Bankruptcy case ordered reopened for Deal’s daughter, son-in-law

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge is reopening a 2001 case involving the daughter and son-in-law of  GOP gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal. According to AJC reporters J. Scott Trubey and Aaron Gould Sheinin:

The bankruptcy stems from a failed sporting goods business started by Carrie Deal Wilder and her husband, Clint Wilder, that Deal invested in and left him with $2.1 million in debts.

A U.S. bankruptcy trustee sought to reopen the Wilders’ case after it was revealed that Clint Wilder was not eligible for a discharge of his debts, including those from the sporting goods store, because he did not divulge a prior bankruptcy in 2001.

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3 Arrows

September 29th, 2010
11:11 am

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

greg best

September 29th, 2010
11:16 am

As a result of a new probe into this fraudulent bankruptcy, perhaps a Federal agent can get a straight answer from Nathan Deal’s son-in-law about what, when, how did Nathan Deal participate or have knowledge of the 2001 bankruptcy. Is it worth commiting perjury?


September 29th, 2010
11:25 am

From Today’s Daily Report
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Brizendine reopened the case of Carrie Deal Wilder and Clinton W.C. Wilder on a motion from Donald F. Walton, who oversees the Justice Department’s U.S. Trustee program for the Southeast region.

Bankruptcy laws bar anyone from filing for bankruptcy protection more than once within eight years.

Wilder filed for bankruptcy protection on Nov. 27, 2001, and his debts were discharged in 2002.

Then on July 15, 2009—almost five months before he would have been beyond the eight-year limit—Wilder and his wife signed a joint petition for bankruptcy protection. In response to a question asking if a prior bankruptcy case had been filed within the past eight years, the couple stated “none.”

A false declaration on a federal bankruptcy form “could be potentially subject to bankruptcy crimes,” said attorney Paul A. Rogers of Buckley King in Atlanta, who was appointed by the U.S. Trustee to liquidate the Wilders’ assets in 2009. “I’m not saying that occurred,” Rogers added. “But that is a potential consequence of executing false bankruptcy paperwork.”

The bankruptcy petition signed by the Wilders states that declarations are made under penalty of perjury and that the penalty for making a false statement is a fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

Mr. D

September 29th, 2010
11:43 am

If Daddy Deal wins the election, they should consider hiring Barnes to represent them on this matter. They couldn’t ask for a better lawyer.

Mr. D

September 29th, 2010
12:47 pm

According to Deal’s accountant, he should have been listed in the bankruptcy filing. Now Deal can either declare bankruptcy or pay off ALL the vendors, employees, lenders etc that lost money due to their poor business decision. If Deal can sell everything he owns and pay off all the vendors and lenders, I’d consider voting for him.

conservative teacher

September 29th, 2010
5:37 pm

You liberal reporters!!!!!!! Do you not get any sleep at night????????? You have become obsessive with this issue!!!!! How much is Roy paying you?????


September 29th, 2010
6:36 pm

Okay, Teach. We can skip this issue if you’d like. But I don’t think you’re grasping what has and continues to go on:

“On March 21st, Representative Deal quit his job as a member of the United States Congress just minutes before the House Ethics Committee was to open an official investigation into Congressman Deal’s shady behavior. To avoid being punished for his egregious ethics violations, Rep. Deal elected to abandon his responsibilities and desert his constituents.”

honest question

September 29th, 2010
8:31 pm