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  4. Article 7: Miscellaneous Provisions.


Section 114 Penalties for fraudulent practices

Workers' Compensation (WKC)

1. Any person who, knowingly and with intent to defraud presents, causes to be presented, or prepares with knowledge or belief that it will be presented to or by an insurer or purported insurer, or any agent thereof, any written statement as part of, or in support of, an application for the issuance of or the rating of an insurance policy for compensation insurance, or a claim for payment or other benefit pursuant to a compensation policy which he or she knows to: (i) contain a false statement or representation concerning any fact material thereto; or (ii) omits any fact material thereto, shall be guilty of a class E felony. Upon conviction, the court in addition to any other authorized sentence, may order forfeiture of all rights to compensation or payments of any benefit, and may also require restitution of any amount received as a result of a violation of this subdivision.

  2. An employer or carrier, or any employee, agent, or person acting on behalf of an employer or carrier, who knowingly makes a false statement or representation as to a material fact in the course of reporting, investigation of, or adjusting a claim for any benefit or payment under this chapter for the purpose of avoiding provision of such payment or benefit shall be guilty of a class E felony.

  3. A person who knowingly makes a false statement or representation as to a material fact for the purpose of obtaining, maintaining or renewing insurance under this chapter, whether for himself or herself or for any other person or entity or for the purpose of evading the requirements of section fifty of this chapter shall be guilty of a class E felony. In addition to any other remedy, the carrier providing insurance shall be entitled to restitution of any amount obtained or withheld as a result of a violation of this subdivision.

  4. Consistent with the provisions of the criminal procedure law, in any prosecution alleging a violation of subdivision one, two or three of this section, or sections fifty-two and one hundred thirty-one of this chapter, in which the act or acts alleged may also constitute a violation of the penal or other law, the prosecuting official may charge a person pursuant to the provisions of this section and in the same accusatory instrument with a violation of such other law.

  5. A person (a) who is convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this section within ten years of the prior conviction, or (b) who violates any provision of this section concerning two or more claimants, shall be guilty of a class D felony.