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Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 37.08. False Report to Peace Officer, Federal Special Investigator, Law Enforcement Employee, Corrections Officer, or Jailer

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(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to deceive, he knowingly makes a false statement that is material to a criminal investigation and makes the statement to:

(1) a peace officer or federal special investigator conducting the investigation;  

(2) any employee of a law enforcement agency that is authorized by the agency to conduct the investigation and that the actor knows is conducting the investigation;  or

(3) a corrections officer or jailer.

(b) In this section, “law enforcement agency” has the meaning assigned by Article 59.01, Code of Criminal Procedure .

(c) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

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