Sherif Zayat

New Court Filings in Zayat Bankruptcy Proceedings

The trustee overseeing owner, breeder Ahmed Zayat's personal bankruptcy proceedings made several court filings Tuesday to recover roughly $90,000 in allegedly fraudulent payments to various law firms. According to the court filings, Zayat was insolvent at the time the transfers were made, and therefore, the law firms who are the defendants in the suits received more than they would have done through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings "had the Transfer[s] not been made." Trustee Donald Biase alleges in his court filings that the largest transfer of money Zayat fraudulently made...

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$1.5m Zayat Settlement to Make Small Dent in Overall $19m Debt

The trustee in Ahmed Zayat's personal bankruptcy case has negotiated a $1.5-million settlement to be paid by the debtor's brother, Sherif Zayat, that a court document stated will "resolve all claims and causes of action" related to the multiple mortgages on Zayat's home. The motion for approval of that settlement, if so ordered by a judge in a New Jersey federal bankruptcy court July 6, doesn't mean the end to the complicated, now 21-month-long Chapter 7 petition by the allegedly insolvent former Thoroughbred owner and breeder. But it does mean...

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