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10 U.S. Code § 908a - Art. 108a. Captured or abandoned property

All persons subject to this chapter shall secure all public property taken from the enemy for the service of the United States, and shall give notice and turn over to the proper authority without delay all captured or abandoned property in their possession, custody, or control.
(b) Any person subject to this chapter who—
fails to carry out the duties prescribed in subsection (a);
buys, sells, trades, or in any way deals in or disposes of captured or abandoned property, whereby he receives or expects any profit, benefit, or advantage to himself or another directly or indirectly connected with himself; or
engages in looting or pillaging;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 70, § 903; renumbered § 908a, Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, § 5401(4), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2938.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 103), 64 Stat. 138.

In subsection (b)(1), the words “of this section” are omitted as surplusage.

Editorial Notes

2016—Pub. L. 114–328 renumbered section 903 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.