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  56.410.  May be suspended upon indictment — governor to appoint successor. — Any officer who is indicted for the violation of section 56.380, in the discretion of the court of which he is an officer, or of the judge thereof, by an order of record in the records of the court, may be suspended from the office to which he was elected or appointed and qualified, until the indictment is disposed of in favor of the officer, or until the officer is acquitted thereon by the verdict of a jury.  The court making the order of suspension shall transmit forthwith, by mail, to the governor of the state of Missouri, a copy of the order, certified under the seal of the court by the clerk thereof.  Immediately upon the receipt of the certified copy of the order of suspension, the governor shall appoint and commission a successor to the suspended officer.  The successor shall possess the qualifications for the office prescribed by law, and, during the period of suspension, shall perform the duties and receive the salary prescribed for the office by law.  He shall conduct the prosecution of the indictment upon which the suspension of his predecessor was made.


(RSMo 1939 § 12932, A.L. 1965 p. 166)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11307; 1919 § 727; 1909 § 998

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