By Jill Michaux, Kansas Bankruptcy Attorney May 9, 2008
The Executive Office of the U.S. Trustee announced today that it will resume auditing debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases starting May 12, 2008. One in 1000 consumer bankruptcy cases in each judicial district will be chosen for random audit, according to the program”s website.
The debtor audits were temporarily halted by the U.S. Trustee program in January 2008 for budgetary reasons. Previously, 1 in 250 consumer bankruptcy cases were selected for random audit by independent accounting firms contracted for by the U.S. Trustee Program.