Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 18
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHAPTER 57
PUBLIC FUNDS AND SECURITIES
18-5702.  Grading and punishment for misuse of funds. (1) Any public employee who is not charged with the receipt, safekeeping or disbursement of public moneys and who misuses public moneys in violation of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both, if the amount of public moneys misused is less than three hundred dollars ($300).
(2)  Any public officer or public employee charged with the receipt, safekeeping or disbursement of public moneys, who misuses public moneys in violation of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, is guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five (5) years, or by both, if the amount of public moneys misused is less than three hundred dollars ($300).
(3)  Except as otherwise provided in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, any public officer or public employee who misuses public moneys in violation of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, is guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than fourteen (14) years, or by both.
(4)  (a) When any series of violations of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, comprised of separate incidents of misuse of public moneys in amounts less than three hundred dollars ($300) are part of a common scheme or plan, the incidents may be aggregated in one (1) count and the sum of the value of all of the incidents shall be the value considered in determining whether the amount exceeds three hundred dollars ($300).
(b)  Any public officer or public employee who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, more than one (1) time, irrespective of the form of the judgment(s) or withheld judgment(s), and who would otherwise be subject to a lesser punishment under subsection (1) or (2) of this section is guilty of a felony punishable as provided in subsection (3) of this section.
(5)  In addition to any penalty imposed in this section, any public officer or public employee who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of section 18-5701, Idaho Code, irrespective of the form of the judgment(s) or withheld judgment(s) shall:
(a)  Be terminated for cause from the public office or employment subject to any procedures applicable to such termination; and
(b)  Make restitution of any public moneys misused, and any profits made therefrom, as ordered by the court; and
(c)  Notwithstanding section 18-310, Idaho Code, and except as otherwise provided by law, be disqualified from holding any position as a public officer or public employee if such position is charged with the receipt, safekeeping or disbursement of public moneys; and
(d)  In the discretion of the court, and unless otherwise prohibited by law, be ordered to apply for distribution of any retirement moneys held by any entity on behalf of the person, in order that such moneys shall be used to make restitution to the public entity or its insurer, unless other funds are otherwise available.

History:
[18-5702, added 1972, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 954; am. 2008, ch. 56, sec. 2, p. 144; am. 2008, ch. 238, sec. 1, p. 718.]


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