13 U.S.C. § 224 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 13. Census § 224. Failure to answer questions affecting companies, businesses, religious bodies, and other organizations;  false answers

Whoever, being the owner, official, agent, person in charge, or assistant to the person in charge, of any company, business, institution, establishment, religious body, or organization of any nature whatsoever, neglects or refuses, when requested by the Secretary or other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof, to answer completely and correctly to the best of his knowledge all questions relating to his company, business, institution, establishment, religious body, or other organization, or to records or statistics in his official custody, contained on any census or other schedule or questionnaire prepared and submitted to him under the authority of this title, shall be fined not more than $500;  and if he willfully gives a false answer to any such question, he shall be fined not more than $10,000.

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