§3-12-15. Criminal penalties


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 12 - 15

§3-12-15. Criminal penalties.

(a) A participating or certified candidate who, either

personally or through his or her committee, knowingly accepts

contributions or benefits in excess of those allowed under this

article, spends or obligates funds in excess of the public campaign

financing funding to which he or she is entitled or uses the

benefits or funding for a purpose other than those permitted under

this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction

thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500, or

confined in jail for up to thirty days or both.

(b) A participating or certified candidate who, either

personally or through his or her committee or financial agent,

provides false information to, or conceals or withholds information

from, the State Election Commission or the Secretary of State is

guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be

fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000, or confined in

jail for up to one year or both.


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