2020 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 2 - Recordation and Registration of Deeds and Other Instruments
Article 2 - Land Registration
Part 1 - In General
§ 44-2-44. Fraudulent Acts by Office of Clerk Personnel; Penalties

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-2-44 (2020)

Any clerk, deputy clerk, special clerk, or other person performing the duties of the office of clerk who: (1) fraudulently enters a decree of registration without authority of the court; (2) fraudulently registers any title; (3) fraudulently makes any notation or entry upon the title register; (4) fraudulently issues any certificate of title, creditor's certificate, or other instrument provided for by this article; or (5) knowingly, intentionally, and fraudulently does any act of omission or commission under color of his office in relation to the matters provided for by this article shall be guilty of a felony and shall be removed from office and be permanently disqualified from holding any public office and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

(Ga. L. 1917, p. 108, § 85; Code 1933, § 60-9902; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 44.)

Cross references.

- Forgery and fraudulent practices generally, Ch. 9, T. 16.


Cited in DeKalb County Sch. Dist. v. Ga. State Bd. of Educ., 294 Ga. 349, 751 S.E.2d 827 (2013).

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