Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/580

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-484§ 2123. Mutilation, destruction, or removal of records; withholding records or property from successor Every officer whose office is abolished by law or under authority of law, or who, after the expiration of the time for which he may be appointed, or after he has resigned or been legally removed from office, willfully and unlawfully: (1) mutilates, destroys, or takes away the records, papers, documents or other writings appertaining or belonging to his office; or (2) withholds or detains from his successor, or other person entitled thereto, the records, papers, documents, or other writings appertaining or belonging to his office, or any money or property in nis official custody— shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 10 years. § 2124. False certificates by officers Whoever, being a public officer authorized by law to make or give any certificate or other writing, makes and delivers as true any such certificate or writing containing statements which he knows to be false, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years, or both. § 2125. Exercising function of public office without having qualified (a) Whoever exercises a function of a public office without taking the oath of office or giving bond, if required by law, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned in jail not more than 180 days, or both. (b) Subsection (a) of this section does not affect the validity of acts done by a person exercising the functions of a public office in fact, where persons other than himself are interested in maintaining the validity of those acts. § 2126. Intrusion into office; exercising functions after expiration of term Whoever: (1) willfully and knowingly intrudes himself into a public office to which he has not been selected or appointed; or (2) having been an executive officer, willfully exercises any of the functions of his office after his term has expired and a successor has been selected or appointed and has qualified— shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 80 days, or both. § 2127. Attempting to deter, or resisting, executive officer Whoever: (1) attempts, by means of a threat or violence, to deter or revent an executive officer from performing a duty imposed upon im by law; or (2) knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, an executive officer in the performance of his duty— shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more thanfiveyears, or both. § 2128. Resisting public officer in discharge of his duty Whoever willfully resists, delays, or obstructs a public officer in the discharge, or attempt to discharge, a duty of his office, shall, if no other punishment is prescribed by law, iJe fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both.

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