Definitions for "United States Trustee"
a federal official who is appointed by the Attorney General to perform administrative tasks in the bankruptcy process, such as appointing bankruptcy trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases.
a federal agency given the responsibility to supervise and police the case trustees and administrative process.
The Office of the United States Trustee, part of the United States Department of Justice, monitors the financial reporting in all bankruptcy cases. The Chapter 13 Trustee reports to the United States Trustee.