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What is bankruptcy fraud?

The purpose of bankruptcy is to give someone with unmanageable and overwhelming debts a fresh start in life. When a person files for bankruptcy, detailed information is required regarding their finances. The laws and guidelines governing bankruptcy can be found in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. When these statutes are violated, it is called bankruptcy fraud.

Bankruptcy fraud is a federal offense that includes crimes such as:

  • Falsifying Information
  • Hiding Assets
  • Illegally Transferring Assets
  • Filing for Bankruptcy in More Than One State

In order to win their case, the prosecution must prove that the individual that filed the petition intended to commit fraud. If you have been charged with bankruptcy fraud, contact our firm for prompt legal assistance. You will need an attorney familiar with federal laws and the federal court system. We can help to build a strong defense on your behalf that protects your best interests.

Aggressive Bankruptcy Fraud Defense in Clark County

Okabe & Haushalter can provide competent legal counsel in cases involving bankruptcy fraud. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have successfully represented many clients charged with federal crimes. Our criminal lawyers know bankruptcy law and are confident litigators in federal court. A conviction in a federal bankruptcy fraud case can result in:

  • Imprisonment for up to 5 years
  • Fines of up to $250,000

Bankruptcy fraud is also considered to be a white collar crime. The majority of cases involve the concealment of assets to prevent their liquidation to pay creditors—such as illegally transferring property to friends, family members, and associates. At our firm, we can review your case and prepare an aggressive defense to help prevent a guilty verdict in your case.

Contact a Las Vegas bankruptcy fraud attorney at our firm if you are facing bankruptcy fraud charges for qualified legal counsel and strong representation in court.