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Default Possible Fraud in Truong Bankruptcy Filing

There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.

On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml

However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.

However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.

A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/

The real problem concerns a Truong alias, Paul Derazza. Derazza is the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that Paul Derazza was an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that Paul DeRazza was not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to Paul DeRazza on the telephone.

However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
Paul DeRazza.

What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to Paul DeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.

Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.

Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.

If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.

However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.

This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.

Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.

http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf

http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf

Note that on August 5, 2007 Paul Truong was elected to the position of
Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the United States
Chess Federation. Nobody in the USCF knew that Mr. Truong had a
bankruptcy petition filed and pending at that time.

Sam Sloan filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 2, 2007 entitled
Sloan vs. Truong. Although Paul Truong was discharged in bankruptcy on
October 30, 2007 that does not affect the Sloan lawsuit because Sloan
was not listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy petition. It does mean
that Truong cannot file another bankruptcy petition for six years and
thus any judgment obtained against Mr. Truong cannot be discharged in
bankruptcy before that time.

Sam Sloan
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Default Possible Fraud in Truong Bankruptcy Filing

On Jul 30, 11:27 am, samsloan wrote:
There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.

On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml

However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.

However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.

A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/

The real problem concerns a Truong alias, Paul Derazza. Derazza is the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that Paul Derazza was an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that Paul DeRazza was not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to Paul DeRazza on the telephone.

However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
Paul DeRazza.

What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to Paul DeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.

Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.

Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.

If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.

However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.

This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.

Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.

http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf

http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf

Note that on August 5, 2007 Paul Truong was elected to the position of
Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the United States
Chess Federation. Nobody in the USCF knew that Mr. Truong had a
bankruptcy petition filed and pending at that time.

Sam Sloan filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 2, 2007 entitled
Sloan vs. Truong. Although Paul Truong was discharged in bankruptcy on
October 30, 2007 that does not affect the Sloan lawsuit because Sloan
was not listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy petition. It does mean
that Truong cannot file another bankruptcy petition for six years and
thus any judgment obtained against Mr. Truong cannot be discharged in
bankruptcy before that time.

Sam Sloan


This is off-topic, but I can't decide which name for Susan Polgar's
husband sounds better, Paul Lie-ong or Paul Falseong. Your thoughts?
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Wonderful news Sanny. Sam lost in five moves?

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Default Rob deflects for Paul Derazza, Bob Bennett, and the bunch

On Jul 30, 12:16 pm, Rob wrote:
Wonderful news Sanny. Sam lost in five moves?


Wow, Rob, you must be really desperate to keep doing this deflection
routine. Pretty sad.

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Default Possible Fraud in Truong Bankruptcy Filing

On Jul 30, 11:27 am, samsloan wrote:
There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.

On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml

However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.

However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.

A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/

The real problem concerns a Truong alias, Paul Derazza. Derazza is the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that Paul Derazza was an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that Paul DeRazza was not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to Paul DeRazza on the telephone.

However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
Paul DeRazza.

What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to Paul DeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.

Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.

Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.

If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.

However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.

This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.

Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.

http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf

http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf

Note that on August 5, 2007 Paul Truong was elected to the position of
Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the United States
Chess Federation. Nobody in the USCF knew that Mr. Truong had a
bankruptcy petition filed and pending at that time.

Sam Sloan filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 2, 2007 entitled
Sloan vs. Truong. Although Paul Truong was discharged in bankruptcy on
October 30, 2007 that does not affect the Sloan lawsuit because Sloan
was not listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy petition. It does mean
that Truong cannot file another bankruptcy petition for six years and
thus any judgment obtained against Mr. Truong cannot be discharged in
bankruptcy before that time.

Sam Sloan


Rob ("The Robber") Mitchell, who is acting like a co-conspirator with
Polgar and Truong, keeps changing and thereby hiding the subject
header, so this is to change it back again.


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Rob wrote:
Wonderful news Sanny. Sam lost in five moves?

Correcting the record.
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On Jul 31, 9:30 am, SBD wrote:
On Jul 30, 12:16 pm, Rob wrote:

Wonderful news Sanny. Sam lost in five moves?


Wow, Rob, you must be really desperate to keep doing this deflection
routine. Pretty sad.


And this surprises you how?
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Default Possible Fraud in Truong Bankruptcy Filing

On Jul 30, 11:33 am, The Historian
wrote:
On Jul 30, 11:27 am, samsloan wrote:



There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.


On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.


http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml


However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.


However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.


A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:


http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/


The real problem concerns a Truong alias, Paul Derazza. Derazza is the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that Paul Derazza was an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that Paul DeRazza was not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to Paul DeRazza on the telephone.


However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
Paul DeRazza.


What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to Paul DeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.


Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.


Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.


If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.


However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.


This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.


Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.


http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf


http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf


Note that on August 5, 2007 Paul Truong was elected to the position of
Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the United States
Chess Federation. Nobody in the USCF knew that Mr. Truong had a
bankruptcy petition filed and pending at that time.


