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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 61 : Offences concerned with evasion of restrictions on donations

120.In addition to a party’s civil liability under section 58, section 61 makes it a criminal offence for any person knowingly to participate in an arrangement or to withhold information, or supply false information, so as to evade the restrictions on the sources of donations. The bringing of criminal proceedings does not preclude the Commission from also applying for forfeiture of the donation in question (see section 58(4)).

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