George charged $275 an hour to go to work for Mulholland. But things started out rocky until finally the rock rolled over Mulholland’s head. Mulholland lived in Saginaw, his properties were mostly in northeast Michigan and he had an office in Lansing. So, Cushingberry filed the first case where Lansing debtors go, to Grand Rapids Federal Court. The problem: The bankruptcy judge ruled the filing was improper and shipped the case east to Bay City bankruptcy court. Mulholland needed only to hand off one property to the bank, yet for some reason Cushingberry decided it was a better idea to file Chapter 13 business bankruptcy in one case. This allows debtors to walk away cleanly after paying what they can. This sounded like a good plan at the time, except George missed an important part of the Chapter 13 rules: the debt level caps. Secured and unsecured debt combined can’t exceed $1.3 million dollars.
The lawsuit claims Cushingberry said he could take care of Mr. Hudson's unpaid medical expenses, as well as funeral expenses here at the Swanson Funeral Home. But Mrs. Hudson now says that was a lie.
Roxanne Hudson says Cushingberry took her husband's prized cars for joyrides before selling them off - without giving her any money.
I tried giving Cushingberry a chance to respond to Hudson's allegations but nobody was at the council office and nobody was at the house.
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