49 U.S. Code § 14912. Weight-bumping in household goods transportation

(a) Weight-Bumping Defined.—
For the purposes of this section, “weight-bumping” means the knowing and willful making or securing of a fraudulent weight on a shipment of household goods which is subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I or III of chapter 135.
(b) Penalty.—
Whoever has been found to have committed weight-bumping shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 11917 of this title prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a).

Effective Date

Section effective Jan. 1, 1996, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 104–88, see section 2 of Pub. L. 104–88, set out as a note under section 1301 of this title.