WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 A- 3 - 31
§5A-3-31. Corrupt actions, combinations, collusions or
conspiracies prohibited; penalties.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to corruptly act alone
or combine, collude or conspire with one or more other persons with
respect to the purchasing or supplying of services, commodities or
printing to the state under the provisions of this article if the
purpose or effect of such action, combination, collusion or
conspiracy is either to: (1) Lessen competition among prospective
vendors; or (2) cause the state to pay a higher price for such
services, commodities or printing than would be or would have been
paid in the absence of such action, combination, collusion or
conspiracy; or (3) cause one prospective vendor or vendors to be
preferred over one or more other prospective vendor or vendors.
(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section is
guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
imprisoned in a state correctional facility not less than one nor
more than five years, and be fined not exceeding $10,000.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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