The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 19, 2011
Ex-CCPOA head Don Novey submits revised bankruptcy plan

Editor's note: This post was corrected on July 20 to report the correct September hearing date.

A bankruptcy court told Don Novey, the former head of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, to submit a new bankruptcy plan after questions arose about his original filing -- and he has.

Federal Judge Thomas Holman's tentative ruling Wednesday accepted some of the concerns about Novey's plan raised by the bankruptcy trustee and an attorney for CCPOA, which Novey owes $20,000 from an arbitrated contract disagreement.

Today Novey attorney Peter Macaluso filed an amended bankruptcy plan. Creditors and the trustee can now review it. Another hearing to confirm or further modify the plan is set for Sept. 6. Here's background on the case.

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