31 U.S. Code § 5323 - Rewards for informants
Rewards for informants
The Secretary may pay a reward to an individual who provides original information which leads to a recovery of a criminal fine, civil penalty, or forfeiture, which exceeds $50,000, for a violation of this chapter.
An officer or employee of the United States, a State, or a local government who provides information described in subsection (a) in the performance of official duties is not eligible for a reward under this section.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
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