Critical Case Comment

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee

United States v. Robinson (In re Robinson), 764 F.3d 554 (6th Cir. August 22, 2014) (Cole). The Federal government’s power to enforce the collection of fines and restitution trumps the statutory protections found in the automatic stay as to both the debtor’s property and property of the estate.

Case Summary

In 1996, James Robinson was convicted of mail fraud and was sentenced to 97.5 months of imprisonment. A year later, he was again convicted of various criminal activities . . .

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