False Statements Statute

i-bankfraudFalse statements related to health care matters, 18 U.S.C. ยง 1035:

“Whoever, in any matter involving a health care benefit program, knowingly and willfully-

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact or

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any materially false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, shall be fined [up to $250,000] or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”