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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 71: Signature, money or membership; obtaining under false pretences

Section 71. Whoever wilfully, by color or aid of any false token or writing, or other false pretence or false statement, verbal or written, or without authority of the grand or supreme governing lodge, council, union or other governing body hereinafter mentioned, obtains the signature of any person to any written application, or obtains any money or property for any alleged or pretended degree, or for any alleged or pretended membership in any fraternity, association, society, order, organization or union having a grand or supreme governing lodge, council, union or other governing body in the commonwealth, or in any subordinate lodge or body thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or both.