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The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.

38. Extortion

[i roto i te reo Māori]

38. Extortion.

The Law never allows any Officer engaged in its administration to receive money under color of his office, from private persons, for his own use.

The Queen receives all Court fees for the benefit of the public. The money is expended by the Government in defraying the expense of providing for the regular administration of the Law in accordance with established rules.

The Queen in the same manner receives all Fines. In some cases the Law directs that they shall be paid, by way of compensation, to the person injured by the act of the offender, or to the person informing or active in procuring his conviction. In some cases the Law prescribes such an appropriation of the fine; in others, it is left to the discretion of the Magistrate. In some cases the whole of the fine is so appropriated; in others, a part only.