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June 20, 2011

Tuscaloosa Bankruptcy Attorney Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud

"Federal prosecutors today charged a Tuscaloosa attorney with bankruptcy fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley.

The one-count information filed in U.S. District Court charges DONALD DIONNE, 60, with making a false oath or account in relation to a bankruptcy case.

'By including information which he knew was false, Mr. Dionne attempted to subvert the bankruptcy court’s rules regarding the judge and division to which his client’s cases were assigned,” Vance said. “Regardless of his motivation, as an attorney and officer of the court, Mr. Dionne had a duty to put accurate and correct information on the bankruptcy petitions he filed.'

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama is divided into four divisions: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western. The local rules of the bankruptcy court require that an individual debtor’s bankruptcy case be assigned to the division that corresponds with the debtor’s residence, principal place of business, or the location of the assets for the person or entity filing bankruptcy for 180 days before the date of the bankruptcy filing."

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A blog is saying what is bankruptcy fraud but everything he states is fraud, until he ended his blog being a fraud. And now i realize fraud is for someone , collateral for bankruptcy. Thumbs up for disliking!

Posted by: miami litigation lawyer | Jul 29, 2011 1:39:13 AM

This is definitely something that shouldn't be going on right now. If people are going to a bankruptcy attorney for help in their times of distress, they shouldn't get stabbed in the back by him. Sad story.

Posted by: Jessica Rey | Sep 16, 2011 3:17:01 PM

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