WVC 11 - 1 - 5
§11-1-5. Misconduct or negligence of officers.
The tax commissioner shall communicate to the circuit court
and to the prosecuting attorney of the county any instance of
misconduct or neglect of official duty on the part of any assessor,
justice, prosecuting attorney, clerk of a court, sheriff or
constable of such county, and any evidence thereof of which he may
be cognizant; and the court shall cause the same to be investigated
and, if the charges are true, proper charges shall be filed, and on
conviction such assessor, justice, prosecuting attorney, clerk of
a court, sheriff or constable shall forfeit not less than one
hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, and shall be removed
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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