4-11-14Civil action to recover misappropriated funds disclosed by audit report.

If any report provided herein discloses malfeasance, misfeasance, or neglect of duty on the part of an employee or officer, upon receipt of a copy of such report it shall be the duty of the proper legal officer, and he is authorized and required to institute in the proper court, within sixty days from the receipt thereof, a civil action on behalf of the state or taxing district to which the right of action has accrued and promptly prosecute the same to final determination to recover any fees or public funds misappropriated, or to otherwise determine the rights of the parties in the premises. If the political subdivision has no legal officer assigned to it, it shall employ one at its expense, to act under the supervision of the attorney general.

Source: SL 1943, ch 258, § 9; SDC Supp 1960, § 55.2909.