42 U.S. Code § 300x–56 - Prohibitions regarding receipt of funds

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(a) Establishment
(1) Certain false statements and representations
A person shall not knowingly and willfully make or cause to be made any false statement or representation of a material fact in connection with the furnishing of items or services for which payments may be made by a State from a grant made to the State under section 300x or 300x–21 of this title.
(2) Concealing or failing to disclose certain events
A person with knowledge of the occurrence of any event affecting the initial or continued right of the person to receive any payments from a grant made to a State under section 300x or 300x–21 of this title shall not conceal or fail to disclose any such event with an intent fraudulently to secure such payment either in a greater amount than is due or when no such amount is due.
(b) Criminal penalty for violation of prohibition
Any person who violates any prohibition established in subsection (a) of this section shall for each violation be fined in accordance with title 18 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.


(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIX, § 1946, as added Pub. L. 102–321, title II, § 203(a),July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 406.)

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