Registration of Title Act 1964

Penalties for fraud.

119

119.(1) If any person commits any of the following offences, that is to say—

(a) in the course of any proceedings before F152[the Authority] or the court in pursuance of this Act, with intent to conceal the title or claim of any person, or to substantiate a false claim, suppresses, attempts to suppress, or is privy to the suppression of, any document or fact, or

(b) fraudulently procures, attempts to fraudulently procure, or is privy to the fraudulent procurement of, any entry, erasure or alteration in the register, or

(c) in any affidavit required or authorised to be made for any purpose under this Act, or under any order or general rules made in pursuance of this Act, wilfully makes a false statement in any material particular,

F153[the person shall be guilty of an offence and liable

(i) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding 3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or both, and

(ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both.]

(2) No proceeding or conviction for any offence declared by this Act to be a misdemeanour shall affect any remedy to which any person aggrieved by the offence may be entitled.

(3) Nothing in this Act shall entitle any person to refuse to make a complete discovery in any legal proceeding, or to answer any question or interrogatory in any civil proceeding; but no such discovery or answer shall be admissible in evidence against that person in any criminal proceeding under this Act.

Annotations

Amendments:

F152

Substituted (4.11.2006) by Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006 (12/2006), s. 4(2), S.I. No. 511 of 2006.

F153

Substituted (26.05.2006) by Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006 (12/2006), s. 68, S.I. No. 271 of 2006.