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Date: 09-28-2001

Case Style: United States of America v. Jim D. Shofner

Case Number: 01-CR-50

Judge: H. Dale Cook

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Assistant United States Attorney Wainscott W. "Scott" Putney, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Tony Michael Graham of Feldman Franden Woodward Farris & Taylor, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Description: Conspiracy to conceal bankrupt's assets from the IRS. Jim Shofner, a well known Tulsa bankrupcty lawyer, was accused of helping Barbara Jean Tillman fill documents in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on April 22, 1996, that falsely concealed her interest in real estate she had bought and sold under a false name. He also deposited $121,338.46 into two trust accounts the proceeds of two sales of real estate payable to Tillman in her false name which he later paid to Tillman. The effect of the acts alleged was to conceal the existence of the property and the proceeds from the sale from the Internal Revenue Service.

Outcome: Defendant pled guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison plus two years of supervised release and was filed $4,000.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: Ms. Tillman pled guilty earlier and was sentenced to five month in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and paid the $121,338.46 in restitution.

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