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Liability of voluntary administrator collecting assets 1
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCP) CHAPTER 59-A, ARTICLE 13
§ 1308. Liability of voluntary administrator collecting assets

1. A voluntary administrator shall be answerable and accountable to
all persons including creditors and distributees of the decedent,
beneficiaries named in the will filed with the affidavit and to any
fiduciary thereafter appointed, aggrieved by his administration of the
decedent's estate under this article, in the same manner as now provided
by this act concerning a fiduciary.

2. A voluntary administrator or other person who wilfully and
knowingly makes a false affidavit in order to obtain personal property
of the decedent as provided in this article, is subject to prosecution
for perjury and upon conviction shall be punishable as provided by law
in relation to such crime.