Boise Man Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud for Concealing Interest in Business
BOISE –Steven Gregory, 66, of Boise, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for one count of bankruptcy fraud by asset concealment, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Gregory to pay $165,343 in restitution. Gregory pleaded guilty to the charge on October 21, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, Gregory filed bankruptcy in 2010 and during that bankruptcy proceeding, knowingly and fraudulently concealed a five percent ownership interest in a company. During the pendency of the bankruptcy case, Gregory demanded, and received, a payout of that interest in the amount of $330,464.19. However, Gregory failed to disclose both the ownership interest and the payment in his filed bankruptcy schedules and statements. Gregory intentionally and fraudulently concealed the interest and the payment from the Bankruptcy Court, the trustee, and his creditors.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.