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What can be done to this person who is committing bankruptcy fraud?

Someone I know is putting assets in his kid's name, opening a company, using the assets in the bankruptcy to operate, not telling the courts, sold his house, that was listed in the bankruptcy to himself in order to pull it out of chapter 7. The trustee doesn't know about his wrong doings.

Answer By Ronald K. Nims

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You can inform either the trustee in his bankruptcy case or the US Trustee's office in your district. It would be best if you have evidence of your allegations.

Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 12/2/2014


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If you have evidence of this you can report it to the trustee, who will investigate it a may turn it over to the FBI.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/2/2014

Answer By Dorothy G Bunce
A Fresh Start
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You are welcome to contact the office of the United States Trustee with your information. The Office of the US Trustee is a division of the US Justice Department (as is the FBI) and they investigate bankruptcy crimes. Oh and it is possible to remain anonymous.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/2/2014

Answer By Marc S. Stern
Marc S. Stern
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Report it to the trustee. If you are a creditor, you can file a law suit.

Answer Applies to: Washington
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Answer By D.J. Rausa

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Communicate with the trustee and the U.S. Trustee's office.

Answer Applies to: California
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Answer By Daniel Garner
Garner Law Office
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The office of the U.S. Trustee program has a website which will direct you to the appropriate local office to which you should report what you know. The UST is under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Justice, in other words, the U.S. Attorney General, and they are charged with investigating and prosecuting cases of fraud.

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 12/2/2014

Law Office of Marlin Branstetter
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Inform the United States trustee and the bankruptcy trustee.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/2/2014

GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
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Contact the U.S. Trustee's Office for the State where the BK was filed. Send a copy of your detailed letter to the assigned Interim Chapter 7 Trustee. Follow up with a phone call, and make yourself available to come into their office to discuss same. Our Bankruptcy system only works if everyone is truthful and above board. Good luck!

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 12/2/2014

Answer By Janet Lawson
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
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Promptly notify the trustee. Trust me, they will be interested in this. You can also notify the Office of the United States Trustee. Look on you local court web site for the address or google their name. They are the "police" of the bankruptcy system.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/2/2014

Answer By John Ceci
John Ceci PLLC
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If you're willing to be a witness in a case against the person you think is committing fraud you can contact the trustee's office directly and give them whatever information you have.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/2/2014

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