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I have an interesting series of questions to ask. First the

Good Afternoon,I have an interesting series of questions to ask.First the background;I was convicted on one count conspiracy to commit bank fraud for which I was sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay 700K+ in restitution. I have served my sentence and am now on probation. I am paying $200 a month on that restitution amount. I have never missed a payment.My former business partners testified against me. They are now embroiled in a federal bankruptcy case stemming from their behavior during the time that my crime (supposedly) was committed.An involuntary bankruptcy proceeding was initiated a few years ago, shortly after my sentencing. This proceeding also contains an adversarial proceeding initiated by the bankruptcy trustee in which she lays out a federal RICO allegation. One of the predicates within the RICO allegation is that my former business partners lied to the creditor (bank) about my behavior which in turned caused the bank to sue me and my federal bank fraud case to be initiated. The allegation is that my former business partners knew the bank would pass along their false statements to the justice department thus hindering the justice department's investigation as well as the bank's potential recovery of assets. There are (at least) eight other predicates called out within the adversarial proceeding.I maintained that I had no criminal intent and I did not benefit from the conspiracy. There were no other “conspirators” indicted.The case has been litigated in federal bankruptcy court and the judge has the case under advisement since December 19, 2015. The trustee expects a ruling soon.I can answer any questions you may have in order to clarify this further.My first question isIf the judge decides against my former business partners and all creditors are made whole do I still owe restitution?

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My mom is an alcoholic borderline personality disorder. She

My mom is an alcoholic borderline personality disorder. She is claiming that I forged her name on a student loan in 2006, and I did not. While she did get the loan for me, the agreement was that I would keep 4000 and she could keep the 6,000, and that's what happened. She never made any payments, and now the loan is over 14,000. She claims that I forged her name to get the loan and is demanding the 14000 or she will press charges against me. Does she have a case?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Only that she has a letter from me thanking her for securing the loan, and a copy of the 6,000 check that went directly into her bank account & proof that the $4000 went into mine. I thought I could help her by getting this loan together at a low interest rate.

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I currently work in Yosemite National Park so I am in

I currently work in Yosemite National Park so I am in California, but on federal land. The father of my child, Mike, also works here and lives with me.Recently I put in my two weeks notice. I had planned to change our housing, which is employer provided, to Mike's name. When I spoke with our housing manager Wednesday she said the upper management said we could not transfer our housing into Mike's name because he was not the same career band as me. I advised the manager I believed we were the same level. I was told we were not and I had a week after my last day (tomorrow, Sunday) to move out of my place. I feel the short notice and refusal to transfer names is purely retaliation for me leaving my position, which is a whole other can of worms because I am assistant manager acting as manager for the past nearly 5 months without compensation.We were offered a choice between two places "new housing" and the "T-trailers" however they are very aware we cannot accept new housing because pets are not allowed in those areas, and I have an 80 pound and 25 pound dog. So our only option is a trailer. Our current place is a small 1 bedroom (best guess a little less than 450 sf) with a small back yard for the pups. The new place is a studio about 140 sf. that doesn't even have room for our refrigerator.I looked into my original job offer and I was correct that I am the same level manager as Mike. When I pointed this out, I was told there were bands within the career bands. That's why I make slightly more than Mike. This is BS, I make slightly more ($1200 more a year) because my position is seasonal. If my pay scale reflects a undisclosed level of management this means at the store the brand new to management seasonal assistant manager (same pay as me) is above the year around assistant that has been in his position for years now (same pay as Mike) and this repeats over in Half Dome Village as well. This is definitely unfair, but illegal... I do not know. Please advise.

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I'm contacting you on behalf of my nephew. He is currently

I'm contacting you on behalf of my nephew. He is currently incarcerated in a county jail due to a probation violation. He was sentenced originally to 3 years probation - supervised by Community Corrections. He had 423 days of street credit at the time he violated. However, he wasn't given credit for the time. There is no information in the court transcript or sentencing information stating that he shouldn't have been given credit. At this point, he has been in jail for 15 months, was a trustee for 10 months, and also worked a job to reduce his time. He should have been released in March if given credit for the street time. We have consulted a lawyer who agrees that he should be released. The lawyer filed a motion in Circuit Court to appear before the same judge who sentenced my nephew. However, the lawyer is non-responsive and has told us that we're at the mercy of the judge. He can decide when to set a date to hear the case. Can you please advise whether we have a case and if the information that we have been told is correct?

