A former Rockford man was sentenced to 11 months in federal prison for making a false statement in a 2009 bankruptcy case.
Jorge Pina, 44, now of Eagle Pass, Texas, pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud on April 10, 2012. He admitted to making a false statement in a document he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2009 bankruptcy case, which was filed in Rockford.
Pina admitted in his plea agreement that he filed a petition for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in October of 2009. However, in his bankruptcy schedules, Pina said he intentionally omitted all equity interest of approximately $43,000 in a property located in Eagle Pass. He admitted to signing the documents with knowledge that the information he provided was false.
Pina must serve two years of supervised release after his 11 month sentence as well as pay a $2,000 fine.
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