If you are accused or being investigated for bankruptcy fraud, our experienced legal team of Bankruptcy Fraud Defense Attorneys in Trenton is ready to help. Call us ASAP to review your case with us. Bankruptcy fraud cases involving sections 152 and 157 of Title 18 delineate common bankruptcy crimes. Both sections require the government to prove intent. Under 11 U.S.C. § 152, the government must establish that the defendant acted “knowingly and fraudulently.” Similarly, the government must show specific intent to defraud under 18 U.S.C. § 157.
Fraud can arise when you misrepresent the facts during the preparation of bankruptcy documents such as petition, schedules, and statements; all of which are submitted under penalty of perjury. Other scenarios where bankruptcy fraud occurs is during the meeting of creditors where the debtor, placed under oath, testifies regarding their financial situation.