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I am a 58 year old disabled american. I have resided in

I am a 58 year old disabled american. I have resided in Charlotte North Carolina all my life. I have been married to the same woman for 10 years and with her for 12. I am unable to walk, have no funds to work with she has 3 vehicles 2 of which I have maintained for 12 years recently paid 300 dollars for tires on the older explorer. I had to vacate my home due to a restraining order, she has kept some of my meds, my electric scooters, removed 500 dollars from a banking account that we shared the money was an emergency fund in the event I needed money. she has all the vehicles, makes well over 5000 dollars a month, house is paid for and I have medicene at the drug store that I cant afford and insurance don't cover. She has paid for my medical and provided home and transportation for me this whole time. I am now 40 miles away from anything familiar and no access to anything, could she be responsible for my medicene still and providing transportation as well. I am desperate. Henry H Rhyne IV

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I have a translation company. We were asked to translate a

I have a translation company. We were asked to translate a few comic books, which we did. The customer has not paid us, and is not responding to any communication (they once responded saying they have no money right now and offered to pay less than half owed, but not until next year, and we declined).It has been over a year now. The translated books are for sale at Amazon, iTunes, etc. Can we claim that we own the content since it is an original creation by us until we receive a payment, and therefore issue a take down notice to prevent them from selling the books? Obviously they are not going to pay us, so can we block them from making money using the translations?

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The police take you to the hospital because they believe you

the police take you to the hospital because they believe you are suicidal but not , does this constitute involuntary commitment to a mental institution and being adjudicated as mentally defective? The reason I have a worry is because I want to be able to purchase a shotgun in the future forclayshooting. Question 11f on form 4473 states "Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determintation by a court, board, or commission or another lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself or others or having been adjudicated incompetent to manage your ownaffairs) or have you ever been committed to a mental institution?" Can I mark "no" on this question in good conscience in order avoid not lying on this form. The wording of the question in 11f on the form 4473 to purchase a gun. I am worrying if this question applies to me if the cops have taken me to the hospital because they deemed me a danger to myself when all I said out of figure of speech is sometimes "I want to shoot myself" my job called the cops to come get me. Am I classified as a "adjuducated as mental defective" and was I committed to a mental institution? Was I involuntarily committed? I never saw a judge and did not have due process. I stayed for mental evaluation for less than 24 hours and was deemed not a danger to myself and others. Please help me.

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The police take you to the hospital because they believe you

the police take you to the hospital because they believe you are suicidal but not , does this constitute involuntary commitment to a mental institution and being adjudicated as mentally defective? The reason I have a worry is because I want to be able to purchase a shotgun in the future forclayshooting. Question 11f on form 4473 states "Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determintation by a court, board, or commission or another lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself or others or having been adjudicated incompetent to manage your ownaffairs) or have you ever been committed to a mental institution?" Can I mark "no" on this question in good conscience in order avoid not lying on this form. The wording of the question in 11f on the form 4473 to purchase a gun. I am worrying if this question applies to me if the cops have taken me to the hospital because they deemed me a danger to myself when all I said out of figure of speech is sometimes "I want to shoot myself" my job called the cops to come get me. Am I classified as a "adjuducated as mental defective" and was I committed to a mental institution? Was I involuntarily committed? I never saw a judge and did not have due process. I stayed for mental evaluation for less than 24 hours and was deemed not a danger to myself and others. Please help me.

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The police take you to the hospital because they believe you

the police take you to the hospital because they believe you are suicidal but not , does this constitute involuntary committment to a mental institution and being adjudicated as mentally defective? The reason I have a worry is because I want to be able to purchase a shotgun in the future for clay shooting. On form 4473 11f asks whether you have been adjudicated as mentally defective and have you been committed to a mental institution? Please help me.

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