Section 135.4 Criminal Code Act | Conspiracy to Defraud

The Legislation

Section 135.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Conspiracy to Defraud and is extracted below.

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135.4  Conspiracy to defraud

Obtaining a gain

(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person conspires with another person with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a gain from a third person; and

(b)  the third person is a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)  In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1), it is not necessary to prove that the defendant knew that the third person was a Commonwealth entity.