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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 838
BRIBERY; MISUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE
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Section 838.022, Florida Statutes 2009

838.022  Official misconduct.--

(1)  It is unlawful for a public servant, with corrupt intent to obtain a benefit for any person or to cause harm to another, to:

(a)  Falsify, or cause another person to falsify, any official record or official document;

(b)  Conceal, cover up, destroy, mutilate, or alter any official record or official document or cause another person to perform such an act; or

(c)  Obstruct, delay, or prevent the communication of information relating to the commission of a felony that directly involves or affects the public agency or public entity served by the public servant.

(2)  For the purposes of this section:

(a)  The term "public servant" does not include a candidate who does not otherwise qualify as a public servant.

(b)  An official record or official document includes only public records.

(3)  Any person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--s. 5, ch. 2003-158.


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