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§53‑128.  Willfully and maliciously making derogatory reports.

Any person who shall willfullyand maliciously make, circulate, or transmit to another or others anystatement, rumor, or suggestion, written, printed, or by word of mouth, whichis directly or by inference false and derogatory to the financial condition, oraffects the solvency or financial standing of any bank, or who shall counsel,aid, procure, or induce another to state, transmit, or circulate any suchstatement or rumor shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1921,c. 4, s. 82; C.S., s. 224(d); 1989, c. 187, s. 17; 1993, c. 539, s. 423; 1994,Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)