Bankruptcy Law
United States of America v. Jonathon Edward Warren; Antonio Enrique Martinez

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with multiple federal
charges for their roles in a telemarketing timeshare-exit scam that bilked millions from owners.

This case involves the “heat pitch,” a high-pressure scheme to
defraud those hoping to extricate themselves. Telemarketers fro... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Mary Cossey

Hammond, IN: Bankruptcy fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Mary Cossey, age 54, of Munster, Indiana, who engaged in a scheme to defraud the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee and her creditors in order to take advantage of the benefits of bankruptcy—including the imposition of a stay on collection and elimination of debts—without making the financial sacrifices required under Chap... More...   $0 (09-06-2021 - IN)

United States of America v. Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.

Wilmington, DE: False Claims Act Qui Tam lawyers represented the United States claiming that Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. alleging health care fraud arising under the federal False Claims Act and violations of the Controlled Substances Act. Prior to the sale of its assets in bankruptcy, CCSP provided a variety of mental health and addiction treatment services at numerous locations... More...   $15000000 (09-02-2021 - DE)

United States of America v. Seth A. Bernstein

Miami, FL: Seth A. Bernstein, the owner of jet charter company All in Jets LLC dba JetReady, located in Florida, was accused of misappropriating Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds for his personal use. JetReady is a jet charter operator with its principal place of business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The United States alleged that Bernstein, on behalf of JetReady, applied fo... More...
   $0 (08-26-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Kevin O. Johnson

Rockford, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bankruptcy fraud.

Kevin O. Johnson, also known as “K.O. Johnson,” 55, of Sycamore, Ill., was convicted Friday on four counts of bankruptcy fraud, one count of making a false entry in a document in a bankruptcy proceeding, one count of withholding records from the Bankruptcy Trustee, and one count of concealm... More...
   $0 (08-16-2021 - IL)

In re: Purdue Pharma

New York, New York bankruptcy lawyers represented petitioner which filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors. It is estimated that 500,000 Americans died as a result of Purdue Pharma's sale of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.... More...   $0 (08-12-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. JOSEPH MALDONADO-PASSAGE, a/k/a Joseph Allen Maldonado, a/k/a Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, a/k/a Joe Exotic

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with twenty-one counts, most for wildlife crimes, but two for using interstate facilities in the commission of his murder-for-hire plots charges.

Joseph Maldonado-Passage goes by many names: The Tiger King, Joe Exotic,
and Joe Gone Wild to name a few—all a... More...
   $0 (08-10-2021 - CO)


Chicago, IL - Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawyer represented Defendants-Appellants with a unfunded vested benefits claim.

In 2000, Anthony and Pat Pitello purchased the property
at 2035 N. 15th Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois (“Melrose Park
Property”) with their father, Pat M. Pitello. Gradei’... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - IL)

Richard Gore Betty Tayor, et al.

¶1 The dispositive issue presented for review in this abuse of process action filed by the counterclaimants is whether the third-party plaintiff's challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence should have been sustained and a verdict directed for the third-party plaintiff.

¶2 We answer in the affirmative and reverse the judgment appealed.


¶3 Underlying the lawsuit - ... More...
   $0 (07-27-2021 - OK)


Milwaukee, WI - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant or his participation in a “fake stash house” sting charge.

Our opinion affirming Conley’s convictions on direct ap‐
peal sets out the facts of his case. United States v. Conley, 875
F.3d 391 (7th Cir. 2017). Here we focus on the facts relevant to
... More...
   $0 (07-26-2021 - WI)

United States of America v. Bruce H. Matson

Richmond, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with obstructing an official proceeding in connection with his attempts to thwart a 2019 investigation into his own fraudulent conduct as a bankruptcy trustee.

According to court documents, Bruce H. Matson, 64, misled the U.S. Trustee’s Office in 2019 when he made false statements in response to allegations that he... More...
   $0 (07-23-2021 - VA)

United States of America v. Joel Jerome Tucker

Kansas City, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with engaging in two separate fraud schemes related to millions of dollars in false payday loan debt and for tax evasion totaling more than $8 million.

“After raking in millions of dollars from the victims of his fraud scheme, the defendant lied repeatedly and used every trick in the book to hide his ill-gotten ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2021 - MO)

Mahammad Haroon Rashid v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented with a Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity charge.

