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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 224: False weights, scales, etc.; false and fraudulent certificate; collusion

Section 224. If a weigher or deputy weigher uses, or has in his possession with intent to use, for the purposes provided in sections two hundred and nineteen to two hundred and twenty-two, inclusive, any false weight, scale, balance or other instrument for weighing, or colludes with the purchaser or seller with intent to defraud the other party, or makes and utters a false and fraudulent certificate under sections two hundred and nineteen to two hundred and twenty-two, inclusive, he may be removed from office by the aldermen or selectmen, and shall also on conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months.