HARRISBURG WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANKRUPTCY FRAUDPosted by Jack Howser on Friday, February 17th, 2017 @ 10:03 am.
HARRISBURG, Ill. - One of our lead stories in this current issue has reached a resolution.
Rietta M. Miller, 51, of Harrisburg, has pled guilty to a bankruptcy fraud charge pending against her in federal court in Benton, U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce for the Southern District of Illinois announced today.
Charges were filed against Miller on January 30, 2017, as part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s effort to crackdown on those who commit fraud in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
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"Federal bankruptcy laws enable debtors to gain a fresh start in life through a discharge of their debts,” Mr. Boyce explained. “In order to get this fresh start, however, the law requires debtors to disclose their assets so that their creditors can be paid back as much as possible before the debts are discharged. Individuals who hide their assets during bankruptcy cases are defrauding their creditors. Our office will continue to prosecute those who engage in this type of conduct.”
“This case is an example of the collaborative efforts of the Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group and other law enforcement partners to combat fraud and abuse in our nation’s bankruptcy system,” stated Nancy J. Gargula, U.S. Trustee for Southern Illinois, Central Illinois and Indiana (Region 10). “I am grateful to U.S. Attorney Boyce and our law enforcement partners for their strong commitment to combating fraud and abuse in bankruptcy cases.”
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