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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

98 STAT. 2135

(b) Such section is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(b) RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETECTING AND INVESTIGATING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS OF EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT AND RELATED FEDERAL LAWS.—The Secretary shall have the

responsibility and authority to detect and investigate and refer, where appropriate, civil and criminal violations related to the provisions of this title and other related Federal laws, including the detection, investigation, and appropriate referrals of related violations of title 18 of the United States Code. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to preclude other appropriate Federal agencies from detecting and investigating civil and criminal violations of this title and other related Federal laws.". (c) The title of such section is amended to read as follows: "COORDINATION AND RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENCIES ENFORCING EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT AND RELATED FEDERAL LAWS".

CHAPTER IX—CURRENCY AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS REPORTING ACT AMENDMENTS SEC. 901. (a) Section 5321(a)(1) of title 31, United States Code, is Crimes and amended by striking out "a civil penalty of not more than $1,000" misdemeanors. and inserting in lieu thereof "a civil penalty of not more than Penalties. $10,000". (b) Subsection (a) of section 5322 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out "$1,000, or imprisonment not more than one year, or both" and inserting in lieu thereof "$250,000, or imprisonment not more than five years, or both". (c) Subsection (a) of section 5316 of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting ", or attempts to transport or have transported," after "transports or has transported" in paragraph (1); and (2) by striking out "more than $5,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "more than $10,000" in paragraph (1). (d) Section 5317 of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and (2) by inserting the following new subsection after subsection (a): "(b) A customs officer may stop and search, without a search warrant, a vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or other conveyance, envelope or other container, or person entering or departing from the United States with respect to which or whom the officer has reasonable cause to believe there is a monetary instrument being transported in violation of section 5316 of this title.". 31 USC 5316. (e) Chapter 53 of title 31 of the United States Code is amended by adding a new section 5323 at the end thereof as follows: "§5323. Rewards for informants "(a) The Secretary may pay a reward to an individual who provides original information which leads to a recovery of a criminal fine, civil penalty, or forfeiture, which exceeds $50,000, for a violation of this chapter. "(b) The Secretary shall determine the amount of a reward under this section. The Secretary may not award more than 25 per centum

31 USC 5323.