Divorce and Bankruptcy Fraud
At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we are experienced Divorce attorneys who have handled many Bankruptcy fraud issues. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
Bankruptcy crimes: Bankruptcy crimes are (obstruction of justice), (concealment of debtor's assets), bankruptcy investigation, witness immunity
A Divorce attorney will protect you from federal charges of bankruptcy crimes. Persons guilty of federal bankruptcy crimes making false declarations or verifications; filing false proofs of claim; concealing estate property, etc.) may be fined up to $5,000, imprisoned for up to five years, or both. Examples would be Federal Courts affirming debtor's 18-month sentence for concealing property; affirming debtor's 15-month sentence for false declaration on bankruptcy petition that failed to disclose 9 prior bankruptcy filings; affirming debtor's conviction for bankruptcy fraud based on her failure to reveal on petition her use of acquaintances' names to obtain credit cards or to disclose debts incurred using those credit cards.
A Divorce lawyer will in addition to protecting individuals will also protect Trustees, custodians, marshals, attorneys and other officers of the court as well as their agents, employees and any other person engaged to perform estate services who embezzle estate property, or conceal or destroy any document belonging to the debtor's estate, shall be fined up to $5,000, imprisoned for up to five years, or both.
Court officers who purchase estate property or refuse to permit the U.S. Trustee or an interested party reasonable opportunity to inspect estate documents and accounts forfeit their office and shall be fined up to $5,000. Trustees who handle all the property personal or not are often guilty of fraud and can be prosecuted by the federal government.
At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we can protect potential individuals from claims against them for committing fraud on their bankruptcy filings. Fines and imprisonment may be imposed upon a person who, with intent to defraud files a bankruptcy petition, files a document in a bankruptcy case; or makes a false or fraudulent representation relating to a bankruptcy proceeding (before or after the petition is filed.
Also penalties can be assessed for a fraudulent scheme outside bankruptcy that uses bankruptcy as a means of executing or concealing important necessary information.
Finally bankruptcy fraud requires a specific intent of the individual so that there is an identifiable victim for prosecution. That means that the person who commits a crime in Bankruptcy Court must do so with a specific person in mind when they enter into the criminal act. There cannot be a mere person found at the end of the crime that was a victim. That person must have been though to prior to the committing of the bankruptcy crime.
At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we have handled numerous divorce and bankruptcy fraud cases. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web for a consultation. Also we can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.