AmeriFirst Exec's Mom Cleared In Contempt Finding

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has vacated an order holding the mother of Jeffrey C. Bruteyn, ex-managing director of disgraced AmeriFirst Funding Inc., in civil contempt for violating an asset freeze, but has refused to overturn a contempt order against Bruteyn's former attorney.

In an opinion handed down Friday, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the contempt order against Lois Whitcraft, finding that there was scant evidence to show that she knew items in her son's possession could not be transferred under a...
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