These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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17-Fraud on the Tribunal

A lawyer must advise a client to reveal fraud upon a bankruptcy court (not including certain assets on the bankruptcy petition), and must inform the court of the fraud if the client refuses -- even though the fraud occurred two years earlier in a bankruptcy case.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn