Bill collector facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges

It’s never fun to write about other attorneys getting into serious problems, but the Boston Globe is reporting this morning that former Saugus attorney James Gregson is facing federal fraud charges relating to his own personal bankruptcy case.

Prosecutors are alleging that Gregson bought the rights to winning lottery tickets, and then failed to report the annuity payments he received from the lottery commission on his tax forms and on his own bankruptcy papers when he filed in October 2005. The U. S. Attorney said that Gregson’s bankruptcy trustee received a tip about the omissions in 2006, leading to the charges.

Attorney Gregson was disbarred in 2008. Ironically enough, he had operated as a collections attorney for most of his brief career.

 

By Doug Beaton

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