18 U.S.C. § 157 : US Code - Section 157: Bankruptcy fraud

Search 18 U.S.C. § 157 : US Code - Section 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 - 
        (1) files a petition under title 11, including a fraudulent
      involuntary petition under section 303 of such title;
        (2) files a document in a proceeding under title 11; or
        (3) 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.