18 USC Sec. 662 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 31 - EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT
Sec. 662. Receiving stolen property within special maritime and
Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction
of the United States, buys, receives, or conceals any money, goods,
bank notes, or other thing which may be the subject of larceny,
which has been feloniously taken, stolen, or embezzled, from any
other person, knowing the same to have been so taken, stolen, or
embezzled, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
than three years, or both; but if the amount or value of thing so
taken, stolen or embezzled does not exceed $1,000, he shall be
fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 731; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
104-294, title VI, Sec. 606(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3511.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 467 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 288, 35 Stat. 1145).
Same language was inserted as in section 661 of this title for
the same reason.
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
The smaller punishment for an offense involving $100 or less was
added. (See reviser's notes under sections 641 and 645 of this
This accords with the recommendation of United States Attorney P.
F. Herrick of Puerto Rico.
Language as to order of trial was omitted and incorporated in
section 3435 of this title.
1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "$1,000" for "$100".
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000" in two places.