An individual shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, if the individual—
(1)knowing the information to be false, willfully and maliciously or with reckless disregard for the safety of human life, gives, or causes to be given, under circumstances in which the information reasonably may be believed, false information about an alleged attempt being made or to be made to do an act that would violate section
46506 of this title; or
(A)threatens to violate section
46506 of this title, or causes a threat to violate any of those sections to be made; and
(B)has the apparent determination and will to carry out the threat.
Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, 72 Stat. 731, § 902(m); added Sept. 5, 1961, Pub. L. 87–197, § 1, 75 Stat. 467; restated Oct. 12, 1984, Pub. L. 98–473, § 2014(d)(1), 98 Stat. 2190.
In this section, before clause (1), the words “fined under title 18” are substituted for “fined not more than $25,000” for consistency with title 18. In clauses (1) and (2), the words “a felony” are omitted as surplus. In clause (1), the words “gives, or causes to be given” are substituted for “imparts or conveys or causes to be imparted or conveyed” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “attempt or” are omitted as surplus. In clause (2), the words “threatens . . . or causes a threat . . . to be made” are substituted for “imparts or conveys or causes to be imparted or conveyed any threat” to eliminate unnecessary words.
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