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Judge Reprimands Bankruptcy Company Critique Services

A federal judge has referred to a low-cost bankruptcy business as “a massive rip-off operation” and its operators as “dishonest and dangerously incompetent.” According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Critique Services LLC is accused of representing low-income clients, and then taking their money and abandoning their bankruptcy cases. Complaints against Critique Services allege the business would receive money from clients and then fail to file crucial paperwork. Clients would fork over several hundred or thousands of dollars and then be unable to reach their attorneys by phone or in person. Many people experienced additional financial hardships due to the highly unethical scheme. Critique Services would charge $296 for Chapter 7 cases and $4,000 for Chapter 13 cases. In 2013, the company made a reported $800,000. Many of the people affected by Critique Services were poor and unable to defend themselves. Allegedly, the operators of Critique Services knew…
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What Can We Learn from These Three Examples of Bankruptcy Fraud?

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the star of the show Dance Moms facing charges of bankruptcy fraud. However, most people who commit bankruptcy fraud are not so brazen. The IRS publishes stories of bankruptcy fraud every few months, and these posts can serve as great illustrative examples of why hiding assets is always a very bad idea. Earlier this year in January, an Idaho man attempted to conceal a 5 percent interest in the business he had just used to file for bankruptcy. Asset concealment is no laughing matter to the bankruptcy court, and he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $165,343 in restitution. A businessman in Virginia was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,019,403 in restitution for wire and bankruptcy fraud. As it turns out, the man forged signatures on liens, trusts and other income documentation…
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The Sader Law Firm Welcomes Stewart Bogart to Our Team of Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys

The Sader Law Firm is happy to welcome Stewart Bogart to our team of Kansas City bankruptcy attorneys. Stewart’s love for local sports, grilling good food with family or friends and helping people resolve their financial problems make him an excellent fit for The Sader Law Firm. Stewart graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Business Administration. After completing his undergraduate studies, Stewart worked for De Soto High School, helping special needs children and coaching the school’s wrestling and football teams. Stewart later moved across the country to Oklahoma, where he enrolled in the Oklahoma City University School of Law. One year later, he transferred to the University Of Kansas School of Law where he finished his Juris Doctor in 2015. While enrolled in law school, he worked as a law clerk for Hornbeek Vitali &…
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