North Carolina General Statutes § 147-33.98 Unauthorized use of public purchase or contract procedures for private benefit prohibited

(a)        It shall be unlawful for any person, by the use of the powers, policies, or procedures described in this Part or established hereunder, to purchase, attempt to purchase, procure, or attempt to procure any property or services for private use or benefit.

(b)        This prohibition shall not apply if:

(1)        The department, institution, or agency through which the property or services are procured had theretofore established policies and procedures permitting such purchases or procurement by a class or classes of persons in order to provide for the mutual benefit of such persons and the department, institution, or agency involved, or the public benefit or convenience; and

(2)        Such policies and procedures, including any reimbursement policies, are complied with by the person permitted thereunder to use the purchasing or procurement procedures described in this Part or established thereunder.

(c)        Any violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1999-434, s. 10; 2000-174, s. 2.)

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