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Jeremy Hutchinson Bankruptcy Case DismissedLock Icon

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You might have seen that disgraced former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25 in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, in connection with accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a nonprofit. 

He also was sentenced in February to 46 months in federal prison for public corruption and tax fraud. 

But did you know that his Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization case has been dismissed at his request?

He filed for bankruptcy on Dec. 30 and listed less than $50,000 in assets and between $100,000 and $500,000 in debt. He filed for bankruptcy protection because he was being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center for civil contempt related to failing to pay child support. 

Hutchinson “believed he could marshal assets and funds related to his estate to make his plan payment at the time he filed his petition,” according to the Jan. 12 filing by his attorney, Clinton Lancaster of Benton.  But Hutchinson couldn’t make his plan payments so he wasn’t qualified for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Hutchinson “will refile in the future when he can propose a feasible plan in which he can make the payments within the time-period allotted for reorganization,” the filing said. 

Lancaster didn’t return a call for comment.

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