Local Fails to Appear in Court — Again

Local Fails to Appear in Court — Again

According to a March 8 filing at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Oakland, John Nelson Beck has failed to appear at a meeting of his creditors for a second time. Beck had a Feb. 9 date with the court, but disappeared some 30 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to begin. (“Alameda Man Disappears,” Feb. 18; “Beck Still Missing As Case Unfolds,” March 3). 

The courts then rescheduled the meeting for March 8, a day that passed without Beck’s presence in court. 

Beck’s troubles stem from a July 1, 2009, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint claiming that he was selling unwary clients spurious get-rich-quick real-estate programs. On August 23, 2012, the federal court agreed and saddled Beck with a $113 million judgement.  

One month later, in September 2012, Beck filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. On Nov. 30, 2015, Beck converted that filing to Chapter 7. The court has now filed to dismiss the bankruptcy, leaving Beck vulnerable to his creditors.