2022 Georgia Code
Title 7 - Banking and Finance
Chapter 1 - Financial Institutions
Article 11 - Records and Reports of Currency Transactions
§ 7-1-915. Criminal Penalties; Penalties Imposed by Other Code Sections Not Superseded

Universal Citation: GA Code § 7-1-915 (2022)
  1. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, whoever willfully violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2. Whoever willfully violates any provision of this article where the violation is:
    1. Committed in furtherance of the commission of any other violation of Georgia law; or
    2. Committed as part of a pattern of illegal activity involving transactions exceeding $100,000.00 in any 12 month period

      shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500,000.00 or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

  3. Whoever, knowing that the moneys involved in a currency transaction represent the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, conducts or attempts to conduct such a transaction which in fact involves the proceeds of specified unlawful activity:
    1. With the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity; or
    2. Knowing that the transaction is designed in whole or in part to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, or the control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity; or to avoid a transaction reporting requirement under this article

      shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $500,000.00 or twice the amount involved in the transaction, whichever is greater, or imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both.

  4. Nothing in subsection (c) of this Code section nor in subsection (c) of Code Section 7-1-914 shall supersede any provision of law imposing criminal or civil penalties or affording civil remedies in addition to those provided for in this Code section or in Code Section 7-1-914.

History. Code 1981, § 7-1-915 , enacted by Ga. L. 1982, p. 2219, § 1; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 5; Ga. L. 1989, p. 1211, § 20.

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