49 U.S. Code § 47126 - Criminal penalties for false statements

A person (including an officer, agent, or employee of the United States Government or a public agency) shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, if the person, with intent to defraud the Government, knowingly makes—
a false statement about the kind, quantity, quality, or cost of the material used or to be used, or the quantity, quality, or cost of work performed or to be performed, in connection with the submission of a plan, map, specification, contract, or estimate of project cost for a project included in a grant application submitted to the Secretary of Transportation for approval under this subchapter;
a false statement or claim for work or material for a project included in a grant application approved by the Secretary under this subchapter; or
a false statement in a report or certification required under this subchapter.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:2216.

Sept. 3, 1982, Pub. L. 97–248, § 517, 96 Stat. 693.

In this section, before clause (1), the words “association, firm, or corporation” are omitted because of 1:1. The words “fined under title 18” are substituted for “a fine of not to exceed $10,000” for consistency with title 18. In clauses (1)–(3), the words “false representation” are omitted as surplus. In clauses (1) and (2), the words “false report” are omitted as surplus. The words “included in a grant application” are added for clarity and consistency in this chapter. In clause (3), the words “to be made” are omitted as surplus.