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77-3522. Violations; penalty.(1) Any person who makes any false or fraudulent claim for exemption or any false statement or false representation of a material fact in support of such claim or any person who assists another in the preparation of any such false or fraudulent claim or enters into any collusion with another by the execution of a fictitious deed or other instrument for the purpose of obtaining unlawful exemption under sections 77-3501 to 77-3529 shall be guilty of a Class II misdemeanor and shall be subject to a forfeiture of any such exemption for a period of two years from the date of conviction. Any person who shall make an oath or affirmation to any false or fraudulent application for homestead exemption knowing the same to be false or fraudulent shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.(2) In addition to the penalty provided in subsection (1) of this section, if any person files a claim for exemption as provided in section 77-3507, 77-3508, or 77-3509 which is excessive due to misstatements by the owner filing such claim, the claim may be disallowed in full and, if the claim has been allowed, an amount equal to the amount of taxes lawfully due but not paid by reason of such unlawful and improper allowance of homestead exemption shall be due and shall upon entry of the amount thereof on the books of the county treasurer be a lien on such property until paid and a penalty equal to the amount of taxes lawfully due but claimed for exemption shall be assessed. SourceLaws 1979, LB 65, § 22; Laws 1984, LB 809, § 13; Laws 1986, LB 1258, § 9; Laws 1989, LB 84, § 16; Laws 1994, LB 902, § 41.