Any tobacco product manufacturer, stamping agent, or importer of cigarettes, or any
officer, employee, or agent of any such entity, who knowingly and with the intent
to defraud, mislead, or deceive makes any materially false statement in any record
required by this article or Article 2.1 (§ 58.1-1021.01 et seq.) of this chapter to be kept, or in any report or return required by this article
or Article 2.1 of this chapter to be filed with the Department is guilty of a violation
of § 18.2-498.3. Each record kept and each report or return filed containing one or more false statements
shall constitute a separate offense.
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