Criminal Offenses

Threats and Extortion

SECTION 11-42-1

§ 11-42-1. Excessive fees or bond demanded by public officer.

Every officer appointed by the state or by any city or town in the state, whose fees are stated by law, who shall corruptly exact or extort any more or greater fees for any service than are stated and allowed by law, or who shall corruptly levy, demand, receive, or take, under color of his or her office, any bond, bill, note, or other assurance or promise whatsoever, securing the payment of a greater sum of money for any service than he or she is authorized to demand and receive by law, shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 276, § 16; G.L. 1909, ch. 342, § 16; G.L. 1923, ch. 394, § 16; G.L. 1938, ch. 605, § 16; G.L. 1956, § 11-42-1.)