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NCJ Number: 120568 Find in a Library
Title: False Statements (From White-Collar Crimes: Fifth Survey of Law, P 829-841, 1989, Andrew J. Gildea, ed. -- See NCJ-120557)
Journal: American Criminal Law Review  Volume:26  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1989)  Pages:829-841
Author(s): C M Nelson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code, a statute that criminalizes false statements made directly or indirectly to the Federal government.
Abstract: Offenses proscribed by the statute include falsification, concealment, or other cover-up of a material fact by trick, scheme, or device; making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations; and making or using a writing or document with the knowledge that it contains fake statements. Penalties for Section 1001 violations include a fine of up to $10,000, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. The legal elements of a Section 1001 violation are discussed, along with relevant case law. Defenses employed by defendants in combatting Section 1001 charges are detailed. The statute's broad scope ensures that false statements not yet anticipated by Congress can be criminally penalized. 77 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Fraud
Index Term(s): False evidence; Federal law violations; Perjury; White collar crime
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