bankruptcy - criminal restitution order not dischargeable
In re Thompson - 3d Cir. - August 11, 2005
Held, state court criminal restitution order is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. The court said that sec. 523 (a)(7) "preserves from discharge any condition that a state criminal court imposes as part of a criminal sentence." (emphasis in original). The court said that this was a matter of first impression in the courts of appeals. David Scholl was the debtor's attorney.
Donald Marritz, staff attorney
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