UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
CRIMINAL REFERRAL POLICY PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. §§ 158(d) and 3057
- A Judge may refer to the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota and the designated agent of the FBI any case which may contain a materially fraudulent statement in a bankruptcy schedule.
- Any judge having reasonable grounds for believing a violation under Title 18, Chapter 9 of the U.S. Code or other laws of the United States relating to insolvent debtors, receiverships or reorganization plans has been committed must report such matter to the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota.
- Any such referral or report shall be in writing and shall identify the case name and number, shall describe the conduct in question, and shall include copies of any relevant court records or other documentary evidence. The referring Judge shall provide a copy of the referral to the United States Trustee and the Assistant United States Trustee and, if the person whose conduct is the subject of the criminal referral is an attorney, to the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Dated: December 9, 2005