Bankruptcy fraud occurs when a debtor knowingly and fraudulently misrepresents a material fact in connection with a bankruptcy filing, often for the purpose of misusing the federal bankruptcy process and or concealing or furthering an on-going criminal scheme, such as tax fraud. Bankruptcy fraud may take several forms, including concealment of assets, filing of false or incomplete bankruptcy documents, submission of multiple filings, bribing of a court-appointed trustee, engaging in a “petition mill,” and engaging in a “bust-out” scheme.
Bankruptcy fraud is a serious matter which is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00 and up to 5 years imprisonment.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing a federal bankruptcy fraud charge choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including bankruptcy fraud. Over the last 40 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you have questions or concerns about a federal bankruptcy fraud matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.