2019 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 4 - Misconduct Involving Public Officials and Employees
§ 39-16-405. Purchasing property sold through court.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-16-405 (2019)
  • (a) A judge, sheriff, court clerk, court officer or employee of any court commits an offense who bids or purchases, directly or indirectly, for personal reasons or for any other person, on any kind of property sold through the court for which the judge, sheriff, court clerk, court officer, or employee discharges official duties.

  • (b) A bid or purchase in violation of subsection (a) is voidable at the option of the person aggrieved.

  • (c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor with no incarceration permitted.

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