LAWRENCEVILLE -- Things continue to worsen for Kevin Kenerly.
Kenerly -- a county commissioner from 1994 until his tumultuous resignation in November 2010 -- filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia on Monday, citing less than $50,000 in estimated assets.
A receptionist for Atlanta attorney George Geeslin, who is handling Kenerly's bankruptcy case, abruptly declined comment for him Wednesday.
"He's not talking about Kenerly," she said.
Documents filed by Kenerly listed just under $3.5 million in debts, including more than $1.6 million owed on his nine-bedroom, 15,308-square-foot home in Chateau Elan. They also included nearly $700,000 toward a property in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and about $67,000 worth of payments on three separate vehicles.
An online listing for Kenerly's mansion in Chateau Elan -- an upscale golf community in Braselton -- values it at about $2.8 million. The home is on the sixth hole of the Legends Championship Golf Course and includes a 40-foot pool, four-car garage and spacious home theatre.
Chapter 11 involves a reorganization of a debtor's business affairs and assets, and is one of the most complex forms of bankruptcy.
Kenerly made his career and hearty living in the real estate and property business, a field ravaged by the housing and financial crises of the last few years. Perhaps ironically, it was accusations of shady land deals that eventually landed the then-longest tenured county commissioner out of office.
Kenerly was originally indicted in October 2010 on one charge of bribery, a special grand jury accusing him of accepting $1 million from a developer to enable a favorable transaction when the county purchased land for an expansion to Rabbit Hill Park.
That indictment was voided in July by the Court of Appeals of Georgia, which found that the grand jury did not have the power to indict.
Kenerly was indicted on the same charges again less than a month later.
-- Senior writer Camie Young contributed to this article