Intelligence Law Glossary - Misleading Conduct


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Misleading Conduct

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 1515(a)(3) (2010) (Title 18—Chapter 73: Obstruction of Justice)

(a) As used in sections 1512 and 1513 of this title [18 U.S.C. §§ 1512 and 1513] and in this section—
   (3) the term "misleading conduct" means—
      (A) knowingly making a false statement;
      (B) intentionally omitting information from a statement and thereby causing a portion of such statement to be misleading, or intentionally concealing a material fact, and thereby creating a false impression by such statement;
      (C) with intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a writing or recording that is false, forged, altered, or otherwise lacking in authenticity;
      (D) with intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a sample, specimen, map, photograph, boundary mark, or other object that is misleading in a material respect; or
      (E) knowingly using a trick, scheme, or device with intent to mislead;