Code of the District of Columbia

§ 41–204. False statements; failure to render termination statement; “Attorney General” defined.

(a) Whoever intentionally makes a false statement with respect to a financing statement or other paper filed with the Recorder of Deeds pursuant to part 4 of Article 9 of Subtitle I of Title 28 of the District of Columbia Official Code, or, after receipt of payment in full of the debt secured thereby, neglects or refuses, after written demand by the debtor, to send to the debtor a termination statement as provided by § 28:9-404 of the Code, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.

(b) Prosecutions for violations of this section shall be by the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia or any of his assistants in the name of the District of Columbia.

(c) As used in subsection (b) of this section “Corporation Counsel” means the attorney for the District of Columbia, by whatever title the attorney may be designated by the Mayor of the District of Columbia.