Saturday, October 28, 2006

Candidate’s property transfer attracts federal attention

Friday, October 27, 2006
David Hammer
WASHINGTON -- A federal bankruptcy trustee is investigating whether a congressional candidate gave property to her family last year to keep it from her creditors.

Court files show that state Sen. Joy Padgett transferred her one-third share of her family farm less than a month before she and her husband sought bankruptcy protection for their office-supply company.

"I am looking into it within the office," John Kennedy, lawyer for U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Frank Pees, said yesterday.

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