Nathaniel Florin Noble
ORDER DISMISSING CASE Signed by Honorable Donald C Coggins, Jr on 1/8/2018. (abuc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Nathaniel Florin Noble,
C/A No. 8:17-cv-01429-DCC
This matter comes before the Court on the Bankruptcy Judge’s Order finding the Debtor
in civil contempt, imposing sanctions, and referring the matter to the United States District Court
for the District of South Carolina and the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
for a determination of whether the Debtor should be held in criminal contempt. ECF No. 1 at 7–
10. Specifically, the Order outlines a pattern of conduct involving “the Debtor’s continuous
attempts to abuse the bankruptcy system with repeated bankruptcy filings while failing to abide by
the Bankruptcy Code or Bankruptcy Rules . . . .” Id. at 7. Therefore, the Bankruptcy Judge has
certified the issue of whether the Debtor should be held in criminal contempt to this Court and has
referred the matter to the United States Attorney for potential criminal prosecution. Id. at 9.
Following this referral, a Grand Jury indicted the Debtor for Bankruptcy Fraud, False
Bankruptcy Declaration, and Contempt of Court for the conduct described in the Bankruptcy
Judge’s Order. United States v. Noble, Case No. 3:17-cr-00989, ECF No. 2 (D.S.C. Oct. 17, 2017).
This criminal case has been assigned to the Honorable J. Michelle Childs, United States District
Judge for the District of South Carolina, and moots the matter at bar. Accordingly, this Court
directs the Clerk of Court to terminate the above-referenced civil case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Donald C. Coggins, Jr.
United States District Judge
January 8, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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