One would hope so. That's the whole point, to make sure he never gets the opportunity to rip off an unsuspecting buyer again. The days of him being a luthier are over. He lost that right a long time ago. No more of this "I need to make and sell guitars so I can afford to make basses that I was paid to make almost two decades ago." It's beyond time for him to go get a full time job, sell off everything luthier related he has, tools, parts, any instruments, amps, gear, etc... and start making payments to some people. Even offer that stuff to those he owes money to. Some will probably take him up on it. Some might even go as far as thanking him for the offer, and tell him to keep it. You never know what a sincere offer to make something right will bring. For some there comes a time in one's life, when bad choices have been made, that you have to buckle up, get rid of everything you own, and live a minimal existence just to get by day to day. Been there, done that myself, not for ripping people off, but for other reasons all together. I chose certain things in life over more important things in life. But the same concept applies. When one becomes selfish in chasing one's dreams, affects the lives of others negatively, is in denial about it all, and always putting self before others at their expense, it eventually catches up to you, it's called karma. Amen to that. Some day the chance to right every wrong one has ever committed will go away. Better to do it while you can than to put it off and make excuses for it. Righting the ship has rewards of it's own. Being able to sleep at night does too. And it sure makes life a heck of a lot easier.