Whoever, being an officer, agent, or employee of the United States, knowingly aids or abets any person engaged in any violation of any of the provisions of law prohibiting importing, advertising, dealing in, exhibiting, or sending or receiving by mail obscene or indecent publications or representations, or books, pamphlets, papers, writings, advertisements, circulars, prints, pictures, or drawings containing any matter advocating or urging treason or insurrection against the United States or forcible resistance to any law of the United States, or containing any threat to take the life of or inflict bodily harm upon any person in the United States, or means for procuring abortion, or other articles of indecent or immoral use or tendency, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Based on section
1305(b) of title
19, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Customs Duties (June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title III, § 305(b),46 Stat. 688).
In view of definition of misdemeanor in section
1 of this title words “shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and” were omitted.
Words “at hard labor” after “imprisonment” were omitted. (See reviser’s note under section
1 of this title.)
Changes were made in phraseology.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.
1971—Pub. L. 91–662struck out “preventing conception or” before “procuring abortion”.
Effective Date of 1971 Amendment
Pub. L. 91–662, § 7,Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1974, provided that: “The amendments made by this Act (other than by section
6) [amending this section, sections
1462 of this title, and section
1305 of Title
19, Customs Duties] shall take effect on the day after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 8, 1971].”
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