Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Insurer's Relations With Insured and Claimant

Filing Or Publishing False Financial Statements Or Making False Entries Prohibited

33-18-205. Filing or publishing false financial statements or making false entries prohibited. (1) No person shall file with any supervisory or other public official or make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or deliver to any person or place before the public or cause, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, delivered to any person, or placed before the public any false statement of financial condition of an insurer with intent to deceive.

(2) No person shall make any false entry in any book, report, or statement of any insurer with intent to deceive any agent or examiner lawfully appointed to examine into its condition or into any of its affairs or any public official to whom such insurer is required by law to report or who has authority by law to examine into its condition or into any of its affairs or, with like intent, willfully omit to make a true entry of any material fact pertaining to the business of such insurer in any book, report, or statement of such insurer. Any person who aids or abets in any such violation of this section shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for 6 months or both such fine and imprisonment.

History: En. Sec. 208, Ch. 286, L. 1959; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 29, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3506.