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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Decatur Man Sentenced for Concealing Assets from Bankruptcy Court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Decatur, Ill., man, Daniel C. Miner, Jr., 53, has been sentenced for bankruptcy fraud. On Jan.16, 2020, U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough ordered Miner to serve weekends in jail for six months of a three-year term of supervised release. Miner was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,500 and to pay $5,242 in restitution.

On May 31, 2019, Miner pleaded guilty to concealing from the bankruptcy court his transfer of real estate in the 400 block of East Douglas, Bloomington, Ill. The property belonged to the bankruptcy estate at the time and was under the control of the bankruptcy trustee.

Miner’s restitution order includes $900.00 to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court representing lost rental payments to the bankruptcy estate, and $4,342 to the Bankruptcy Trustee to pay the fees and expenses incurred by the trustee as a result of the concealment and transfer of the property.

The charge resulted from a referral by the U.S. Trustee for Indiana and Central and Southern Illinois (Region 10) to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. The charges were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in collaboration with the Central Illinois Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group coordinated by the U.S. Trustee. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris prosecuted the case.

The U.S. Trustee Program is the component of the Justice Department that protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system by overseeing case administration and litigating to enforce the bankruptcy laws. Region 10 is headquartered in Indianapolis, with additional offices in South Bend, Ind., and Peoria, Ill.

Topic(s): 
Bankruptcy
Financial Fraud
Updated January 21, 2020