Intelligence Law Glossary - Official Proceeding


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Official Proceeding

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 1515(a)(1) (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—
   (1) the term "official proceeding" means—
      (A) a proceeding before a judge or court of the United States, a United States magistrate [United States magistrate judge], a bankruptcy judge, a judge of the United States Tax Court, a special trial judge of the Tax Court, a judge of the United States Claims Court [United States Court of Federal Claims], or a Federal grand jury;
      (B) a proceeding before the Congress;
      (C) a proceeding before a Federal Government agency which is authorized by law; or
      (D) a proceeding involving the business of insurance whose activities affect interstate commerce before any insurance regulatory official or agency or any agent or examiner appointed by such official or agency to examine the affairs of any person engaged in the business of insurance whose activities affect interstate commerce;