(a)Whoever receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of any motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft, which has crossed a State or United States boundary after being stolen, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
(b)For purposes of this section, the term “State” includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 408 (Oct. 29, 1919, ch. 89, § 4,41 Stat. 325; Sept. 24, 1945, ch. 383, §§ 2,
3,59 Stat. 536).
Section constitutes the fourth sentence of said section
408 of title
18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.
Definitions of “aircraft,” “motor vehicle,” and “interstate or foreign commerce,” which constituted the second sentence of said section
408, are incorporated in sections
2311 of this title.
The third sentence of said section
408, relating to transporting stolen aircraft or motor vehicles, is incorporated in section
2312 of this title.
The first sentence of said section
408, providing the short title, and the fifth sentence thereof, relating to venue, were omitted. (See reviser’s note under section
2312 of this title.)
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–177substituted “motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft” for “motor vehicle or aircraft”.
1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–519substituted “fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years” for “fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–647designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1984—Pub. L. 98–547inserted “possesses,” after “receives,” and substituted “which has crossed a State or United States boundary after being stolen,” for “moving as, or which is a part of, or which constitutes interstate or foreign commerce,”.
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