I'm a software engineer and recently got a job opportunity to work for an FDIC insured brokerage firm that offers an electronic stock trading platform for customers. Would it be illegal to lie on a job application about my felony conviction under any New York state or Federal law? Considering the fact that nothing on the job application states that "I'm under oath of any kind" and there are no statements stating that "I may be prosecuted if I lie". My conviction is not fraud related. Unfortunately I have tried in the past to be truthful with potential employers after receiving a job offer and ended up hearing bunch of excuses as to why they think I could be a liability for the company. My question is, would I be risking my freedom by lying on a job application?
Thanks in advance