- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MONROE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 53-year-old bankruptcy lawyer has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for collecting filing fees from clients without informing the bankruptcy court.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Glay H. Collier II of Benton, Louisiana, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge on one count of bankruptcy fraud. He also was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $69,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Collier pleaded guilty to filing records into the bankruptcy court stating he would accept “No Look” fees as payment for his services. The “No Look” fee caps attorney’s fees in bankruptcy proceedings to $2,800. In excess of that limit, Collier charged up to $281 in filing fees to some clients, which he did not disclose to the court.

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