for specialContinue Reading

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The Truth About Michigan Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

In the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, Detroit, ten percent of the Chapter 7 cases filed are by people without attorneys. Many of the bankruptcy petition preparers abuse the process. First, they charge more than allowed. All of the Judges in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court have signed an order limiting bankruptcyContinue Reading

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