§4-5-6. False statements to commission


Published: 2015

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WVC 4-5-6

§4-5-6. False statements to commission.

(a) A person is guilty of making a false statement to the

commission on special investigations when:

(1) Such person, with the intent to impede the commission or

to impede an investigator of the commission acting in the lawful

exercise of his or her official duties, knowingly and willfully

makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or

representation, or makes or uses any false writing or document

knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent

statement or entry;

(2) Such statement, representation, writing or document is

made or given to the commission or an investigator of the

commission acting in the lawful exercise of his or her official

duties; and

(3) The misrepresentation is material.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section are not

applicable to a person in the relation of husband and wife, parent

or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother or sister, by

consanguinity or affinity, of an individual who is the subject of

an investigation by the commission.

(c) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is

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

fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand

dollars, or confined in jail for not more than one year, or both,

in the discretion of the court.





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