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Section 750.76

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931


750.76 Arson of insured property.

Sec. 76.

(1) A person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive any of the following or the contents of any of the following is guilty of arson of insured property:

(a) Any dwelling that is insured against loss from fire or explosion if the person caused the fire or explosion with the intent to defraud the insurer.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (a), any building, structure, or other real property that is insured against loss from fire or explosion if the person caused the fire or explosion with the intent to defraud the insurer.

(c) Any personal property that is insured against loss by fire or explosion if the person caused the fire or explosion with the intent to defraud the insurer.

(2) Subsection (1) applies regardless of whether the person owns the dwelling, building, structure, other real property, or personal property.

(3) Arson of insured property is a felony punishable as follows:

(a) If the person violates subsection (1)(a), imprisonment for life or any term of years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

(b) If the person violates subsection (1)(b), imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

(c) If the person violates subsection (1)(c), imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.


History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.76 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 532, Eff. Apr. 3, 2013
Former Law: See section 6 of Act 38 of 1927, being CL 1929, § 16939.


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