2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:2154 — False or fraudulent claim; misrepresentation


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§2154. False or fraudulent claim; misrepresentation

A. No person shall knowingly present or cause to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for funds, property, use of property, or other compensation from hurricane relief programs.

B. No person shall knowingly engage in misrepresentation to obtain, or attempt to obtain, funds, property, use of property, or other compensation from hurricane relief programs.

C. No person shall conspire to defraud, or attempt to defraud, hurricane relief programs through misrepresentation or by obtaining, or attempting to obtain, payment for a false or fraudulent claim.

D. No person shall knowingly make, use, or cause to be made or used a false, fictitious, or misleading statement on any form used for the purpose of certifying or qualifying any person for eligibility for hurricane relief programs or to receive any funds, property, use of property, or other compensation from hurricane relief programs which that person is not eligible to receive.

E. Each violation of this Section may be treated as a separate violation or may be combined into one violation at the option of the attorney general.

F. No action brought pursuant to this Section shall be instituted later than ten years after the date upon which the alleged violation occurred; however, the action shall be instituted within one year of when the attorney general knew that the prohibited conduct occurred.

Acts 2006, No. 479, §1, eff. June 22, 2006.

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