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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cedar Hill, Texas, Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Making a False Statement in a Bankruptcy Filing

DALLAS — Haywood Bernard Hall, 35, of Cedar Hill, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to serve 24 months in federal prison for making a false statement under penalty of perjury in a filing in a bankruptcy document, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Judge Lynn ordered Hall to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on June 20, 2017.

On April 22, 2014, Hall was charged with four felony counts all related to the filing of a bankruptcy case in November 2010. The indictment also included allegations that Hall made false statements about his employment and used a false social security number in another bankruptcy case filed in July 2007. In May 2016, Hall pleaded guilty to Count Two of the indictment which charged Hall with making a false statement under penalty of perjury. According to documents filed in the case, Hall filed several bankruptcy related documents in November 2010 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas. When Hall filed these bankruptcy papers, he knowingly and fraudulently made a material false statement under the penalty of perjury when Hall caused a “Statement of Social Security,” (Form B21) to be filed that falsely represented that the social security number listed on the Form B21 was Hall’s lawfully assigned social security number. At the conclusion of the evidence at today’s sentencing hearing, Judge Lynn stated that defendant Hall had demonstrated a repeated history of making false statements and that defendant Hall’s explanations for his criminal conduct were not credible.

This case is one of several felony prosecutions of bankruptcy-related crimes generated by the Bankruptcy Fraud Initiative in the Northern District of Texas. This defendant is the 16th defendant convicted since August 2013 as part of that initiative.

 

Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Jarvis prosecuted.

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Topic: 
Bankruptcy
Updated April 19, 2017