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Trustee files federal motion to reopen Terrill bankruptcy

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A legal trustee assigned to Oklahoma legislator Randy Terrill's 2005 bankruptcy case filed a federal motion to reopen the case, citing undeclared funds in an election account, court records show.

The trustee " John D. Mashburn " alleges a loan for $11,301 Terrill, R-Moore, made to his 2004 election funds were not reported in his bankruptcy case, according to a motion filed July 18 in the Western District's federal bankruptcy court in Oklahoma City.

"Based upon the foregoing information, the Trustee believes there are assets which may be recovered and administered for the estate and the estate should be reopened to allow further investigation and action by the Trustee, the United States Trustee or other parties," Mashburn wrote.

Additionally, in listing his occupation, records show Terrill claimed while serving as a state representative, which is an elected office, that he was a "consultant" whose employer was the "State of Oklahoma," listing his work address as the "State Capital" (sic).

"On an interview form, I listed three occupations. Whoever entered that in typed the first occupation listed," Terrill said. "I wear three different hats. My business prior to the time I became a representative was that of a business and legal consultant. That is still what I list as my occupation on my financial disclosure forms."

Mashburn listed 16 creditors with claims referenced in the bankruptcy filing, including Capitol One, Chase, American Honda Finance, Dish Network, and others.

Terrill's case file listed his assets at the time of the bankruptcy filing as $43,250.47, and liabilities of $78,179.43.

"Obviously I don't believe it's just coincidental that we have an election coming up in just over a week. And obviously I don't believe it is just coincidental that there are several members of the south Oklahoma City immigration lawyer cartel that have been shopping this story for the last several weeks. The timing on this is suspicious and very likely politically motivated," Terrill said. "Neither my wife nor I have any problem whatsoever with the trustee in this case taking a second look just to confirm that everything was done properly, because we are confident that it was."  "Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick

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