28 U.S. Code § 2466 - Fugitive disentitlement
(a) A judicial officer may disallow a person from using the resources of the courts of the United States in furtherance of a claim in any related civil forfeiture action or a claim in third party proceedings in any related criminal forfeiture action upon a finding that such person—
(1) after notice or knowledge of the fact that a warrant or process has been issued for his apprehension, in order to avoid criminal prosecution—
purposely leaves the jurisdiction of the United States;
declines to enter or reenter the United States to submit to its jurisdiction; or
otherwise evades the jurisdiction of the court in which a criminal case is pending against the person; and
Subsection (a) may be applied to a claim filed by a corporation if any majority shareholder, or individual filing the claim on behalf of the corporation is a person to whom subsection (a) applies.
Effective Date of 2006 Amendment
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