26 April 2014
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Christy Brandon Run Roughshod over WW II Veteran Warren Bodeker.
This appears to be a very disturbing story. While I have not had time to get into Pacer to fact check it, I know from reviewing other files how certain U.S. Bankruptcy Trustees basically steal homes from innocent homeowners over innocent Bankruptcy oversights while allowing banks to put forward B10 claims without any examination as to their validity whatsoever. It's really sleazy activity and that is why NH BK Trustee Larry Sumski can't stand me; I heard him say as much in open Court when he didn't know I was standing behind him a couple of years ago. Anyway, read up:
Warren Bodeker and his surviving Airborne brothers came home to a grateful nation and settled down to a peaceful life. Warren lived happily as a law-abiding citizen on Freedom Lane in Montana, until he had to endure the great loss of his beloved wife Lorna this past year, after her five year battle against cancer, but Warren was still looking forward to being buried next to her on their property when he died, knowing that their land and home (which he and his wife built together) would be kept in the family. But Warren had a pile of medical and credit card bills to deal with and filed for bankruptcy, and that is when his nightmare began.
According to Warren and several witnesses, though Warren had utterly no intention of ever selling his land and home, and planned to die there and be buried next to his wife at 11 Freedom Lane, he was pressured and coerced into entering into a “stipulation” denying his bankruptcy discharge and waiving his homestead exemption, and thus coerced into selling his home, because he had failed to disclose some silver and gold he and his wife had set aside for their old age – which he considered a retirement fund that he did not have to disclose. Once that failure to disclose was discovered by the Trustee, Christy Brandon (a lawyer in Bigfork Montana who also works as a Chapter 7 trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court), Warren was pressured into signing the stipulation under threat of prosecution and under threat of having his home and land taken by means of adversarial proceedings with any left-over proceeds being consumed by lawyers fees and costs (with Christy Brandon serving as both the trustee for the estate and also as the lawyer for the estate, and also as the attorney for herself, as trustee).
According to Warren and several witnesses, he was essentially told that the Trustee would take his land and home anyway, and if he resisted, he would wind up penniless. Unfortunately, his own lawyer at the time went along with the stipulation, and did not fight hard to keep Warren in his home. Watch the above video interview to learn the details.