§61-10-19. Cornering market in foods or other necessities of
It shall be unlawful for any person or body of persons buying
or selling any foodstuffs, fuel or any article or articles
pertaining to necessities of life, either in his individual
capacity or as an officer, agent, or employee of a corporation, or
a member of a partnership, to store any such foodstuffs, fuel,
article or articles for the purpose of cornering the market or
affecting the market price thereof, or for the purpose of limiting
the supply thereof to the public, whether temporarily or otherwise.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall
be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand
dollars, and may, in the discretion of the court, be confined in
the county jail not exceeding one year.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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