FAQ 

1. Who is the Trustee and what is his role in the bankruptcy case?
A. Please click on “The Trustee” located at the home page of this website.
2. Do I have to pay the Trustee?
A. No.  The Trustee is paid commissions pursuant to and under Bankruptcy Code §330.  The Trustee must file an application with the Bankruptcy Court for payment of commissions and notice of such application must be given to all creditors and interested parties.   The Trustee can only receive payment of commissions upon approval, and entry of an Order, of the Court.
3. Do I need to retain your firm?
A. No. The Trustee has retained SilvermanAcampora LLP as his counsel.
4. Do I need to pay SilvermanAcampora LLP?
A. No. The Trustee’s counsel is paid pursuant to and under Bankruptcy Code §330.  Trustee’s counsel must file an application with the Bankruptcy Court for payment of fees and expenses and notice of such application must be given to all creditors and interested parties. Trustee’s counsel can only receive payment of fees and expenses upon approval, and entry of an Order, of the Court.
5. Should I get my own attorney?
A. The Trustee is charged with a fiduciary duty to represent the interests of the creditors of the debtor’s estate. Whether a creditor retains personal counsel to also represent their interest is an individual choice.
6. How do I file a Proof of Claim?
A. Please click on “Claims” on the top or left side of this website for a Proof of Claim form and instructions for filing.
7. If I already sent my paperwork to the FBI, US Attorney or United States Postal Inspector, do I need to send my paperwork to the Trustee too?
A. If you have sent your paperwork to the United States Postal Inspector in Hicksville, New York, we can obtain a copy of your paperwork and therefore, it is not necessary for you to send an additional copy along with your Proof of Claim form.  Please note on your Proof of Claim form that you would like us to obtain your paperwork from the Postal Inspector.