TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 49 - FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE
Sec. 1074. Flight to avoid prosecution for damaging or destroying
any building or other real or personal property
(a) Whoever moves or travels in interstate or foreign commerce
with intent either (1) to avoid prosecution, or custody, or
confinement after conviction, under the laws of the place from
which he flees, for willfully attempting to or damaging or
destroying by fire or explosive any building, structure, facility,
vehicle, dwelling house, synagogue, church, religious center or
educational institution, public or private, or (2) to avoid giving
testimony in any criminal proceeding relating to any such offense
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
years, or both.
(b) Violations of this section may be prosecuted in the Federal
judicial district in which the original crime was alleged to have
been committed or in which the person was held in custody or
confinement: Provided, however, That this section shall not be
construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to
prevent any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the
United States of any jurisdiction over any offense over which they
would have jurisdiction in the absence of such section.
(Added Pub. L. 86-449, title II, Sec. 201, May 6, 1960, 74 Stat.
86; amended Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept.
13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this
title" for "fined not more than $5,000".
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