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Merritt Rahn files for bankruptcy

By WILL ASTOR - 7/22/2013 6:17:24 PM

Disgraced former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn has filed for bankruptcy.

Rahn was convicted of evidence tampering in 2010 for attempting to cover up a Greece police officer’s role in a hit-and-run car crash and hiding the misdeeds of another officer who was convicted of using his badge to coerce a woman into having sex.

Released on parole in December 2012, Rahn served 28 months of a two-and-a-half year to five-year state prison term.

Listing his and his wife, Marilyn’s occupations as retired, Rahn filed a Chapter 7 petition in the Rochester U.S. Bankruptcy Court last Friday stating debts of $463,597 and assets of $164,780.

The couple declares income of $6,100 a month consisting of Merritt Rahn’s approximately $2,300 monthly Social Security payment and his $3,987 pension check. The filing details approximately $5,600 in monthly expenses, leaving the Rahns with a roughly $500 a month surplus.

Among debts Rahn lists in the filing are a roughly $29,000 federal tax debt and an approximately $1,700 state tax bill. He also lists a $19,000 second mortgage added to first-position $112,000 loan on his $159,000 Spencerport home. The house needs a new roof, new back door, driveway and heating and air conditioning work, the filing states. 

If the petition succeeds, Rahn’s roughly $300,000 in remaining debt, which largely consists of credit card borrowings, would be discharged.
 
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