§ 59. Penalty for neglect by officers

If any person authorized and required by title 48 of the Revised Statutes to perform, as an officer, any act or thing, willfully neglects to do or perform the same according to the true intent and meaning of title 48 of the Revised Statutes, he shall, if not subject to the penalty and disqualification prescribed in section 4187 of the Revised Statutes, be punishable by a fine of $500 for the first offense, and by a like fine for the second offense, and shall thenceforth be rendered incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the United States.
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