5-18A-17.4. Self-dealing violation as misdemeanor--Removal--Forfeiture of benefit--Contract voidable. A state officer or employee who knowingly violates the provisions of § 3-16-8 or 5-18A-17 commits malfeasance in office. The state officer or employee shall be removed from office or employment and such person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Any benefit to a person or entity derived from the person's knowing violation of § 3-16-8 or 5-18A-17 is subject to forfeiture. Any contract made in violation of § 3-16-8 or 5-18A-17 is voidable by the governing body.