(Bankr. S.D. Ind. Mar. 20, 2018)
The bankruptcy court holds that a fine for wrongful receipt of unemployment benefits is excepted from discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(7). However, the benefits received while the debtor worked under a certain contract were not excepted under § 523(a)(2) because the debtor established that he was confused by the government’s response to his question about whether he was “employed” if he was working pursuant to a coaching contract. Opinion below.
Attorney for Government: Megan Elizabeth Binder
Attorney for Debtor: Thomas H. Rothe
Author: Matt Lindblom