Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, buys, receives, or conceals any money, goods, bank notes, or other thing which may be the subject of larceny, which has been feloniously taken, stolen, or embezzled, from any other person, knowing the same to have been so taken, stolen, or embezzled, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; but if the amount or value of thing so taken, stolen or embezzled does not exceed $1,000, he shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 662 - Receiving stolen property within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction
Same language was inserted as in section 661 of this title for the same reason.
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
This accords with the recommendation of United States Attorney P. F. Herrick of Puerto Rico.
Language as to order of trial was omitted and incorporated in section 3435 of this title.