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                                CHAPTER 53
                             ABUSE OF OFFICE

     Sec.
     5301.  Official oppression.
     5302.  Speculating or wagering on official action or
            information.
     5303.  Liability for reimbursement of costs for outside
            counsel.

        Enactment.  Chapter 53 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482,
     No.334, effective in six months.
        Cross References.  Chapter 53 is referred to in section
     5508.3 of Title 53 (Municipalities Generally); section 6017 of
     Title 64 (Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations).
     § 5301.  Official oppression.
        A person acting or purporting to act in an official capacity
     or taking advantage of such actual or purported capacity commits
     a misdemeanor of the second degree if, knowing that his conduct
     is illegal, he:
            (1)  subjects another to arrest, detention, search,
        seizure, mistreatment, dispossession, assessment, lien or
        other infringement of personal or property rights; or
            (2)  denies or impedes another in the exercise or
        enjoyment of any right, privilege, power or immunity.
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