Whenever any natural person is found guilty in any district court of the United States of any act or acts declared in this chapter to constitute a misdemeanor, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by imprisonment for not less than one year or more than five years, or by both fine and imprisonment. Whenever any corporation is found guilty of any act or acts declared in this chapter to be unlawful, such corporation shall be punished by a fine of not more than $25,000.
In addition to the punishment prescribed in section
1224  of this Appendix, any person or corporation convicted of a misdemeanor under the provisions of this chapter shall be ineligible, at the discretion of the Commission or the Secretary of Transportation, to receive any benefits under subchapters V and VI of this chapter, or to receive a charter under subchapter VII of this chapter for a period of five years after conviction.
Whoever knowingly and willfully violates any order, rule, or regulation of the Federal Maritime Commission or the Secretary of Transportation made or issued in the exercise of the powers, duties, or functions transferred to it or him or vested in it or him by this chapter, as amended, for which no penalty is otherwise expressly provided, shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not more than $500. If such violation is a continuing one, each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Section is comprised of subsecs. (b) to (d) ofsection
806 of act June 29, 1936. Subsec. (a) ofsection
806 is classified to section
1224 of this Appendix.
1981—Pub. L. 97–31substituted “Commission or the Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission”, “Federal Maritime Commission or the Secretary of Transportation” for “United States Maritime Commission”, and “it or him” for “it” in two places. For prior transfers of functions of the Commission, meaning the United States Maritime Commission, see Transfer of Functions note below.
1939—Act Aug. 4, 1939, added third par.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions of United States Maritime Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1949, Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, and Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, set out under section
1111 of this Appendix.
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