Representative wants bankruptcy closed 

State Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, asked a judge recently not to reopen his 2005 federal bankruptcy case, only hours after telling Oklahoma Gazette that he didn't object to the case being reopened.

According to a motion filed shortly after noon, Terrill, through an attorney, told the court, ""¦ Debtor respectfully requests that your Honorable Court deny the motion to reopen bankruptcy filed by the trustee and if needed set this matter for hearing and order such other and further relief as is just and proper."

A federal bankruptcy judge last week ordered Terrill's case be reopened after allegations surfaced in July that Terrill hadn't completely reported all his assets in the case. The trustee in the case " John D. Mashburn " alleged that $11,301 Terrill loaned to his 2004 election campaign was not reported in his bankruptcy case.

DISPUTE
In a filing Friday before the court, Terrill also seemed to dispute the amount, instead stating that $1,500 was used to pay expenditures, and was in fact not a loan or asset.

Terrill's request the bankruptcy case not be reopened followed only hours after telling Oklahoma Gazette that he did not oppose the trustee reopening it.    

"My wife and I don't have any problem with the trustee taking a second look," Terrill said. "If you notice, we did not object. We have repeatedly said that my wife and I don't have any problem with them taking a second look. We didn't file any counter-filings."

Friday's filing does exactly that. Terrill did not respond to a request for comments. "Ben Fenwick

 

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