Chenango County plans to go after serial bankruptcy filers

NORWICH – Chenango County Attorney Richard Breslin plans to nearly double his 2012 budget for outside counsel in order to go after “the more egregious offenders” of bankruptcy protection law.



“There are a few people who engage in serial filings of bankruptcy,” he told members of the county’s finance committee last week upon requesting $9,000 to cover the effort.

Property owners who are delinquent on their taxes may avoid foreclosure by filing for bankruptcy protection. The courts then arrange a partial payment plan for them, with or without interest depending upon the creditor. In turn, filers are expected to keep their current taxes paid up.


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