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Statutes > Connecticut > Title38a > Chap700d > Sec38a-626

      Sec. 38a-626. (Formerly Sec. 38-248). Penalties. Any person who wilfully makes
a false or fraudulent statement in or relating to an application for membership or for the
purpose of obtaining money from or a benefit in any society shall be fined not less than
two thousand dollars or more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty
days or more than one year or both. Any person who wilfully makes a false or fraudulent
statement in any verified report or declaration under oath required or authorized by
sections 38a-595 to 38a-626, inclusive, 38a-631 to 38a-640, inclusive, and 38a-800, or
of any material fact or thing contained in a sworn statement concerning the death or
disability of a member for the purpose of procuring payment of a benefit named in the
certificate, shall be guilty of false statement and shall be subject to the penalties therefor.
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 shall be fined not less than
one thousand dollars or more than four thousand dollars. Any person guilty of a wilful
violation of, or neglect or refusal to comply with, the provisions of said sections for
which a penalty is not otherwise prescribed shall be fined not more than four thousand
dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 6271; 1957, P.A. 448, S. 43; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 117; P.A. 08-178, S. 21.)

      History: 1971 act replaced perjury penalty prescribed by Sec. 53-143 with false statement penalty; Sec. 38-248 transferred to Sec. 38a-626 in 1991; P.A. 08-178 made technical changes, increased minimum fine for making a false or
fraudulent statement from $100 to $2,000 and maximum fine from $500 to $10,000, increased minimum fine for soliciting
membership for any society not licensed to do business in this state from $50 to $1,000 and maximum fine from $200 to
$4,000, and increased maximum fine for other section violations for which a penalty is not otherwise prescribed from $200
to $4,000.