§5A-3-31. Corrupt actions, combinations, collusions or conspiracies prohibited; penalties


Published: 2015

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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.





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