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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Boerne Couple Sentenced in Federal Court for Bankruptcy Fraud

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 54–year-old Kathy Suzanne DeBerry to five years of federal probation and on Thursday of last week sentenced 56-year-old Curtis Harold DeBerry to 24 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.


In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez ordered Curtis DeBerry to pay $800,000 in restitution and to be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.


On August 16, 2016, Curtis and Kathy DeBerry, residents of Boerne, TX, pled guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud. By pleading guilty, the DeBerrys admitted that on or about February 10, 2014, Curtis DeBerry filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in the Western District of Texas. They also admitted that between April 16, 2013, and continuing through August 18, 2014, the DeBerrys knowingly and fraudulently concealed 100,000 shares of stock valued at $200,000 from creditors and trustees charged with custody of such property.


This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erica Benites Giese and Christina Playton prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.



Financial Fraud
Updated February 23, 2017