What are the civil and criminal penalties for tariff violations?
Penalties for violating tariff provisions by either overcharging or undercharging are both civil and criminal. Any person who charges rates over or under the tariff rate shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to $100,000.00 for each individual violation. A person who charges a rate/price over or under the tariff rate/price may be subject to criminal charges and financial fine and/or a sentence to prison for up to two (2) years for each individual violation. (49 USC section 14903(b)).