18 USC Sec. 541 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 27 - CUSTOMS
Sec. 541. Entry of goods falsely classified
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.
(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.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $5,000".