Apparently not, at least if that leopard's name happens to be Heidi K. Diaz.
I find myself in possession of a full copy of her bankruptcy filing from yesterday. It is very enlightening. I have only a few moments at this minute to get this up, but for now I will give you a glimpse into what I see ...
1. Cottle is NOT listed as a creditor, so she has paid him in full.
2. Heidi, Heidi, Heidi ... when you were sending off that tax check to the IRS just before the lawsuit was filed, why, why, why did you ignore the State of California? Didn't you realize that they were gonna want a whole big giant chunk of money from you?
3. The drop in the housing market must have hit her pretty hard. Or so she thinks. She estimates her house to be worth $200,000. Didn't she pay something like $400,000 for it? Oh, and there's that little tax thing again. It would be awful for that place to be sold at a tax sale ...
4. Her divorce lawyer (who isn't known in any bankruptcy lawyer circles in CA apparently) who subspecializes in bankruptcy DID get a pretty good sized retainer. And is pretty pricey to boot. Of course, $5,000 is a drop in the bucket for a successful business owner such as herself.
I've check with my own legal counsel on this - ALL of this information is public record now that it has been filed. Gosh, Heidi - do you really think it was wise to LIE on a document we all were gonna see and have enough documentation to put you away?
Or, I bet you didn't bother to read the fine print at the bottom - right by where you signed you name. You signed a statement that says, "I declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided in this statement is true and correct." You remember that part?
Well, how about the part that says, "Penalty for making a false statement: Fine up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years or both. 18 U.S.C. Sections 152 and 3571."
Bless your heart. Have you forgotten that you have now moved yourself up into FEDERAL court?
Later tonight I will detail some of those lies ...