5368 Penalties

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a first violation of any provision of this subchapter shall be punishable by a fine of $1,000 or 5 times the retail value of the any tobacco product involved, whichever is greater. A second or subsequent violation of any provision of this subchapter shall be punishable by a fine of $5,000 or 5 times the retail value of the cigarettes involved, whichever is greater.

(b) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this subchapter, or who knowingly and falsely submits a certification under § 5363(a)(1) of this title in another person's name, shall, for each such offense, be fined $10,000 or 5 times the retail value of the cigarettes involved, whichever is greater, or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

(c) Any person failing to collect or remit to the Department any tax required in connection with a delivery sale shall be assessed, in addition to any other penalty, a penalty of 5 times the retail value of the any tobacco product involved.

(d)(1) Any cigarettes sold or attempted to be sold in a delivery sale that do not meet the requirements of this subchapter shall be forfeited to the State and destroyed.

(2) All fixtures, equipment and all other materials and personal property on the premises of any person who, with the intent to defraud the State, violates any of the requirements of this subchapter, shall be forfeited to the State.

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