Whoever, being an officer or employee of the United States charged with the responsibility for making the reports of the immediate superior specified by section 8120 of title 5, willfully fails, neglects, or refuses to make any of the reports, or knowingly files a false report, or induces, compels, or directs an injured employee to forego filing of any claim for compensation or other benefits provided under subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5 or any extension or application thereof, or willfully retains any notice, report, claim, or paper which is required to be filed under that subchapter or any extension or application thereof, or regulations prescribed thereunder, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(Added Pub. L. 89–554, §3(d), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 610; amended Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
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|5 U.S.C. 774(b).||Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86–767, §206, 74 Stat. 908.|
The words “the reports of the immediate superior specified in section 8120 of title 5” are substituted for “the reports specified in subsection (a) of this section” to reflect the codification of that subsection in title 5, United States Code.
The words “subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5” and “that subchapter” are substituted for “sections 751–756, 757–781, 783–791, and 793 of this title” and “said sections”, respectively, to reflect the codification of the sections in title 5, United States Code.
The words “shall be guilty of a misdemeanor” are omitted as unnecessary in view of the definitive section 1 of this title. (See reviser's note under 18 U.S.C. 212, 1964 ed.)
The words “and upon conviction thereof” are omitted as unnecessary because punishment can be imposed only after conviction.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $500”.