United States v. Spurlin, et al.
Brian and Debra Spurlin were convicted of concealment of bankruptcy estate assets, for knowingly and fraudulently withholding their interests in certain properties from their bankruptcy filings, and false oaths and statements in bankruptcy for a false answer they gave on a bankruptcy questionnaire. Mr. Spurlin was also convicted of bankruptcy fraud for filing bankruptcy to effect and conceal a fraudulent scheme whereby he took money he was supposedly holding in escrow for a company with whom he was doing business. Mr. Spurlin did not appeal his conviction of concealment, but the Spurlins appealed all other convictions. The court affirmed the conviction of Mrs. Spurlin on all counts; affirmed Mr. Spurlin's convictions of concealment of bankruptcy estate assets and of bankruptcy fraud; but reversed Mr. Spurlin's conviction of false oaths and statements in bankruptcy for insufficient evidence. Accordingly, the court vacated Mr. Spurlin's sentence and remanded for resentencing.