1470.36 Misrepresentation and scheme or device.§ 1470.36 Misrepresentation and scheme or device.
(a) If NRCS determines that an applicant intentionally misrepresented any fact affecting a CSP determination, the application will be determined ineligible immediately.
(b) A participant who is determined to have erroneously represented any fact affecting a program determination made in accordance with this part will not be entitled to contract payments and must refund to NRCS all payments, plus interest determined in accordance with 7 CFR part 1403.
(c) A participant will refund to NRCS all payments, plus interest determined in accordance with 7 CFR part 1403, received by such participant with respect to all CSP contracts if they are determined to have -
(1) Adopted any scheme or device that tends to defeat the purpose of the program;
(2) Made any fraudulent representation;
(3) Adopted any scheme or device for the purpose of depriving any tenant or sharecropper of the payments to which such person would otherwise be entitled under the program; or
(4) Misrepresented any fact affecting a program determination.
(d) Participants determined to have committed actions identified in paragraph (c) of this section will have their interest in all CSP contracts terminated.