Contributing Author: David M. Tanabe , Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
In In re Reichel , 645 B.R. 620 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2022), the Eighth Circuit BAP affirmed the denial of the debtor’s requests for appointment of counsel, writ of mandamus, summary judgment, and recusal.
The debtor filed a petition for Chapter 7 relief and signed a stipulation that waived his bankruptcy discharge. In 2016, a jury in a criminal case determined that the debtor engaged in wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud by illegally transferring funds from investors and employees to himself, and the court sentenced the debtor to prison. In 2017, the Chapter 7 trustee ...