TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 45 - FOREIGN RELATIONS
Sec. 952. Diplomatic codes and correspondence
Whoever, by virtue of his employment by the United States,
obtains from another or has or has had custody of or access to, any
official diplomatic code or any matter prepared in any such code,
or which purports to have been prepared in any such code, and
without authorization or competent authority, willfully publishes
or furnishes to another any such code or matter, or any matter
which was obtained while in the process of transmission between any
foreign government and its diplomatic mission in the United States,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten
years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 743; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on section 135 of title 22, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Foreign
Relations and Intercourse (June 10, 1933, ch. 57, 48 Stat. 122).
Minor changes of phraseology were made.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $10,000".
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