18 U.S.C. § 157 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 157. Bankruptcy fraud




A person who, having devised or intending to devise a scheme or artifice to defraud and for the purpose of executing or concealing such a scheme or artifice or attempting to do so--

 files a petition under title 11, including a fraudulent involuntary petition under section 303 of such title;

 files a document in a proceeding under title 11;  or

 makes a false or fraudulent representation, claim, or promise concerning or in relation to a proceeding under title 11, at any time before or after the filing of the petition, or in relation to a proceeding falsely asserted to be pending under such title,

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.


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