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.

There's more to this story! You're only seeing 27% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories

© 2018 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
Create an Account Forgot Password Help
pennysaver logo greatgetaways logo
We're on Facebook