(1) Any person who willfully, or through culpable negligence, violates any provision
of ss. 63.18 to 63.51, or any rule promulgated in accordance with the provisions thereof, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less
than $50, and not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term
not exceeding 6 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of
(2) If any person is convicted under this section, any public office which such person
holds shall, by force of such conviction, be rendered vacant, and such person shall
be incapable of holding office for the period of 5 years from the date of such conviction.
(3) Prosecution for violations of ss. 63.18 to 63.51 may be instituted either by the attorney general, the district attorney for the county
in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, or by the board of city service
commissioners acting through special counsel. Such prosecutions shall be conducted and controlled by the prosecuting officers
who institute them, unless they request the aid of other prosecuting officers.
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