46 U.S. Code § 56104 - Penalty for false statements

A person that knowingly makes a false statement of a material fact to the Secretary of Transportation or another officer, employee, or agent of the Department of Transportation, to obtain the Secretary’s approval under section 56101 or 56102 of this title, shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1654.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
46 App.:839 (last par.).
Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, § 41 (last par.), as added July 15, 1918, ch. 152, § 4, 40 Stat. 903; Exec. Order No. 6166, June 10, 1933, § 12; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, § 204, title IX, § 904, 49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(32), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 156.

The words “guilty of a misdemeanor” are omitted, and the words “fined under title 18” are substituted for “subject to a fine of not more than $5000”, because of chapter 227 of title 18.

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