Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 39: Crimes Affecting Public Trusts

Statute 21-3905: Permitting a false claim. (a) Permitting a false claim is the auditing, allowing, or paying of any claim or demand made upon the state or any subdivision thereof or other governmental instrumentality within the state by a public officer or public employee who knows such claim or demand is false or fraudulent in whole or in part.

      (b) (1)   Permitting a false claim for $25,000 or more is a severity level 7, nonperson felony.

      (2)   Permitting a false claim for at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 is a severity level 9, nonperson felony.

      (3)   Permitting a false claim for less than $1,000 is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

      (4)   Upon conviction of permitting a false claim, a public officer or public employee shall forfeit the officer or employee's office or employment.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3905; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 64; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 130; L. 1994, ch. 291, § 38; L. 2006, ch. 194, § 24; May 25.