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64B.37 Penalties.

Subdivision 1. Violations generally. Any person violating the provisions of section 64B.14, subdivisions 2 and 3, shall be guilty of a felony; and, upon conviction, liable to a fine of not more than $10,000, or to imprisonment for not more than five years, or to both fine and imprisonment.

Subd. 2. False or fraudulent statements or representations. Any person, officer, member, or examining physician, who knowingly or willfully makes any false or fraudulent statement or representation in, or with reference to, any application for membership for the purpose of obtaining money from or benefit in any society transacting business under this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor:

(1) any person who willfully makes a false statement of any material fact or thing in a sworn statement as to the death or disability of a certificate holder in any such society, for the purpose of procuring payment of a benefit named in the certificate of such holder, and any person who willfully makes any false statement and any verified report or declaration under oath, required or authorized under this chapter, is guilty of perjury and shall be proceeded against and punished as provided by the statutes of this state in relation to the crime of perjury;

(2) any person who solicits membership for, or in any manner assists in procuring membership in, any society not licensed to do business in this state, or who solicits membership for or in any manner assists in procuring membership in, any such society not authorized to do business in this state, is guilty of a misdemeanor;

(3) any society, or any officer, agent, or employee thereof, neglecting, refusing to comply with, or violating, any of the provisions of this chapter, the penalty for which neglect, refusal, or violation is not specified in this section, shall be fined not more than $1,000.

HIST: 1985 c 49 s 37; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 10; 1987 c 329 s 21; 2005 c 10 art 3 s 4