Christy Ogle, founder of Sometimes Spouse, admits that she and her husband Max once hid a truck to keep a secured creditor from repossessing it. An attorney says such an action is considered a Class E Felony under Missouri law. Current creditors claim history may be repeating itself as the Ogles petition for their 2nd bankruptcy.
The meeting of the creditors and bankruptcy trustee James Studensky regarding the Christy Ogle & Max Ogle Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was held by conference call April 17, 2020.
Creditors have the right to object to the bankruptcy discharge or to challenge whether certain debts are dischargeable by filing a complaint 30 days after that hearing.
There seem to be many questions about the legitimacy of the Ogle’s bankruptcy petition, which we will discuss here and on related posts.
We have launched a GoFundMe page to demand that the Ogle’s bankruptcy petition be REJECTED: GoFundMe: Christy Ogle / Sometimes Spouse FACT CHECK Initiative.
We have launched a FACT CHECK page to show our investigation into Max & Christy Ogle’s Misrepresentations & False Statements.
Are Max Ogle and Christy Ogle “Honest but Unfortunate Debtors”?
Christy Ogle & Max Ogle, founders of Sometimes Spouse and the failed Sometimes Spouse franchise program, are asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to wipe away nearly $2M in debts they owe to former franchisees, business partners, and other creditors.
(See Christy Ogle & Max Ogle’s bankruptcy petition here: SOMETIMES SPOUSE Christy Ogle Max Ogle Bankruptcy Filing.)
Business owners who sued or are suing Christy Ogle, Max Ogle and their Sometimes Spouse business claim the Ogle’s don’t meet the definition of “Honest but Unfortunate Debtors” which is what bankruptcy laws were created to protect.
Christy Ogle herself may have provided one of the most blatant indictments of the couple’s honesty in the book she self-published though Amazon.
We bought the Kindle version ($2.99) of “$how Me $ucce$$: a simple guide to building a Roadmap to your future,” by Christy Ogle available here.
In “Chapter 6: Entrepreneur?” Christy Ogle described their financial hardships, years ago, when they lived in Missouri. While she doesn’t give the year, it likely occurred around the time of their first bankruptcy in 2002, shortly before they she says they had “burnt all our bridges” in Missouri and moved to Texas.
One December night, about 12 a.m., we heard a loud knock at the door. Max went to answer it, and it was a man there to repossess our truck. Max had luckily drove mommas car home that night, and the truck was at her house. We had now become those people who hadn’t paid their bills, and he wanted the truck.
I was so scared that night, not knowing what we would do for a vehicle. If Max couldn’t work, we were done. Thank goodness we had a friend who owned a car dealership. Max hid the car at the dealership, and we borrowed a car from him. Just luck, but it worked for us.
Is Christy Ogle Admitting to a Class E Felony? And Bankruptcy Fraud?
Is hiding a vehicle from repossession against the law in Missouri?
Someone posted this question on the AVVO legal site here. According to Missouri attorney Steven Dwight Hardin, the answer is YES. Hardin states:
Yes it is a criminal offense to conceal property subject to a security interest with the purpose to defraud the holder of the security interest.
Hardin shared the Missouri state law that says it’s a Class E felony to conceal secured property worth more than $750:
570.180. Defrauding secured creditors — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of defrauding secured creditors if he or she destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers, transfers or otherwise deals with property subject to a security interest with purpose to defraud the holder of the security interest.
2. The offense of defrauding secured creditors is a class A misdemeanor unless the amount remaining to be paid on the secured debt, including interest, is seven hundred fifty dollars or more, in which case defrauding secured creditors is a class E felony.
Are Christy Ogle & Max Ogle Concealing Assets From the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Texas?
Christy Ogle clearly believes that there’s nothing wrong with deceptively concealing assets even when she has a legal obligation to disclose them.
In fact, she openly and publicly admits to defrauding company that loaned them the money for their truck by publishing it in her book.
Now, in 2020, Christy Ogle and Max Ogle are once again attempting to use the bankruptcy laws designed for “honest but unfortunate debtors” to escape their financial obligations to franchise owners and former business partners they’ve wronged.
Will the Ogle’s creditors and their attorneys file an objection and request dismissal of the Ogle’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, as allowed for 30 days after the creditor’s meeting (originally scheduled for 3/24/20)?
Will bankruptcy trustee James Studensky and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Ronald B. King refuse the Ogle’s attempt to escape their obligations, due one or more of these questions, issues and allegations?
Here are some of the questions regarding their status a “honest but unfortunate debtors.”
What do you think? Does Max Ogle and Christy Ogle of Sometimes Spouse deserve bankruptcy protection designed for “Honest but unfortunate debtors”?
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