Whoever wrongfully withholds from any claimant or beneficiary any part of a benefit or claim allowed and due to the claimant or beneficiary, shall be fined as provided in title 18, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
38 U.S. Code § 5905 - Penalty for certain acts
2006—Pub. L. 109–461 struck out “(1) directly or indirectly solicits, contracts for, charges, or receives, or attempts to solicit, contract for, charge, or receive, any fee or compensation except as provided in sections 5904 or 1984 of this title, or (2)” after “Whoever”.
Pub. L. 102–83 substituted “1984” for “784”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–687 substituted “shall be fined as provided in title 18, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both” for “shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned at hard labor for not more than two years, or both”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–576 substituted “to the claimant or beneficiary” for “him”.