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

Monday, September 28, 2015

Former Kittery Woman Sentenced to Over a Year in Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud

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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 366 days years in prison and three years of supervised release for bankruptcy fraud.  She was also ordered to pay about $185,000 in restitution.  She pled guilty on May 11, 2015.

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 about $185,000 worth of property of the bankruptcy estate.  On May 2, 2014, she falsely 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.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated February 4, 2016