KANSAS OFFICE of
  REVISOR of STATUTES

  

Home >> Statutes >> Back


Click to open printable format in new window.Printable Format
 | Next

21-5838. Conducting a pyramid promotional scheme. (a) Conducting a pyramid promotional scheme is knowingly establishing, operating, advertising or promoting any pyramid promotional scheme.

(b) Conducting a pyramid promotional scheme is a severity level 9, nonperson felony.

(c) A limitation as to the number of persons who may participate or the presence of additional conditions affecting eligibility for the opportunity to receive compensation under the plan or operation does not change the identity of the scheme as a pyramid promotional scheme.

(d) It is not a defense under this section that a participant, on giving consideration, obtains any goods, services or intangible property in addition to the right to receive compensation.

(e) The attorney general, or county attorney or district attorney, or both, may institute criminal action to prosecute this offense.

(f) As used in this section, "pyramid promotional scheme" means a plan or operation by which a participant gives consideration for the opportunity to receive compensation which is derived primarily from any person's introduction of other persons into participation in the plan or operation rather than from the sale of goods, services or intangible property by the participant or other persons introduced into the plan or operation.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 124; July 1, 2011.


 | Next

USEFUL LINKS
LCC Policies
Session Laws

Amended & Repealed Statutes

Kansas School Equity & Enhancement Act
Gannon v. State

General Information, Legal Analysis & Research

2016 Amended & Repealed Statutes

2015 Amended & Repealed Statutes

2014 Amended & Repealed Statutes

2013 Amended & Repealed Statutes

 OTHER LEGISLATIVE SITES
Kansas Legislature
Administrative Services
Division of Post Audit
Research Department