Section 2-19-10

Failure of cotton broker, etc., to pay for cotton purchased and disposed of.

Any cotton broker or other person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of buying cotton, either on his own account or for others, who buys or engages to buy from a planter or commission merchant any cotton and fails or refuses to pay for the same at the time agreed upon and makes away with or disposes of any cotton purchased and not paid for is guilty of fraud and embezzlement and, on conviction, must be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years at the discretion of the jury.

(Ag. Code 1927, §361; Code 1940, T. 2, §151.)