WEST VIRGINIA CODE
§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
(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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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