ART. 137.

1. Failing to resist rebellion by all the means in their power; or
2. Continuing to discharge the duties of their offices under the control of rebels; or
3. Accepting appointment to office under rebels.


There must be actual rebellion for this crime to be committed.

It must not be committed in conspiracy with rebels or coup plotters for this crime
to be committed.

If position is accepted in order to protect the people, not covered by this article.

The crime presupposes rebellion committed by other persons.

Offender must not be in conspiracy with the rebels.

Effect of conspiracy: Public officer is himself guilty of rebellion.