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It’s doubtful that you would be charged with a crime. However, it sounds like the creditor is either trying to have that particular debt excepted from discharge, or he’s trying to have your entire bankruptcy dismissed.
If you review section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code (which you find HERE), you’ll see that certain debts cannot be discharged (for example, debts that were obtained fraudulently). Also, if you review section 727 (which you can find HERE), you’ll see that the debtor will not be discharged if he made a false oath or account, or presented a false claim.
So, the creditor’s attorney is trying to find a way to keep you liable to his client for your debt. I’m unclear whether you implied that you have an attorney, but if you don’t have an attorney, you should get one immediately in order to handle this adversary proceeding.
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