18 U.S. Code § 1351 - Fraud in foreign labor contracting

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(a) Work Inside the United States.— Whoever knowingly and with intent to defraud recruits, solicits, or hires a person outside the United States or causes another person to recruit, solicit, or hire a person outside the United States, or attempts to do so, for purposes of employment in the United States by means of materially false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises regarding that employment shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.
(b) Work Outside the United States.— Whoever knowingly and with intent to defraud recruits, solicits, or hires a person outside the United States or causes another person to recruit, solicit, or hire a person outside the United States, or attempts to do so, for purposes of employment performed on a United States Government contract performed outside the United States, or on a United States military installation or mission outside the United States or other property or premises outside the United States owned or controlled by the United States Government, by means of materially false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises regarding that employment, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 110–457, title II, § 222(e)(2),Dec. 23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5070; amended Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title XVII, § 1706(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2097.)
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1706(a)(1), which directed substitution of “(a) Work Inside the United States.—Whoever knowingly and with intent to defraud recruits, solicits, or hires a person outside the United States or causes another person to recruit, solicit, or hire a person outside the United States, or attempts to do so,” for “Whoever knowingly and with the intent to defraud recruits, solicits or hires a person outside the United States”, was executed by making the substitution for “Whoever knowingly and with intent to defraud recruits, solicits or hires a person outside the United States” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1706(a)(2), added subsec. (b).
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–239effective Jan. 2, 2013 and applicable to conduct taking place on or after Jan. 2, 2013, see section 7104d(c)(3) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

 

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