192H Intention to deceive members or creditors by false or misleading statement of officer of organisation
The intention to deceive members or creditors by false or misleading statement of officer of organisation is an offence under section 192H of the Crimes Act 1900:
Section 192H states:
(1) An officer of an organisation who, with the intention of deceiving members or creditors of the organisation about its affairs, dishonestly makes or publishes, or concurs in making or publishing, a statement (whether or not in writing) that to his or her knowledge is or may be false or misleading in a material particular is guilty of an offence.
(2) In this section:
“creditor” of an organisation includes a person who has entered into a security for the benefit of the organisation.
“officer” of an organisation includes any member of the organisation who is concerned in its management and any person purporting to act as an officer of the organisation.
“organisation” means any body corporate or unincorporated association.
The maximum penalty for the offence of intention to deceive members or creditors by false or misleading statement of officer of organisation is 7 years imprisonment.
If you have been charged under section 192H of the Crimes Act it is imperative that you seek immediate expert legal advice. William Vahl is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with over 25 years experience in criminal law defence. Talk to us before you talk to the police. Call (02) 9955 2298 or 0400 4464 24 (Emergency 24 hour service).