§72.4. Disposal of property with fraudulent or malicious intent
A. It is unlawful for any person, who having executed a security agreement under Chapter 9 of the Louisiana Commercial Laws (R.S.10:9 through 101 et seq.) on movable property, to sell, assign, exchange, injure, destroy, conceal, or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the encumbered property with fraudulent or malicious intent to defeat the mortgage or security interest, or remove the encumbered property from the location designated in the security agreement, if any, or from the parish where it was located at the time of the granting of the security interest without written consent of the secured party, with fraudulent or malicious intent to defeat the security interest.
B.(1) When the value of the encumbered property is one thousand dollars or less, the offender shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
(2) When the value of the encumbered property exceeds one thousand dollars, the offender shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than one year, or both.
Acts 2005, No. 175, §1; Acts 2009, No. 152, §1.