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OREGON PUBLIC INVESTMENT FRAUD LAWS


David N Lesh

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   ORS 162.117 Public investment fraud.

(1) A person commits the crime of public investment fraud if, for the purpose of influencing in any way the action of the State Treasury, the person knowingly makes any false statement or report.

   (2) Public investment fraud is a Class B felony.

   (3) Public investment fraud shall be classified as crime category 6 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

   (4) As used in this section, “action of the State Treasury” includes any application, advance, discount, purchase, purchase agreement, repurchase agreement, commitment or loan, or any change or extension of any of them, by renewal, deferment of action or otherwise, or the acceptance, release or substitution of security therefor. [1993 c.768 §1]

   ORS 162.118 Illegal conduct by State Treasury not a defense.

Illegal conduct by the State Treasury or any of its employees or agents shall not be a defense for any person charged with the crime of public investment fraud or to any person against whom any civil action is brought under ORS 30.862 and 162.117 to 162.121. [1993 c.768 §2]

   ORS 162.119 Public fraud as racketeering activity.

  (1) Conduct constituting a violation of ORS 162.117 shall be an incident of racketeering activity for purposes of criminal actions brought under ORS 166.715 to 166.735.

   (2) Conduct giving rise to the civil cause of action described in ORS 30.862 shall be an incident of racketeering activity for purposes of civil actions brought under ORS 166.715 to 166.735. [1993 c.768 §3] 

   ORS 162.121 Construction of ORS 162.117 to 162.121.

The provisions of ORS 30.862 and 162.117 to 162.121 shall be liberally construed to effectuate its remedial purposes. [1993 c.768 §5]



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