What does the (...) mean in this section:
(1) Mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu fünf Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe wird bestraft, wer
(3) Ebenso wird bestraft, wer etc.
If I saw this in a document I would assume that it means "ignore this irrelevant text to allow you to concentrate on the important text." Especially seeing as (2) appears to be missing in this case.
However, if that is the meaning of it, how can you possibly sign a document with parts of it missing?