Quoted from Enaud:
Don't encourage him to file bankruptcy. That would be a way form him to wash his hands of it all.
He needs to be convicted of criminal intent so that his house and possessions can be auctioned off to cover the debt.
No one was encouraging Kevin to file BK. (That would be a voluntary petition filed by the debtor.) We were referring to an involuntary petition filed by the creditors. I haven't seen any of the parties in interest clamoring for BK, so if the debtor and creditors want to avoid a BK, it'll probably stay out of BK court.
Just be aware that all it takes to initiate an involuntary petition is at least 3 unsecured creditors collectively owed a little over $14,000 and willing to pay $300+/- filing fee to file the petition, so the bar is set pretty low, whether you want it to go in or not.