18 USC 157 – Bankruptcy Fraud
Defending People Accused of Bankruptcy Fraud
The federal government actively prosecutes bankruptcy fraud allegations. If you have been charged with bankruptcy fraud or are being investigated for irregularities in a personal or business bankruptcy you are potentially facing years of imprisonment.
Kresta Daly is a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer who has nearly 20 years of experience successfully defending against bankruptcy fraud allegations. Her representation includes gaining a complete understanding of the details and working closely with her clients to craft the best defense.
The essence of the bankruptcy fraud statute is the allegation that a person or group of people have a fraud scheme or attempted fraud scheme and use of the bankruptcy system to carry out the scheme. Case law from the wire, bank, and mail fraud statutes, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343, and 1344, which have similar language, can be useful in determining the scope of this statute.
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18 USC 157:
A person who, having devised or intending to devise a scheme or artifice to defraud and for the purpose of executing or concealing such a scheme or artifice or attempting to do so– (1) files a petition under title 11, including a fraudulent involuntary petition under section 303 of such title; (2) files a document in a proceeding under title 11; or (3) makes a false or fraudulent representation, claim, or promise concerning or in relation to a proceeding under title 11, at any time before or after the filing of the petition, or in relation to a proceeding falsely asserted to be pending under such title, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.