Section 135.1 Criminal Code Act | General Dishonesty


The Legislation

Section 135.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is General Dishonesty and is extracted below.

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135.1  General dishonesty

Obtaining a gain

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

(a)  the person does anything with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a gain from another person; and

(b)  the other person is a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years.

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