TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 31, 2015

Circuit Court Judge John Gasaway and his wife, former Clarksville attorney Carrie Gasaway, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 13 within 60 days of the judge being sworn in Sept. 1, 2014. The Leaf-Chronicle reports the Gasaways claimed a total of $380,205 in unsecured debt and claim to owe $285,649 in unpaid taxes. John Gasaway blamed the debt on his wife, who has been convicted of extortion, and some of her former partners. The couple’s Chapter 13 filing was dismissed in April 2015 because no payments had been received. The couple refiled for bankruptcy this year. Judge Gasaway announced his retirement last week, effective Dec. 1.