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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 541                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 27 - CUSTOMS

HEAD

    Sec. 541. Entry of goods falsely classified

STATUTE

      Whoever knowingly effects any entry of goods, wares, or
    merchandise, at less than the true weight or measure thereof, or
    upon a false classification as to quality or value, or by the
    payment of less than the amount of duty legally due, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 715; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 126 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 69, 35 Stat. 1101).
      Reference to persons aiding, contained in words "or aid in
    effecting," was omitted as unnecessary as such persons are made
    principals by section 2 of this title.
      Changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
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