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Former Kittery Woman Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Rana J. Clarizio, 46, of Oak Brook, Illinois, and formerly of Kittery, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to bankruptcy fraud.

According to court records, on March 21, 2014 the defendant filed for bankruptcy in Maine.  On April 4, 2014, she filed Schedules of Assets and Liabilities (“schedules”) and a Statement of Financial Affairs (“SOFA”) under the penalty of perjury in which she failed to disclose more than $70,000 worth of property of the bankruptcy estate.  On May 2, 2014, she testified under oath at a meeting of her creditors that her schedules and SOFA were true and correct.  In addition, in anticipation of the bankruptcy filing, she transferred and concealed over $125,000 worth of property of the estate that she failed to disclose in her April schedules and SOFA.
Clarizio faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each charge.  She will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated May 12, 2015