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The "exception to discharge" statutes are straightforward. The 19 types of debt that are excepted from discharge cannot be discharged. A debt based on fraud cannot be discharged - in the same manner that domestic obligations cannot be discharged.
If the debtor has a good reason for not showing up to court when the default judgment was issued, and if the debtor has a good defense to the fraud claim, the debtor may be able to go to court that issued the default judgment to try to have the judgment vacated.
his is not something that can be done in the Bankruptcy court - it has to be prosecuted in the court that issued the judgment.
(The "T" belongs with "his" - the word should be "This" at the beginning of the last sentence.)