Rucker Will Assume Post with Kansas City Office

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With Thursday being her last day as docketing clerk in the Chapter 11 division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk's office, Barbara Rucker heads to Kansas City to step into a deputy clerk's position there.

Rucker, 27, worked for about five and a-half years under U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk Walter Mounts here and moves to the Western District of Missouri to begin her work Monday. . .

- Ann Linn, the estranged wife of noted Oklahoma City attorney James P. Linn, applied for and received permission from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to transfer $1.6 million from a Denver bank where it was being held in a non-interesting bearing and uninsured account.

The money, $950,000 of which is hers and the remaining her husband's, resulted from the sale of an airplane and the subsequent garnishment by Linn against the lawyers who had control over the funds.

The funds were ordered Thursday to be sent to a bank of the Assistant U.S. Trustee's choosing because Mike Freeman, the trustee, was also order to become a signator on the account along with debtor-in-possession Linn.

The money - which drew the attention of 13 attorneys representing clients such as Seattle First National Bank and Trust Co., the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and attorneys for her husband as well - will be placed in a fully-insured and interest-bearing account.

Many of the attorneys present were concerned with having their clients' rights to the money preserved, but Judge John TeSelle assured them the court's order was only to have the money placed under the court's supervision in the Western District. …