Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013

32.

Offence.

32.— (1) A person commits an offence if he or she—

( a) obstructs or impedes the Bank or an authorised officer in the exercise of any powers under this Part,

( b) without reasonable excuse, does not comply with a requirement imposed under this Part,

( c) in purported compliance with such a requirement, provides information or records or other documents to the Bank or an authorised officer that the person knows to be false or misleading in a material respect, or

( d) falsely represents himself or herself to be an authorised officer.

(2) A person who commits an offence under this section is liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €250,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or both.

(3) If a person refuses to answer a question asked of him or her or to comply with any other requirement made, under this Part, on the grounds that the answer or compliance with the requirement might tend to incriminate the person and the person is informed of his or her obligation to answer the question or to comply with the requirement, the person shall not refuse to answer the question or to comply with the requirement but the answer given or information provided on that occasion shall not be admissible as evidence in criminal proceedings against the person other than proceedings against him or her under this section.