Criminal Offenses

Malfeasance and Misfeasance in Office

SECTION 11-28-2

§ 11-28-2. Failure of officer to pay over fines, forfeitures, or penalties.

Every officer who shall receive any fines, forfeitures, or penalties shall immediately pay them into the proper office where by law they ought to be paid. Every judicial, executive, or ministerial officer who shall refuse or neglect for three (3) months to pay over any fine, forfeiture, or penalty or any part of which that may have come to his or her hands to the proper officer to whom by law they should be paid or delivered, shall be fined three (3) times the value or amount of the fine, forfeiture, or penalty that was withheld or not paid over.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 276, § 22; G.L. 1909, ch. 342, § 22; G.L. 1923, ch. 394, § 22; G.L. 1938, ch. 605, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 11-28-2.)