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609.53 RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.
    Subdivision 1. Penalty. Except as otherwise provided in section 609.526, any person who
receives, possesses, transfers, buys or conceals any stolen property or property obtained by
robbery, knowing or having reason to know the property was stolen or obtained by robbery, may
be sentenced in accordance with the provisions of section 609.52, subdivision 3.
    Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1989 c 290 art 7 s 14]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1982 c 613 s 7]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, 1982 c 613 s 7]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1989 c 290 art 7 s 14]
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1989 c 290 art 7 s 14]
    Subd. 4. Civil action; treble damages. Any person who has been injured by a violation
of subdivision 1 or section 609.526 may bring an action for three times the amount of actual
damages sustained by the plaintiff or $1,500, whichever is greater, and the costs of suit and
reasonable attorney's fees.
    Subd. 5. Value. In this section, "value" has the meaning defined in section 609.52,
subdivision 1
, clause (3).
History: 1963 c 753 art 1 s 609.53; 1973 c 669 s 1; 1979 c 232 s 1,2; 1981 c 333 s 14-17;
1982 c 613 s 1-4; 1984 c 483 s 2; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 46,47; 1989 c 290
art 7 s 7,8