Chapter 10

Penalties for Violations

The preceding chapters are designed to help the reader understand what constitutes a violation of the Antideficiency Act (ADA) and how to avoid such violations. Occasionally, however, despite employees’ best efforts, violations do occur. This chapter describes the types and range of penalties that may be levied on persons found responsible for violating the act.

159. What are the potential consequences or penalties if an employee violates the Antideficiency Act?

Violations of the Antideficiency Act are subject to penalties of two types: administrative and criminal. The Antideficiency Act is the only one of the 31 U.S. Code fiscal statutes to prescribe penalties of both types, which underscores congressional ...

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