TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE
Sec. 1700. Desertion of mails
Whoever, having taken charge of any mail, voluntarily quits or
deserts the same before he has delivered it into the post office at
the termination of the route, or to some known mail carrier,
messenger, agent, or other employee in the Postal Service
authorized to receive the same, shall be fined under this title or
imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 322 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 199, 35 Stat. 1126).
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $500".
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