The Board of Trustees, or its duly authorized representative shall have the power to administer oaths and to subpoena witnesses to appear and testify or to produce books and papers which relate to questions in dispute. Any person who refuses to obey such a subpoena or who refuses to be sworn and testify or who fails to produce books and papers touching upon any material matter, or any witness party or attorney who is guilty of any contempt while in attendance at any hearing held under the retirement plan, may be punished as for contempt in court. For these purposes a court of competent jurisdiction, upon application of the Board of Trustees or its duly authorized representative, shall compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers and the giving of testimony before the Board of Trustees by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before the court. No person, having taken an oath or made affirmation in the proceeding, shall swear or affirm, willfully, corruptly or falsely. The District Court is herewith given jurisdiction to try persons for false swearing.
(Ord. 1860, passed 8-16-1965; Ord. 2314, passed 2-24-1969)