TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 53 - INDIANS
Sec. 1163. Embezzlement and theft from Indian tribal organizations
Whoever embezzles, steals, knowingly converts to his use or the
use of another, willfully misapplies, or willfully permits to be
misapplied, any of the moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets, or
other property belonging to any Indian tribal organization or
intrusted to the custody or care of any officer, employee, or agent
of an Indian tribal organization; or
Whoever, knowing any such moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets,
or other property to have been so embezzled, stolen, converted,
misapplied or permitted to be misapplied, receives, conceals, or
retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or the use of
Shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than five
years, or both; but if the value of such property does not exceed
the sum of $1,000, he shall be fined under this title, or
imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
As used in this section, the term "Indian tribal organization"
means any tribe, band, or community of Indians which is subject to
the laws of the United States relating to Indian affairs or any
corporation, association, or group which is organized under any of
(Added Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 822, Sec. 2, 70 Stat. 792; amended Pub. L.
103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), (K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108
Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 104-294, title VI, Sec. 606(a), Oct. 11, 1996,
110 Stat. 3511.)
1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "$1,000" for "$100" in third
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, in third par., substituted "fined under
this title" for "fined not more than $5,000" after "Shall be" and
for "fined not more than $1,000" after "he shall be".
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