Georgia Woman Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud in South Carolina
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 17, 2009|
COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins stated that Amanda Boulware, 43, of Union City, Georgia, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia for making a fraudulent statement on a bankruptcy petition. United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. sentenced Boulware to 15 months imprisonment.
In August 2007, Boulware filed a Chapter 13 voluntary bankruptcy petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Columbia. Boulware deliberately failed to list nine previous bankruptcy cases she had filed, and then certified the petition as true and accurate. At that time, Boulware was subject to an Order issued three months earlier by a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of Georgia prohibiting Boulware from refiling for bankruptcy relief in any district for five years.
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Trustee’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Hunter Young of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.