18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally
Words “except as otherwise expressly provided by law” were inserted to avoid conflict with perjury provisions in other titles where the punishment and application vary.
More than 25 additional provisions are in the code. For construction and application of several such sections, see
Mandatory punishment provisions were rephrased in the alternative.
Minor verbal changes were made.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $2,000” in concluding provisions.
1976—Pub. L. 94–550 divided existing provisions into a single introductory word “Whoever”, par. (1), and closing provisions following par. (2), and added par. (2).
1964—Pub. L. 88–619 inserted at end “This section is applicable whether the statement or subscription is made within or without the United States.”
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