41 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2009 Edition
Sec. 54 - Criminal penalties
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§54. Criminal penalties

Any person who knowingly and willfully engages in conduct prohibited by section 53 of this title shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years or shall be subject to a fine in accordance with title 18, or both.

(Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 80, §4, 60 Stat. 38; Pub. L. 86–695, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 741; Pub. L. 99–634, §2(a), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3524.)


1986—Pub. L. 99–634 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “Any person who shall knowingly, directly or indirectly, make or receive any such prohibited payment shall be fined not more than $10,000 or be imprisoned for not more than two years, or both.”

1960—Pub. L. 86–695 reenacted section without change.

Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–634 effective with respect to conduct described in section 53 of this title which occurs on or after Nov. 7, 1986, see section 3(a) of Pub. L. 99–634, set out as a note under section 51 of this title.