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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

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NJ Bankruptcy Fraud Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | May 23, 2023

Understanding Bankruptcy and Its Consequences

Bankruptcy is a complex legal process that an individual or organization undergoes when they find themselves unable to repay their outstanding debts. As part of the proceedings, the indebted party’s finances and assets are carefully assessed and evaluated to determine the best course of action to repay their creditors. This may result in the complete discharge of their debts or the liquidation of their assets to pay off as much as possible. Bankruptcy can be filed under chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13, each catering to specific circumstances and offering different solutions for the debtor.

Chapter 7 – Straight Bankruptcy

Commonly known as straight bankruptcy, chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the liquidation of one’s assets in an attempt to repay outstanding debts. This is achieved in a relatively short time frame, typically between three to six months, providing a quick and efficient resolution for those struggling with unmanageable debt.

Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 – Business and Personal Repayment Plans

Chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy share similarities in structure but differ in target audience. Chapter 11 bankruptcy caters to large corporations and requires the establishment of a payment plan with creditors, whereas chapter 13 bankruptcy pertains to individuals and follows a similar repayment plan process. These arrangements often take three to five years to be completed.

Fraud in Bankruptcy and Its Ramifications

Fraud can occur at various stages of the bankruptcy process; this encompasses both pre-filing and post-filing acts. Examples of fraudulent activities include obtaining credit through false pretenses, forging documents, deliberately using a credit card without any intention of repaying, and withholding or hiding assets from bankruptcy filings and allied documents.

Intentional Fraud vs. Unintentional Mistakes

Not all mistakes in a bankruptcy case are necessarily fraudulent. In order to face legal charges, the misconduct has to be intentional, with malicious and deliberate intent. For instance, deliberately omitting a vacation home from a bankruptcy filing to conceal assets would likely result in fraud charges. Meanwhile, an honest oversight or error is less likely to be perceived as fraudulent behavior.

Civil vs. Criminal Fraud

The legal ramifications of bankruptcy fraud depend on whether the case is classified as civil or criminal. In a civil case, a creditor typically files against the debtor, following which the court may decide to dismiss the case, deny the discharge, or take other punitive measures. However, if multiple creditors are defrauded, a criminal case may be initiated, leading to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Defenses against Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

If faced with bankruptcy fraud charges, there are several defense strategies that can be employed. These include arguing a simple mistake rather than intentional fraud, presenting evidence of a legitimate purpose for one’s actions, citing the statute of limitations as a reason for dismissal, or demonstrating efforts to rectify the fraudulent act in question.

Bankruptcy fraud charges carry significant penalties. In civil cases, one may face contempt of court or the dismissal of their bankruptcy claim. Criminal charges can result in 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, community service, probation, and paying restitution. Given the gravity of the consequences, it is imperative to seek the expert guidance of an attorney to navigate and defend against the charges. A skilled legal professional will help move forward with your bankruptcy case and work tirelessly to protect your interests and rights.

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