I'm sure that the trustee will be quite interested in any palpably false statements. But, you cannot ask questions at the 341 hearing unless they are related to finding assets. So, if there is a claim, for example, where the debtor states that he or she has a vehicle worth $5,000, and you know it's worth $50,000, then you are welcome to try to get an admission out of the debtor. Or, if you know that the debtor has failed to identify an asset, then you can ask about it specifically, as a means of getting the debtor on record as misstating the fact of her possession
of the asset.
Before or after the hearing, you can contact the trustee and explain what you believe is a falsity in the petition, and the trustee may actually help you discover the facts, without your asking any questions at all.
But, if you start down a path where you are not trying to discover an asset, its whereabouts or value, then the trustee will cut you off. You will see that there are probably 20 other debtors waiting to testify at the hearing, and who knows how many creditors. There simply is not time to start a full scale trial for each debtor.
Once you have a record of the debtor's misstatements from the hearing, you can bring a motion to dismiss
the bankruptcy petition on grounds that the debtor has misstated the petition, both on its face and/or on the meeting of creditors record.
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