Role of the US Trustee's Office in fighting Fraud in Bankruptcy

    November 13, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Rivers Club
    One Oxford Center Suite 411
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Bankruptcy fraud can occur in several different forms, including concealing assets to avoid having to forfeit them, intentionally filing false or incomplete forms, filing multiple times using either false information or real information in several jurisdictions, or bribing a court-appointed trustee.  Often, bankruptcy fraud is committed with another crime, such as identity theft, mortgage fraud, money laundering, and public corruption.

    The United States Trustee Program is the component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees.  the Program monitors the conduct of bankruptcy parties and private estate trustees, oversees related administrative functions, and acts to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures.  It also identifies and helps investigate bankruptcy fraud and abuse in coordination with United States Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies.