4th Circuit Reverses Ruling On Restitution For Alleged Victims Of Bankruptcy Fraud

RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 17 reversed a district court ruling that held that a debtor owed $631,050.52 in restitution related to his bankruptcy fraud, concluding that the government failed to show the debtor's lack of truthfulness in his bankruptcy affected the alleged harm suffered by the purported victims of the debtor's fraud (United States of America v. Robert J. Freeman, No. 12-4636, Chapter 13, 4th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 955).

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