Statutory Law - US Code - 18 USC 1519. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy


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18 USC § 1519. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
(Added Pub. L. 107–204, title VIII, §802(a), July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 800.)