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Crimes and Criminal Procedure, 18 U.S.C. § 1001, Statements or entries generally


18 U.S.C. § 1001 (2007)


Statements or entries generally, 18 U.S.C. § 1001, makes it a crime, subject to a fine, up to five years in prison, or both, for a person to knowingly and willfully falsify, conceal, or cover up a material fact, make any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or make or use any false writing or document in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch.

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