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-463§ 1393. Proof upon trial for embezzlement of money or securities Upon a trial for embezzlement of money, bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable securities, the allegation of the complaint or information, as far as regards the description of the property, is sustained if the offender is proved to have embezzled: (1) any money, bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable security, although the particular species of coin or other money, or the number, denomination, or kind of bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable security is not proved; or (2) a piece of coin or other money, a bank note, certificate or share of stock, or valuable security, although it may have been delivered to him in order that a part of the value thereof should be returned to the party delivering it, and the part has been returned accordingly. CHAPTER 73—LETTERS AND MESSAGES Sec. 1421. 1422. 1423. 1424. 1425. 1426. 1427. 1428.

Opening, reading, or publishing sealed letter. Refusal or neglect to send or deliver message. Use of information derived from private messages. Fraudulently obtaining or using contents of message. Bribing agent to disclose message; use of information. Disclosure of telegraphic, cable or telephonic message. Altering telegraphic, cable or telephonic message. Opening or fraudulently obtaining telegraphic, cable or telephonic message of another.

§ 1421. Opening, reading, or publishing sealed letter Whoever willfully and without being authorized to do so either by the writer of the letter or the person to whom it is addressed: (1) opens or reads, or causes to be read, a sealed letter not addressed to himself; or (2) publishes any of the contents of the letter, knowing the same to have been unlawfully opened— shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both. § 1422. Refusal or neglect to send or deliver message (a) Whoever, being an agent, operator or employee of a telegraph, cable or telephone office, willfully: (1) refuses or neglects to send a message received at the office for transmission; or (2) postpones the message out of its order; or (3) refuses or neglects to deliver a message received by telegraph, cable or telephone— shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more tjian 30 days, or both. i> (b) Subsection (a) of this section does not require: (1) a message to be received, transmitted or delivered unless the charges thereon have been paid or tendered; or (2) the sending, receiving or delivery of a message: (A) counseling, aiding, abetting or encouraging treason or other resistance to lawful authority; or (B) calculated to: (i) further a fraudulent plan or purpose; or (ii) instigate or encourage the perpetration of an unlawful act; or (iii) facilitate the escape of a criminal or person accused of crime; (C) containing abusive, blasphemous or indecent language.