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The DC Code: § 22-3222 Penalties for fraud.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
Fraud in the first degree. -- (1) Any person convicted of fraud in the first degree shall be fined not more than $5,000 or 3 times the value of the property obtained or lost, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both, if the value of the property obtained or lost is $1,000 or more; and
2
Any person convicted of fraud in the first degree shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both, if the property obtained or lost has some value.
b
Fraud in the second degree. -- (1) Any person convicted of fraud in the second degree shall be fined not more than $3,000 or 3 times the value of the property which was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both, if the value of the property which was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct is $1,000 or more; and
2
Any person convicted of fraud in the second degree shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both, if the property that was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct has some value.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3822. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-377, in subsec. (a)(1), substituted "$1,000" for "$250"; in subsec. (a)(2), substituted "if the property obtained or lost has some value" for "if the value of the property which was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct was less than $250"; in subsec. (b)(1), substituted "is $1,000" for "was $250"; and, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "if the property that was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct has some value " for "if the value of the property which was the object of the scheme or systematic course of conduct was less than $250". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 113(c) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 512(a) of Public Safety Legislation Sixty-Day Layover Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-693, January 18, 2011, 58 DCR 640). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 512(a) of Public Safety Legislation Sixty-Day Layover Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-45, April 20, 2011, 58 DCR 3701). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3201. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-151, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3212. For history of Law 18-377, see notes under § 22-303. DC CODE § 22-3222 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 122, 29 DCR 3976; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 113(c), 41 DCR 2608; June 3, 2011, D.C. Law 18-377, § 12(a), 58 DCR 1174.)