609.515 Misconduct of judicial or hearing officer.
Whoever does any of the following, when the act is not in violation of section 609.42, is guilty of a misdemeanor:
(1) Being a judicial or hearing officer, does either of the following:
(a) agrees with or promises another to determine a cause or controversy or issue pending or to be brought before the officer for or against any party; or
(b) intentionally obtains or receives and uses information relating thereto contrary to the regular course of the proceeding.
(2) Induces a judicial or hearing officer to act contrary to the provisions of this section.