Marika Tolz, a trustee in southern Florida, was sentenced on August 10, 2011 to 81 months in prison. Tolz was found guilty of wire fraud conspiracy. Tolz was a Chapter 7 trustee in Hollywood, Florida, who misappropriated approximately $16 million in funds from cases assigned to her. Ironically, one of the cases she defrauded was that of a Ft. Lauderdale man, Scott Rotstein, who was accused of orchestrating a ponzi scheme that defrauded victims out of a substantial amount of money.
If you feel the trustee in your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case is acting inappropriately, contact a Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer to discuss your options and your specific situation.