Section 5 of chapter 233 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-
“Where the defendant is accused of a violent crime as defined in section 121 of chapter 140 that is a result of gang activity the punishment for such failure to attend shall be by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.”.
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