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You've obviously been around here for a while, so you may already be award of what I'm about to say, but because you use the term, "confide," I'm a little nervous about chatting with you.
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"It shall be a defense to an indictment or information made pursuant to the first sentence of this subsection that the defendant at the time he made each declaration believed the declaration was true." Title 18 USC Sec. 1623(c).
Here's the deal, you were just doing what your attorney told you to do, and that's all you know. You had no idea that there was anything remotely wrong, because you believed that the assets that you did not report were not part of the bankrtupcy estate, per your attorney's advise.
Your attorney won't like this defense, because it may mean his disbarrment. But, you're more concerned with being "behind bars," at this point.
You need a criminal defense lawyer, not a bankruptcy lawyer. I STRONGLY urge you to stop discussing this matter anywhere other than between yourself and your attorney.
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