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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 15, 2021

York County Man Charged With Bankruptcy Fraud

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Christopher Gambrill, age 44, of Windsor, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury for concealing assets during a bankruptcy proceeding.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that while Gambrill was a party in a bankruptcy proceeding in December 2016 through September 2017, he fraudulently concealed a $125,000 inheritance from the bankruptcy trustee and creditors.         

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

Indictments are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is imprisonment for five years, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Topic(s): 
Bankruptcy
Updated April 16, 2021