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Misconduct by attorneys
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 15
§ 487. Misconduct by attorneys. An attorney or counselor who:

1. Is guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or
collusion, with intent to deceive the court or any party; or,

2. Wilfully delays his client's suit with a view to his own gain; or,
wilfully receives any money or allowance for or on account of any money
which he has not laid out, or becomes answerable for,

Is guilty of a misdemeanor, and in addition to the punishment
prescribed therefor by the penal law, he forfeits to the party injured
treble damages, to be recovered in a civil action.