§502-54  Penalty for false certificate.  Any officer authorized to take acknowledgments to instruments who knowingly incorporates in the certificate of acknowledgment any false or misleading statement as to the facts therein contained, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to do away with the liability for civil damages for such act. [L 1882, c 41; am L 1903, c 8, §2; RL 1925, §3159; RL 1935, §5145; am L 1941, c 22, §1; RL 1945, §12745; RL 1955, §343-38; HRS §502-54]