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609.44 PUBLIC OFFICE; ILLEGALLY ASSUMING; NONSURRENDER.
Whoever intentionally and without lawful right thereto, exercises a function of a public
office or, having held such office and the right thereto having ceased, refuses to surrender the
office or its seal, books, papers, or other incidents to a successor or other authority entitled
thereto may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine
of not more than $3,000, or both.
History: 1963 c 753 art 1 s 609.44; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1986 c 444