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Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

Act current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-09-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Offences and punishment

  •  (1) Every officer or person acting in any office or employment connected with the collection, management or disbursement of public money who

    • (a) receives any compensation or reward for the performance of any official duty, except as by law prescribed,

    • (b) conspires or colludes with any other person to defraud Her Majesty, or makes opportunity for any person to defraud Her Majesty,

    • (c) designedly permits any contravention of the law by any other person,

    • (d) wilfully makes or signs any false entry in any book, or wilfully makes or signs any false certificate or return in any case in which it is the duty of that officer or person to make an entry, certificate or return,

    • (e) having knowledge or information of the contravention of this Act or the regulations or any revenue law of Canada by any person, or of fraud committed by any person against Her Majesty, under this Act or the regulations or any revenue law of Canada, fails to report, in writing, that knowledge or information to a superior officer, or

    • (f) demands or accepts or attempts to collect, directly or indirectly, as payment or gift or otherwise, any sum of money, or other thing of value, for the compromise, adjustment or settlement of any charge or complaint for any contravention or alleged contravention of law,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Fraud against Her Majesty

    (2) Every officer or person acting in any office or employment connected with the collection, management or disbursement of public money who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds Her Majesty of any money, securities, property or service is guilty of an indictable offence and liable on conviction,

    • (a) if the amount of the money or the value of the securities, property or service does not exceed $5,000, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) if the amount of the money or the value of the securities, property or service exceeds $5,000, to a fine not exceeding that amount or that value and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 80
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 261
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