SEC. 75-17-3. Evasion of six per cent interest law; interest forfeited if higher rate secretly exacted.
If any person shall lend to another any sum of money and take any note or evidence of debt which shall stipulate a rate of interest not greater than six per centum per annum after the date or after maturity, but who shall in fact contract for, charge, collect or receive as compensation or consideration for, or as the result of, such loan, directly or indirectly, a sum of money in excess of six per centum per annum from the date of the loan, or a sum of money when taken with the interest contracted for, is in excess of six per centum per annum from the date of the loan, such person shall forfeit all interest, and if the interest shall have been paid, same may be recovered by suit.
SOURCES: Codes, Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2076; 1930, Sec. 1947; 1942, Sec. 37; Laws, 1914, ch. 137.