Maine Revised Statutes

§1153. Sanctions for organizations

1.    If an organization is convicted of a crime, the court may, in addition to or in lieu of imposing other authorized penalties, sentence it to give appropriate publicity to the conviction by notice to the class or classes of persons or sector of the public interested in or affected by the conviction, by advertising in designated areas or by designated media, or otherwise as the court may direct. Failure to do so may be punishable as contempt of court.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    If a director, trustee or managerial agent of an organization is convicted of a Class A or Class B crime committed in its behalf, the court may include in the sentence an order disqualifying him from holding office in the same or other organizations for a period not exceeding 5 years, if it finds the scope or nature of his illegal actions makes it dangerous or inadvisable for such office to be entrusted to him.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
3.    Prior to the imposition of sentence, the court may direct the Attorney General, a district attorney, or any other attorney specially designated by the court, to institute supplementary proceedings in the case in which the organization was convicted of the crime to determine, collect and distribute damages to persons in the class which the statute was designed to protect who suffered injuries by reason of the crime, if the court finds that the multiplicity of small claims or other circumstances make restitution by individual suit impractical. Such supplementary proceedings shall be pursuant to rules adopted by the Supreme Judicial Court for this purpose. The court in which proceedings authorized by this subsection are commenced may order the State to make available to the attorney appointed to institute such proceedings all documents and investigative reports as are in its possession or control and grand jury minutes as are relevant to the proceedings.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).

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