Disbarred Atty Says Assessed Fees Should Be Dischargeable

Law360, Miami (September 11, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney, who once choked a judge, asked the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to determine that the money requested by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to cover the cost of the proceedings against him is debt that is dischargeable in his Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Allen Feingold, who represented himself before the appeals court, said that the $45,000 requested by the disciplinary board should not be considered sanctions, which are not dischargeable under the bankruptcy code.

“The monies are dollar for...
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