Section 382. Misleading and false company information

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years shall be applied to any person who in an invitation to participate in the founding or expansion of a private limited liability company, public limited liability company or another for-profit company, or in connection with an invitation to take over a loan to such a company, provides false or misleading information of significance to the evaluation of the company.
The penalty pursuant to the first paragraph shall also apply to any officer or employee of such a company, provided he/she makes public false or misleading information of significance to the evaluation of the company, or gives such information to a company member or creditor, to any of its organs, or to a public authority. Other persons who by virtue of assignments for the company are acquainted with its affairs are subject to the same rules as officers and employees pursuant to the first sentence.