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(1) A person who, in purported compliance with any requirement [falling within subsection (1A)] knowingly or recklessly gives [a regulator] information which is false or misleading in a material particular is guilty of an offence.
[(1A) A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed by or under—
(a) this Act;
(b) the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;
[(ba) the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/XXXX);]
(c) the short selling regulation;
(d) Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 April 2013 on European venture capital funds; . . .
(e) Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 April 2013 on European social entrepreneurship funds[; . . .
[(ea) any directly applicable EU regulation made under the markets in financial instruments directive;
(eb) the markets in financial instruments regulation and any directly applicable EU regulation made under it;]
(f) Regulation (EU) No 2015/760 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29th April 2015 on European Long-term Investment Funds][; . . .
(g) the market abuse regulation][; . . .
(h) the EU Benchmarks Regulation 2016][; . . .
(i) the MMF Regulation][; or
(j) the prospectus regulation (as defined by section 103)].]
(2) Subsection (1) applies only to a requirement in relation to which no other provision of this Act creates an offence in connection with the giving of information.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;
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