Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/585

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-489(c) I n a prosecution pursuant to paragraph (1) of section 2221 of this title, if the defendant is convicted h^ a jury, the jury shall recommend by their verdict whether the punishment shall be by imprisonment in jail or in the penitentiary; or, if he pleads guilty of the offense, or is tried by the court without a jury and found guilty thereof, the punishment shall be, in the discretion of the court, by imprisonment either in jail for not more than one year or in the penitentiary for any term of years or for life.

CHAPTER 109—RECORDS, DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS Sec.

2251. Theft, destruction, falsification, mutilation or removal of record by officer having custody. 2252. Theft, destruction, falsification, mutilation or removal of record by private person. 2253. Defacing or destroying posted copies of laws or notifications.

§ 2251. Theft, destruction, falsification, mutilation or removal of record by officer having custody Whoever, being an officer having the custody of a record, map, or book, or of a paper or proceeding of a court filed or deposited in a public office or placed in his hands for any purpose: (1) steals, willfully and unlawfully destroys, mutilates, defaces, alters, falsifies, removes, or secretes the whole or any part of record, map, book, paper, or proceeding; or (2) permits another person to commit any of the acts specified by paragraph (1) of this section— shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 10 years, or both. § 2252. Theft, destruction, falsification, mutilation or removal of record by private person Whoever, not being an officer referred to in section 2251 of this title, commits any of the acts described in that section, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or in the {penitentiary for not more than five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. § 2253. Defacing or destroying posted copies of laws or notifications Whoever intentionally defaces, obliterates, tears down or destroys a copy, transcript, or extract from or of a law of the United States or of the Canal Zone, or a proclamation, advertisement or notification set up at any place in the Canal Zone, by authority of a law of the United States or of the Canal ZonCj or by order of a court, before the expiration of the time for which it was to remain set up, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both. CHAPTER 111—RIOTS, ROUTS AND UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES See. 2281. 2282. 2283. 2284. 2285.

Definitions. Punishment for participation in riot, rout or unlawful assembly. Remaining at place of riot, rout or unlawful assembly. Officials neglecting to disperse unlawful or riotous assembly. Refusal to disperse upon lawful command.