Whoever, being an officer or other person authorized by any law of the United States to record a conveyance of real property or any other instrument which by such law may be recorded, knowingly certifies falsely that such conveyance or instrument has or has not been recorded, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 1021 - Title records
Historical and Revision Notes
Words “five years” were substituted for “seven years” as more in conformity with comparable sections of this chapter.
Minor change was made in phraseology.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.