Convicted Ex-Lawmaker Must Amend Ch. 13 Plan

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A bankruptcy judge on Thursday directed former Virginia legislator Phillip A. Hamilton, who was convicted of trading state money for a job at Old Dominion University, and his wife to rework a Chapter 13 plan to repay some of their creditors.

In April, Chapter 13 trustee Michael P. Cotter called Hamilton's plan underfunded, saying he did not believe the couple would be able to increase monthly payment plans, especially given Hamilton's legal troubles. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Santoro agreed with Cotters' assessment and gave the...
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