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In re: SHERYL BRUNER,
Debtor.
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PHAEDRA SPRADLIN,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
MICHAEL JOHN KHOURI; KHOURI LAW FIRM,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 15-8031
Appeal from the United States Bankruptcy Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.
No. 13-51267—Tracey N. Wise, Judge.
Argued: May 26, 2016
Decided and Filed: January 4, 2017
Before: DELK, HUMPHREY, and OPPERMAN, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges.


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OPINION
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GUY R. HUMPHREY, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge. In this appeal, Phaedra Spradlin, Chapter 7 Trustee, appeals the bankruptcy court’s order and decision denying the Trustee’s request for turnover of funds paid to the debtor’s criminal attorney and his firm postpetition from a joint bank account that the debtor shared with her mother. The bankruptcy court held that, assuming the funds belonged to the debtor, once the funds were transferred to the attorney, they no longer belonged to the debtor, and turnover was not an appropriate remedy since the fees were no longer property of the estate. For the reasons stated in this opinion, the Panel affirms the bankruptcy court’s decision and order.