Whoever knowingly offers or pays any remuneration in the form of any kickback, bribe, or rebate, directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, in cash or in kind to any person to induce such person:
A. to refer an individual to a person for the furnishing or arranging for the furnishing of any item or service for which payment may be made in whole or in part with public money; or
B. to purchase, lease, order, or arrange for or recommend purchasing, leasing, or ordering any goods, facilities, services, or items for which payment may be made in whole or in part with public money, shall be guilty of a fourth degree felony.
History: Laws 1979, ch. 384, § 2.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-41-2
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC