In her Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, Crawford listed several parcels of real property as “held” for other parties, when, in fact, these parcels (and two additional undisclosed parcels) were hers. Crawford also did not disclose in her Statement of Affairs that prior to filing her case, she had received $80,000 in insurance proceeds from a robbery, using $47,500 to pay debts to friends and family. $7500 of that amount was actually sham transaction as were other funds deposited into undisclosed bank accounts used by Crawford.
Considering the cumulative weight of these non-disclosures, the bankruptcy court denied Crawford’s discharge pursuant ton 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A) and referred the matter to the United States Attorney for investigation of criminal wrong-doing.
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