Hi, thanks for your question. You should hire a lawyer for specific legal advice. No attorney client relationship is created here.
The states attorney may be your best shot
Unfortunately, unless they can track the funds and they are still there, it's unlikely you'll get anything back.
If the bankruptcy case is still open, you can file an objection for the fraud to preserve your claim
You can then sue the principals, but if they have anything to get, that's another story.
Hopefully, the state/feds can seize assets to liquidate to pay back creditors. The bankruptcy case would do that too, but that will be shared by all creditors and harmed parties.
If the case is still open, contact the trustee in the case and ask about filing a proof of claim.
It sucks when I hear stories like this. Hopefully, there are assets to be liquidated to get you somethin.
Do you have any questions?
The bankruptcy case
There is a trustee assigned in the case, and their job is to liquidate assets in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
Did you get notice of the bankruptcy case?
Is the case still open?
You'll need to investigate that, if the case is open, contact the bankruptcy trustee to see if there are assets. If it is closed, you still may have a case, if your weren't scheduled in the case. Contact a local attorney about filing a motion to reopen that case to file an adversary.
You must have bankruptcy court permission to proceed against them because the bankruptcy case offers debtors certain protections, that can be modified as needed by your motion etc.
any other bankruptcy questions?
sounds like the states attorney has taken care of it. follow up with them about making a claim for any funds received.
It doesn't say what assets, if any were liquidated.
You may still have a case against them as well, so you may want to consult a local attorney to bring suit as well, or if you prefer, just wait to see what the settlements are from the states attorney
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