Section 16-223 Misuse of official information.


    (a) A public servant commits the crime of misuse of official information if, in contemplation of official action by himself or by a governmental unit with which he is associated, or in reliance on information to which he has access in his official capacity and which has not been made public, he knowingly:

    (1)    Acquires a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which may be affected by such information or official action; or

    (2)    Speculates or wagers on the basis of such information or official action; or

    (3)    Aids, advises or encourages another to do any of the foregoing with purpose of conferring a pecuniary benefit on any person.

    (b) Misuse of official information is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.1005)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.050.