Bankruptcy Fraud Attorney in New York City
Defending Fraud Charges During Bankruptcy
When a person files for bankruptcy, they are essentially taking a proactive
stance against their unwanted and surmounting debt by consolidating or
liquidating debt in a relatively quick manner. Some forms of bankruptcy
force debtors to give up many of their possessions, while others allow
debtors to hold on to possessions. Thorough background checks and investigations
into the debtor's financial situation will allow the government to
understand if the debtor is truly in a financial flurry, or if this is
simply an act to alleviate some unwanted debt without having to pay it back.
If hidden funds are found or a debtor is found to have falsified a record
during the bankruptcy process, it will not only put a halt on the bankruptcy,
but this individual may also be facing criminal charges for bankruptcy
When mistakes are made on the bankruptcy petition or other documents, the
crime of bankruptcy fraud is considered to be perjury and can be punished
with criminal and civil penalties. Bankruptcy fraud can also occur in
situations where a debtor is sworn under oath and falsely testifies regarding
their financial situation.
Work with Our New York City Criminal Lawyer
If you have been charged with the
white collar crime known as bankruptcy fraud, immediately talk to the legal team at the Law
Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser. Your future is immediately on the line,
including your personal freedom and your financial standing.
Being convicted of this offense will mean that your bankruptcy petition
will be rejected and your financial situation will continue to diminish,
especially if fines are administered as a penalty. Involving a knowledgeable
New York City criminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience is
Charges Can Extend to Third Parties
Bankruptcy fraud charges may not end at the debtor - these charges may
be given to a third party, such as an employee, agency, corporate shareholder
or fiduciaries. These types of charges are very serious, and should be
handled immediately and with the utmost discretion. Because bankruptcy
is outlined in a federal code, it may hold state and
federal charges, with enhanced penalties.
After being notified of suspicious activity regarding your bankruptcy filing,
talk to a New York City white collar criminal lawyer at our firm. We realize
that you may have been unaware of hidden funds in your name, possibly
passed down from a relative or put aside without your knowledge. We know
that having to file for bankruptcy will be a difficult decision for you
and your family to come by, and to have a government agency find disbelief
in your situation only makes it worse.
Our firm is ready to defend your fraud or
forgery charges, whether you were arrested in Scarsdale, Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan,
or a nearby community.
Call today to get started!