2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:322 — Penalty for failure to deliver records; application


LA Rev Stat § 42:322 What's This?

§322. Penalty for failure to deliver records; application

Every public officer who withholds or detains from his successor, or other person entitled by law thereto, any of the books, records, documents, or writings appertaining to his office, or who mutilates, destroys, or takes them away from the building or office where they are usually kept, shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than ten years.

The provisions of this Section apply to any person, who has in his possession books, records, documents, or writings, and refuses to deliver them to the proper authority, or who willfully mutilates, destroys, withholds, or detains them, or aids in their mutilation, destruction, or detention.

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