N.Y. Penal Law Section 185.00
Fraud in insolvency


As used in this section, “administrator” means an assignee or trustee for the benefit of creditors, a liquidator, a receiver or any other person entitled to administer property for the benefit of creditors.


A person is guilty of fraud in insolvency when, with intent to defraud any creditor and knowing that proceedings have been or are about to be instituted for the appointment of an administrator, or knowing that a composition agreement or other arrangement for the benefit of creditors has been or is about to be made, he (a) conveys, transfers, removes, conceals, destroys, encumbers or otherwise disposes of any part of or any interest in the debtor’s estate; or


obtains any substantial part of or interest in the debtor’s estate; or


presents to any creditor or to the administrator any writing or record relating to the debtor’s estate knowing the same to contain a false material statement; or


misrepresents or fails or refuses to disclose to the administrator the existence, amount or location of any part of or any interest in the debtor’s estate, or any other information which he is legally required to furnish to such administrator. Fraud in insolvency is a class A misdemeanor.

Source: Section 185.00 — Fraud in insolvency, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/185.­00 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

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