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CHAPTER 418. CRIMINAL PENALTIES

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LABOR CODETITLE 5. WORKERS' COMPENSATIONSUBTITLE A. TEXAS WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACTCHAPTER 418. CRIMINAL PENALTIESSec. 418.001.PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING OR DENYINGBENEFITS.(a)A person commits an offense if the person, withthe intent to obtain or deny payment of benefits, includingmedical benefits, under this subtitle or Subtitle C, for himselfor another, knowingly or intentionally:(1)makes a false or misleading statement;(2)misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or(3)fabricates, alters, conceals, or destroys a document otherthan a governmental record.(b)An offense under Subsection (a) is:(1)a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the benefits is lessthan $1,500; and(2)a state jail felony if the value of the benefits is $1,500or more.Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, Sec. 1.47, eff. Sept. 1,1995.Sec. 418.002.PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING WORKERS'COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.(a)A person commits anoffense if the person, with the intent to obtain workers'compensation insurance coverage under the workers' compensationinsurance laws of this state or to avoid payment of premiums duefor that coverage, for himself or another, knowingly orintentionally:(1)makes a false statement;(2)misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or(3)makes a false entry in, fabricates, alters, conceals, ordestroys a document other than a governmental record.(b)An offense under Subsection (a) is:(1)a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of premium avoided isless than $1,500; and(2)a state jail felony if the amount of the premium avoided is$1,500 or more.(c)The court may order a person to pay restitution to aninsurance company, including the Texas Mutual Insurance Company,if the person commits an offense under this section.Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, Sec. 1.47, eff. Sept. 1,1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1195, Sec. 2.12, eff.Sept. 1, 2001.Sec. 418.003.ELECTION OF PROSECUTION.A person who commits anoffense under this chapter may be prosecuted under this chapteror any other law of this state under which the person may beprosecuted.Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch.429, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.
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  • LABOR CODE

    TITLE 5. WORKERS' COMPENSATION

    SUBTITLE A. TEXAS WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT

    CHAPTER 418. CRIMINAL PENALTIES

    Sec. 418.001. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING OR DENYING

    BENEFITS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person, with

    the intent to obtain or deny payment of benefits, including

    medical benefits, under this subtitle or Subtitle C, for himself

    or another, knowingly or intentionally:

    (1) makes a false or misleading statement;

    (2) misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or

    (3) fabricates, alters, conceals, or destroys a document other

    than a governmental record.

    (b) An offense under Subsection (a) is:

    (1) a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the benefits is less

    than $1,500; and

    (2) a state jail felony if the value of the benefits is $1,500

    or more.

    Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, Sec. 1.47, eff. Sept. 1,

    1995.

    Sec. 418.002. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING WORKERS'

    COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE. (a) A person commits an

    offense if the person, with the intent to obtain workers'

    compensation insurance coverage under the workers' compensation

    insurance laws of this state or to avoid payment of premiums due

    for that coverage, for himself or another, knowingly or

    intentionally:

    (1) makes a false statement;

    (2) misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or

    (3) makes a false entry in, fabricates, alters, conceals, or

    destroys a document other than a governmental record.

    (b) An offense under Subsection (a) is:

    (1) a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of premium avoided is

    less than $1,500; and

    (2) a state jail felony if the amount of the premium avoided is

    $1,500 or more.

    (c) The court may order a person to pay restitution to an

    insurance company, including the Texas Mutual Insurance Company,

    if the person commits an offense under this section.

    Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, Sec. 1.47, eff. Sept. 1,

    1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1195, Sec. 2.12, eff.

    Sept. 1, 2001.

    Sec. 418.003. ELECTION OF PROSECUTION. A person who commits an

    offense under this chapter may be prosecuted under this chapter

    or any other law of this state under which the person may be

    prosecuted.

    Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch.

    429, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.

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