Any officer or employee of the department who divulges to any person, other than a member of the department, any fact or information coming to the knowledge of the officer or employee during the course of an inspection, examination, or investigation of any accounts, records, memoranda, books, or papers of a warehouse operator or household goods warehouse operator, except insofar as may be authorized by the department, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, or a judge thereof, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is subject to imprisonment not exceeding one year or to a fine not exceeding $3,000, or to both.
Terms Used In Minnesota Statutes 231.37
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44