52 U.S. Code § 30124 - Fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority

§ 30124.
Fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority
(a) In generalNo person who is a candidate for Federal office or an employee or agent of such a candidate shall—
(1)
fraudulently misrepresent himself or any committee or organization under his control as speaking or writing or otherwise acting for or on behalf of any other candidate or political party or employee or agent thereof on a matter which is damaging to such other candidate or political party or employee or agent thereof; or
(2)
willfully and knowingly participate in or conspire to participate in any plan, scheme, or design to violate paragraph (1).
(b) Fraudulent solicitation of fundsNo person shall—
(1)
fraudulently misrepresent the person as speaking, writing, or otherwise acting for or on behalf of any candidate or political party or employee or agent thereof for the purpose of soliciting contributions or donations; or
(2)
willfully and knowingly participate in or conspire to participate in any plan, scheme, or design to violate paragraph (1).
(Pub. L. 92–225, title III, § 322, formerly § 327, as added Pub. L. 94–283, title I, § 112(2), May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 494; renumbered § 322, Pub. L. 96–187, title I, § 105(5), Jan. 8, 1980, 93 Stat. 1354; amended Pub. L. 107–155, title III, § 309, Mar. 27, 2002, 116 Stat. 104.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 441h of Title 2, The Congress, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 322 of Pub. L. 92–225 was renumbered section 317, and is classified to section 30119 of this title.

Amendments

2002—Pub. L. 107–155 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–155 effective Nov. 6, 2002, see section 402 of Pub. L. 107–155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002 Amendment; Regulations note under section 30101 of this title.

 

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