Sam Sloan filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 2, 2007 entitled
Sloan vs. Truong. Although Paul Truong was discharged in bankruptcy on
October 30, 2007 that does not affect the Sloan lawsuit because Sloan
was not listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy petition. It does mean
that Truong cannot file another bankruptcy petition for six years and
thus any judgment obtained against Mr. Truong cannot be discharged in
bankruptcy before that time.


Sam Sloan


This is off-topic, but I can't decide which name for Susan Polgar's
husband sounds better, Paul Lie-ong or Paul Falseong. Your thoughts?


Personally I like the sound of Paul Lie-ong. Does anyone else have an
opinion?
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On Jul 31, 9:44*am, samsloan wrote:
On Jul 30, 11:27 am, samsloan wrote:





There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.


On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.


http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml


However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.


However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.


A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:


http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/


The real problem concerns a Truong alias, Paul Derazza. Derazza is the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that Paul Derazza was an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that Paul DeRazza was not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to Paul DeRazza on the telephone.


However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
Paul DeRazza.


What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to Paul DeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.


Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.


Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.


If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.


However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.


This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.


Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.



http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf


http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf




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Default Possible Fraud in Truong Bankruptcy Filing

On Jul 30, 11:27*am, samsloan wrote:
There is a question as to whether Susan Polgar and Paul Truong may
have committed bankruptcy fraud.

On May 13, 2007, the Lubbock Texas newspapers announced that Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong had been hired to run the chess program there.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...51307065.shtml

However, on June 21, 2007, more than one month later, Paul Truong
filed a bankruptcy petition stating that he was unemployed and his
only assets were his clothing, furniture and $40 in cash.

However, that might not be fraudulent or illegal, assuming that Truong
had not yet reported to work at Texas Tech or received his first pay
check. It might be unethical but it is done all the time.

A more serious problem comes with the Polgar books, videos and DVDs
most of which were produced by Paul Truong. Amazon lists numerous
chess books and videos jointly by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. For
example:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/081293671X/

The real problem concerns a Truong alias, PaulDerazza.Derazzais the
maiden name of Paul's first wife and the mother of his children. Tim
Tobiason told me at the US Championship in Stillwater Oklahoma on May
17, 2007 that PaulDerazzawas an investor who had purchased the
rights to all the Susan Polgar books, videos and DVDs. Mr. Tobiason
said that he was certain that PaulDeRazzawas not the same person as
Paul Truong and that he had spoken to PaulDeRazzaon the telephone.

However, Paul Truong has since said that there is no such person as
PaulDeRazza.

What may have happened is that Paul Truong and Susan Polgar sold the
rights to all their chess books, videos and DVDs to PaulDeRazza, who
is a fake, non-existent person.


What evidence is there which ties Paul Truong to Paul DeRazza, other
than the name? Is this actually a known alias, or is this just
speculation? In any case, it would seem to be important to determine
whether there is a clear link between the two. If there is, and the
sale of books happened as you said, it looks like an entirely
different level of impropriety than the other issues. The other
accusations are all that Truong misrepresented himself; this would be
a direct fraud for financial gain. If there is no link between Truong
and DeRazza, of course, then this charge is not on the table, and
Truong might well be able to argue that all the other actions even if
true are not criminal.

Jerry Spinrad


Paul Truong then files for bankruptcy, thereby wiping out $52,000 in
mostly credit card and bank debts. His major creditor was American
Express.

Paul Truong then starts working at Texas Tech University free of debt
and still holding the rights to the Polgar books, videos and DVDs.

If this is what happened it would not be surprising. This sort of
bankruptcy fraud is extremely common, and rarely prosecuted.

However, in this case, Paul Truong was also running for election. The
votes were counted on July 26, 2007 and Truong and Polgar were
elected. They took office on August 5, 2007. They are now on the board
of directors of an organization with 86,000 members.

This may be their undoing when and if those 86,000 members suspect
Polgar and Truong of bankruptcy fraud.

Here is the Truong Petition in Bankruptcy filed on June 21, 2007 and
the order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 30, 2007 discharging
Paul Truong in bankruptcy.

http://www.anusha.com/truong-bankruptcy-petition.pdf

http://www.anusha.com/truong-discharge.pdf

Note that on August 5, 2007 Paul Truong was elected to the position of
Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the United States
Chess Federation. Nobody in the USCF knew that Mr. Truong had a
bankruptcy petition filed and pending at that time.

Sam Sloan filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 2, 2007 entitled
Sloan vs. Truong. Although Paul Truong was discharged in bankruptcy on
October 30, 2007 that does not affect the Sloan lawsuit because Sloan
was not listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy petition. It does mean
that Truong cannot file another bankruptcy petition for six years and
thus any judgment obtained against Mr. Truong cannot be discharged in
bankruptcy before that time.

Sam Sloan


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