§126.1. False swearing for purpose of violating public health or safety
A. No person shall make a false statement, report, or allegation concerning the commission of a crime for the purpose of violating, disrupting, interfering with, or endangering the public health or safety, or to deprive any person or persons of any right, privilege, or immunity secured by the United States Constitution and laws or by the Louisiana Constitution and laws, or cause such false statement or report to be made to any official or agency of the state or any parish, city, or political subdivision thereof, or to any judicial, executive, or legislative body or subdivision thereof within this state, knowing or having reason to believe the same or any material part thereof to be false and with the intent to cause an investigation of or any other action to be taken as a result thereof.
B. Any person or persons convicted of violating the provisions of this Section shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years, with or without hard labor, or by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Added by Acts 1960, No. 81, §1; Acts 2014, No. 791, §7.