TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 47 - FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS
Sec. 1027. False statements and concealment of facts in relation to
documents required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Whoever, in any document required by title I of the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (as amended from time to
time) to be published, or kept as part of the records of any
employee welfare benefit plan or employee pension benefit plan, or
certified to the administrator of any such plan, makes any false
statement or representation of fact, knowing it to be false, or
knowingly conceals, covers up, or fails to disclose any fact the
disclosure of which is required by such title or is necessary to
verify, explain, clarify or check for accuracy and completeness any
report required by such title to be published or any information
required by such title to be certified, shall be fined under this
title, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(Added Pub. L. 87-420, Sec. 17(c), Mar. 20, 1962, 76 Stat. 42;
amended Pub. L. 93-406, title I, Sec. 111(a)(2)(B)(i), (ii), Sept.
2, 1974, 88 Stat. 851; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec.
330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
REFERENCES IN TEXT
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, referred to
in text, is Pub. L. 93-406, Sept. 2, 1974, 88 Stat. 829, as
amended. Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
1974 is classified generally to subchapter I (Sec. 1001 et seq.) of
chapter 18 of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this
Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1001 of
Title 29 and Tables.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $10,000".
1974 - Pub. L. 93-406 substituted "Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974" for "Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure
Act" in section catchline, and "title I of the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974" and "title" for "the Welfare and
Pension Plans Disclosure Act" and "Act", respectively, in text.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 93-406 effective Jan. 1, 1975, except as
provided in section 1031(b)(2) of Title 29, Labor, see section
1031(b)(1) of Title 29.
Section effective 90 days after Mar. 20, 1962, see section 19 of
Pub. L. 87-420, set out as a note under section 664 of this title.
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