46.4704 Official misconduct.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4704]

(a) A public servant, in his public capacity or under color of his office or employment, commits the crime of official misconduct if:

(1) he knowingly demands or receives any fee or reward for the execution of any official act or the performance of a duty imposed by law or by the terms of his employment, that is not due, or that is more than is due, or before it is due;

(2) he knowingly collects taxes when none are due, or exacts or demands more than is due;

(3) he knowingly orders the payment of any money, or draws any warrant, or pays over any money for any purpose other than the specific purpose for which it was assessed, levied, and collected unless it is or has become impossible to use the money for that specific purpose;

(4) he is an officer or employee of any court and knowingly charges, collects, or receives less fee for his services than is provided by law; or

(5) he is an officer or employee of any court and knowingly, directly or indirectly, buys, purchases, or trades for any fee taxed or to be taxed as costs in any court of this territory, or any warrant, at less than par value which may be by law due or to become due to any person by or through that court.

(b) Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

History:1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 576.040.