When any judge determines a bankruptcy schedule or statement may contain a materially fraudulent statement, the judge will send a referral letter or a notice, with copies of relevant documents, to the clerk. The clerk will copy the notice for recordkeeping purposes and transmit it to individual(s) designated by the Attorney General under 11 U.S.C. § 158(d). The judge may elect to first transmit the referral to the United States Trustee to investigate and review. The United States Trustee may also make a referral, based on any investigation, to the individuals designated under 11 U.S.C. § 158(d). A copy of any criminal referral must be sent to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. This Local Rule also applies to criminal referrals under 11 U.S.C. § 3057.
Part III. Claims and Distribution to Creditors and Equity Interest Holders; Plans