Offenses Against the State and Public Justice

ORS 162.117
Public investment fraud


A person commits the crime of public investment fraud if, for the purpose of influencing in any way the action of the State Treasury, the person knowingly makes any false statement or report.


Public investment fraud is a Class B felony.


Public investment fraud shall be classified as crime category 6 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.


As used in this section, “action of the State Treasury” includes any application, advance, discount, purchase, purchase agreement, repurchase agreement, commitment or loan, or any change or extension of any of them, by renewal, deferment of action or otherwise, or the acceptance, release or substitution of security therefor. [1993 c.768 §1]
Note: 162.117 (Public investment fraud), 162.118 (Illegal conduct by State Treasury not a defense), 162.119 (Public fraud as racketeering activity) and 162.121 (Construction of ORS 162) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 162 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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May 26, 2023