Why the bankruptcy judge refused to hold Chris Pettit in contempt
Christopher “Chris” Pettit, the ex-San Antonio lawyer accused of running off with millions of dollars in client money, has again avoided contempt of court in his bankruptcy case – for the moment.
In an emergency hearing on Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Chief Judge Craig Gargotta refused to grant the Chapter 11 trustee’s request to hold Pettit in contempt for violating a court order barring him from transferring or dispose of their personal property.
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