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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Magic Valley Man Sentenced For Concealing Asset From Bankruptcy Estate

BOISE – Christopher Brandon Craner, 32, of Buhl, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to two years’ probation for bankruptcy fraud-asset concealment, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Craner to serve two months of the sentence on home detention and pay a $400 fine. Craner, an avid hunter and professional fisherman, is prohibited from owning, possessing or using firearms due to the felony conviction.

According to the plea agreement, on March 24, 2009, Craner filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy along with a schedule of assets. On January 28, 2013, Craner admitted in court that between March 24 and May 4, 2009, he knowingly and fraudulently concealed from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee his personal interest in a “Ranger Boat Certificate” that had been awarded to him on March 14, 2009.

The case was investigated by United States Trustee’s Office.