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A person is guilty of issuing a false financial statement when, with intent to defraud:
1. He knowingly makes or utters a written instrument which purports to describe the financial condition or ability to pay of some person and which is inaccurate in some material respect; or
2. He represents in writing that a written instrument purporting to describe a person's financial condition or ability to pay as of a prior date is accurate with respect to such person's current financial condition or ability to pay, whereas he knows it is materially inaccurate in that respect.
Issuing a false financial statement is a class A misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 175.45 Issuing a false financial statement - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-45/
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