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  576.050.  Misuse of official information — penalty. — 1.  A public servant commits the offense of misuse of official information if, in contemplation of official action by himself or herself or by a governmental unit with which he or she is associated, or in reliance on information to which he or she has access in his or her official capacity and which has not been made public, he or she knowingly:

  (1)  Acquires a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which may be affected by such information or official action; or

  (2)  Speculates or wagers on the basis of such information or official action; or

  (3)  Aids, advises or encourages another to do any of the foregoing with purpose of conferring a pecuniary benefit on any person.

  2.  A person commits the offense of misuse of official information if he or she recklessly obtains or discloses information from the Missouri uniform law enforcement system (MULES) or the National Crime Information Center System (NCIC), or any other criminal justice information sharing system that contains individually identifiable information for private or personal use, or for a purpose other than in connection with their official duties and performance of their job.

  3.  The offense of misuse of official information is a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2005 H.B. 353, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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