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Section 14. Whoever, being summoned as a juror or chosen or appointed as an arbitrator, umpire or referee, or, being a master in chancery, master or auditor, corruptly takes anything to give his verdict, award or report, or corruptly receives any gift or gratuity from a party to a suit, cause or proceeding for the trial or decision of which such juror has been summoned, or for the hearing or determination of which such master in chancery, master, auditor, arbitrator, umpire or referee has been chosen or appointed, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars and imprisonment in jail for not more than one year.

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