Connecticut Laws - Title 3 State Elective Officers
CHAPTER 35 ATTORNEY GENERAL
Sec. 3-129a. Suppression of criminally operated corporations.

Sec. 3-129a. Suppression of criminally operated corporations. (1114)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Attorney General is authorized to institute civil proceedings in the Superior Court to forfeit the charter of any corporation organized under the laws of this state and to revoke the certificate of authority of any foreign corporation to carry on business in this state, when: (1) Any of the corporation officers or any other person controlling the management or operation of such corporation, with the knowledge of the president and a majority of the board of directors or under such circumstances that the president and a majority of the directors should have knowledge, is a person engaged in organized gambling, organized traffic in narcotics, organized extortion, organized bribery, organized embezzlement or organized prostitution, or who is connected directly or indirectly with organizations, syndicates or criminal societies engaging in such; or (2) a director, officer, employee, agent or stockholder acting for, through or on behalf of such corporation has, in conducting the corporation's affairs, purposely engaged in a persistent course of gambling, unlawful traffic in narcotics, extortion, embezzlement, intimidation and coercion, bribery, prostitution, or other such criminal conduct with the knowledge of the president and a majority of the board of directors or under such circumstances that the president and a majority of the directors should have such knowledge, with the intent to compel or induce other persons, firms or corporations to deal with such corporation or to engage in any such criminal conduct; and (3) for the prevention of future illegal conduct of the same character, the public interest requires the charter of the corporation to be forfeited and the corporation to be dissolved or the certificate of authority to be revoked. (1115)

(b) The proceedings authorized by subsection (a) of this section may be instituted against a corporation in the superior court for any county in which it is doing business and the proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of civil procedure and the applicable rules of court. Such proceedings shall be deemed additional to any other proceeding authorized by law for the purpose of forfeiting the charter of a corporation or revoking the certificate of authority of a foreign corporation. (1116)

  

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