St Louis Bankruptcy Attorney

Most Missouri consumers are very reluctant to speak with a St. Louis bankruptcy attorney about their financial issues. Why? I don’t really have a good answer to that question except for it likely has something to do with the fact that many of the alternative debt relief programs have done a great job scaring consumers about … Read more

Consumer Warning: Bureau Of Prescription Health Charging For Free Assistance

If you’ve been doing business or contemplating doing business with the Missouri-based Bureau of Prescription Health the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to avoid this company. The Bureau of Prescription Health sounds like a trustworthy and reputable company (mainly because of the use of the word “Bureau”) but are in fact charging consumers … Read more

Missouri Mayor Sentenced For Fraud, Embezzlement And Witness Tampering

Earlier this month the United States Attorney’s Office announced that Kinloch, Missouri’s Mayor Keith Conway was being sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using the city’s funds to pay personal expenses, fund personal travel, purchase a Florida vacation condo timeshare (sorry, no jail clause in … Read more

Unstructured “Structuring” Scam

James Quirin has been charged with an alleged theft of government funds on September 29, 2011 for fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits. Apparently, Quirin applied for Unemployment Insurance benefits in February, 2009, even though he was a gainfully-employed businessman receiving significant income. Quirin and several of his businesses were sued in federal court. Just before he … Read more

Which Would Be Better, Debt Settlement or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? – Julia

“Dear Lewis, My husband and I make $4088 per month (Soc Sec + PT Job); we owe approximately $57,000 in credit card debt. Our house is worth about 175,000 with a balance of about 95,000. We own 2 vehicles outright (2002 Buick Le Sabre, and a 1995 Dodge conversion van). Our home is a converted … Read more

Debt Settlement Companies Being Investigated by State of Kansas

Kansas is cracking down on the sales and service of debt settlement services. While tight lipped about who they are specifically investigating, Kevin Glendening, the Deputy Banking Director, has confirmed his office is investigating debt settlement companies. Glendening says, “Companies that I think consumers should avoid are a lot of the ones that you see … Read more

Debt Settlement Companies May Not Be Paid For Services Not Yet Delivered Says MO AG

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against a company that advertised to consumers it could get people out of credit-card debt and lower their monthly payments, but did not deliver the services it promised. Koster said the company, Credit Solutions of America in Richardson, Texas, marketed to Missourians that it could reduce their … Read more