A person guilty of altering with intent to defraud, any original bill of lading issued by the person, firm or corporation by whom the coal was loaded into the vessel in which such coal is transported to any city of the first or second class, in this state, or of uttering any such bill of lading so altered, or who is guilty of making, preparing or subscribing or uttering a false or fraudulent manifest, invoice or bill of lading thereof, or removing any part of such cargo of coal without having the amount thereof certified to in writing on such original bill of lading, by the person, firm or corporation receiving the coal so removed, and by the captain of the vessel containing such cargo, is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison, not exceeding three years, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or both, and the delivery of any fraudulent bill of lading to any purchaser of coal shall be presumptive evidence of uttering the same with criminal intent.
Terms Used In N.Y. General City Law 161
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.