In March 2010, Christopher Reyes needed a loan for his Fort Bend County
business. Gus Sosebee, acting as a broker, put Reyes in contact with Rashid and
Gerald Hendrix, who were principals of Worldwide Resourc... More...
   $0 (07-05-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Del Hodges Kimball

Kansas City, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bankruptcy fraud.

Del Hodges Kimball, 54, was charged for engaging in a bankruptcy fraud scheme related to his online payday loan company.

“This sentence should convince others that such behavior and actions will not be tolerated in the bankruptcy system,” said Acting United States Trustee Daniel... More...
   $0 (06-28-2021 - MO)


Youngstown, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Kevin Christ with appealing from the January 13, 2020 judgment of the Noble County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, which terminated his marriage, allocated parental rights and responsibilities in accordance with their agreement, provided an award of spousal, divided their marital assets and... More...   $0 (06-17-2021 - OH)

In re: Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC

Butte, Montana bankruptcy lawyers represented the Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC, which was forced into bankruptcy by the States of Montana.

Timothy Blixseth and Edra Blixseth, his wife at the time, founded the Yellowstone Club in 2000 as an “exclusive ski and golf community” in Big Sky, Montana. In 2005, representing that he was planning to take the Yellowst... More...
   $0 (06-11-2021 - MY)

State of Tennessee v. Michael Broyles

Knoxville, TN - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael Broyles with four counts of cruelty to animals charges.

The Defendant’s convictions relate to four horses belonging to Verland Prather, who
had entrusted the Defendant with the horses’ care. The Defendant claimed that he
maintained a horse rescue operat... More...
   $0 (05-27-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Daniel Kamensky

New York, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bankruptcy fraud.

Daniel Kamensky, the founder and former manager of New York-based hedge fund Marble Ridge Capital (“Marble Ridge”), was charged for engaging in fraud and extortion to pressure a rival bidder to abandon its higher bid for assets in connection with Neiman Marcus’s bankruptcy proceedings so... More...
   $0 (05-12-2021 - NY)

John Michael Walsh and Rosemary Joanne Walsh v. Fidelity Title Insurance Company

Trenton, New Jersey bankruptcy lawyer represented Appellants who sued Appellee seeking review of a ruling that the United States Bankruptcy court for the District of New Jersey, case number 19-13567.... More...   $0 (05-11-2021 - NJ)

Young Hui Kim v. Jean Christensen and Law Office of Jean Christensen, L.L.L.

Honlulu, Hawaii bankruptcy lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who used Defendants on a withdrawal of reference, a procedure that permits matters that have been automatically referred to the bankruptcy court under a general order of reference (28 U.S.C. § 157(a)) to be returned to and heard by the district court.... More...   $0 (05-10-2021 - HI)

United States of America v. Mark Anthony Coleman

Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with destroying evidence.

Mark Anthony Coleman, 58, a former Jackson Police Officer, was for destroying evidence of his involvement with a 16-year old female.

Coleman was charged in a federal criminal indictment on July 14, 2020 and he pled guilty before Judge Lee on January 21, 2021.

Th... More...
   $0 (05-05-2021 - MS)

United States of America v. Tammy Lynn Hawk

Greeneville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and making a false tax return.

Tammy Lynn Hawk, 47, of Bristol, was charged with one count each of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and making a false tax return. Hawk was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by three year... More...
   $0 (04-26-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. James Brassart

Fayetteville, Arkansas tax evasion criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, James Brassart, who was charged with filing a 2006 individual income tax return that reported adjusted gross income of $1,502,749 and taxes due to the IRS of $486,438. Brassart failed to pay all of the taxes owed and was assessed penalties and interest. To evade his tax liabilities, Brassart took extensive steps to ... More...   $0 (04-07-2021 - AR)

Re: The Bay Club of Naples II, LLC

Fort Myers, Florida bankruptcy law lawyers represented parties Frank Meak, Te Rock Custom Homes, Inc. and The Bay Club of Naples, II, LLC who appealed a decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.... More...   $0 (03-25-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Herode Chancy and Michael Albarella

New York, New York bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendants, Herode Chancy and Michael Albarella, who were charged with bank and bankruptcy fraud.

Defendants, who at the time of offense were employed as a managers at a Manhattan branch of a national bank (“Bank-1”), conspired to commit wire and mail fraud.

From at least in or about March 2019 up to and includ... More...
   $0 (03-22-2021 - NY)

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