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WVC 33 - 13 C- 16 §33-13C-16. Criminal penalties.
(a) A person convicted of a fraudulent viatical settlement act is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced as follows:

(1) Imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than twenty years or payment of a fine of not more than $100,000, or both, if the value of the viatical settlement contract is more than $35,000;

(2) Imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both, if the value of the viatical settlement contract is more than $2,500, but not more than $35,000;

(3) Imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years or payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, if the value of the viatical settlement contract is more than $500, but not more than $2,500.

(b) Any person who violates any other provision of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or confined in jail not more than one year, or both fined and confined.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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