WVC 7 - 7 - 12
§7-7-12. Sharing compensation prohibited.
No county official shall receive or be paid, directly or
indirectly, any part of the compensation of any assistant, deputy
or employee, or any fee or reward for appointing him or her to his
or her position. No member of a county commission shall receive or
be paid, directly or indirectly, any part of the compensation of
any other county officer named in this article, or of any county
assistant, deputy or employee. If any county commissioner or
county official violates the provisions of this section, he or she
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned in the county jail
not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned. Any county
commissioner or county official so convicted shall forfeit his or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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