Bankruptcy or banking fraud is a federal crime. With the rising number of bankruptcy and bank fraud filings, taxpayers are being affected the most, especially since discharged debts augment the prices of general consumer goods and services. For this reason, federal authorities have established harsh penalties for these types of crimes. If you or someone you know is being accused of bankruptcy fraud, contact a federal crimes attorney to help defend your case.
Bankruptcy fraud may be committed when one files for their petition while engaging in any of the following methods:
- Concealing assets
- Improperly filling out forms and making false declarations
- Multiple filings under different names
- Attempted bribery of officials
- Charging up cards or other debts prior to filing
- Transferring assets to others prior to filing
Falsification of information on a bankruptcy filing is a common form of bankruptcy fraud. Anyone who attempts to alter the amount of their assets by using another person’s name or by paying someone to hold on to their assets may be found guilty of this type of fraud. Furthermore, using misleading information can be construed as perjury, another federal crime.
If you or someone you know is in this type of situation, you need to contact a Los Angeles federal crimes attorney who can provide you with the legal options you need to proceed with this type of case. Call Shemaria Law Offices today at 424-285-5988 or 800-898-9555 toll free for a free consultation on the correct strategy to take for your bankruptcy fraud case or use this online contact form.