Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 428 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 253, 35 Stat. 1139).

Words “subject to the jurisdiction of” which appeared twice in this section were omitted and “within” substituted, in view of section 5 of this title defining “United States”.

Editorial Notes

1996—Puspan. L. 104–208 substituted “10 years” for “five years”.

1994—Puspan. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 104–208 applicable with respect to offenses occurring on or after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 218(d) of Puspan. L. 104–208, set out as a note under section 1581 of this title.