Bankruptcy Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in September, 2011

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Staff director of super-committee in Congress comes well trained
Crosscut (blog)September 1, 2011

Bob Packwood (R), who hired him in 1990 as tax counsel to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Packwood, still regarded as one of Washington's most-knowledgeable sources on taxation, orchestrated a nearly unanimous tax-reform measure in 1986, ...more »

Florida Bar levies punishment on Trinity attorney for employee's actions
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

All three clients met with Perez, believed him to be an attorney and decided to hire the firm, according to the Florida Bar. Perez advised one woman to max out her credit cards before filing for bankruptcy; he told a man facing foreclosure to send his ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Ex-Industrial Enterprises Chief Gets Seven to 21 Years in Prison for Fraud
BloombergSeptember 9, 2011

Margulies, of Cleveland, was convicted in July of grand larceny, scheming to defraud, conspiracy, violation of general business law and falsifying business records in what prosecutors called a “massive” pump- and-dump scheme. “This is basically a case ...more »

Collections
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Debt collectors, college roommates: Your weekly ScamWatch
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Debt collection –- There are few things more intimidating than a telephone call from a collection agency. Some scam artists have been using that fear to bully people into giving up their debit card numbers on the telephone, then draining their bank ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Letters | Monday, Sept. 5
Kansas City StarSeptember 5, 2011

How has “the greatest nation on earth” with the greatest people ended up in this mess in which our government is near bankruptcy? Did England start a war when the Irish militants attacked them? Did India's government start a war when terrorists from ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Police: La Crosse man threatened IRS, Rep. Kind staffers
La Crosse TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

A La Crosse man could face federal charges after police said he made a bomb threat to the local Internal Revenue Service office Wednesday. Paul Weber, 48, first went to US Rep. Ron Kind's office at 205 S. Fifth Ave. upset about the IRS, ...more »

Garnishment
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Lawsuits filed
Longview News-JournalSeptember 5, 2011

Nicholas Lynn Cropper, expunction of records 2011-1908-A Colonial Pacific Leasing v. Timothy J. Washburn, breach of contract 2011-1921-A Kelco Equipment v. First National Bank of Gilmer, writ of garnishment 2011-1937-A Cecil Shelton v. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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North America's top maker of coated papers files for bankruptcy protection
Bankruptcy HomeSeptember 7, 2011

Six years after its purchase by Cerberus Capital Management, NewPage has filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law. Six years after its purchase by Cerberus Capital Management, NewPage has filed for protection under Chapter ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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AMR Faces Union Stalemate in Bid for $800 Million Labor Savings
BloombergSeptember 2, 2011

Unions for the pilots, flight attendants and ground workers want to recoup at least part of the $1.6 billion in annual concessions made to avert bankruptcy in 2003. Fort Worth, Texas- based AMR seeks productivity gains to cut labor bills that are ...more »

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