Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : Title 18 : Section 229A


   
U.S. Code as of: 01/19/04
Section 229A. Penalties

      (a) Criminal Penalties. - 
        (1) In general. - Any person who violates section 229 of this
      title shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term
      of years, or both.
        (2) Death penalty. - Any person who violates section 229 of
      this title and by whose action the death of another person is the
      result shall be punished by death or imprisoned for life.

      (b) Civil Penalties. - 
        (1) In general. - The Attorney General may bring a civil action
      in the appropriate United States district court against any
      person who violates section 229 of this title and, upon proof of
      such violation by a preponderance of the evidence, such person
      shall be subject to pay a civil penalty in an amount not to
      exceed $100,000 for each such violation.
        (2) Relation to other proceedings. - The imposition of a civil
      penalty under this subsection does not preclude any other
      criminal or civil statutory, common law, or administrative
      remedy, which is available by law to the United States or any
      other person.

      (c) Reimbursement of Costs. - The court shall order any person
    convicted of an offense under subsection (a) to reimburse the
    United States for any expenses incurred by the United States
    incident to the seizure, storage, handling, transportation, and
    destruction or other disposition of any property that was seized in
    connection with an investigation of the commission of the offense
    by that person. A person ordered to reimburse the United States for
    expenses under this subsection shall be jointly and severally
    liable for such expenses with each other person, if any, who is
    ordered under this subsection to reimburse the United States for
    the same expenses.



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