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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 57: Fiduciaries; embezzlement

Section 57. A trustee under an express trust created by a deed, will or other instrument in writing, or a guardian, conservator, executor or administrator, or any person upon or to whom such a trust has devolved or come, who embezzles or fraudulently converts or appropriates money, goods or property held or possessed by him for the use or benefit, either wholly or partially, of some other person or for a public or charitable purpose, to or for his own use or benefit or to or for the use or benefit of any person other than such person as aforesaid, or for any purpose other than such public or charitable purpose as aforesaid, or who otherwise fraudulently disposes of or destroys such property, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than ten years or by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars and imprisonment in jail for not more than two years.