Whoever steals, unlawfully abstracts, unlawfully and willingly converts to his
own use or to the use of another, or embezzles any of the moneys, funds, securities,
credits, property, or assets of any registered investment company shall be deemed
guilty of a crime, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to the penalties
provided in section 49 [15 USCS § 80a-48]. A judgment of conviction or acquittal
on the merits under the laws of any State shall be a bar to any prosecution under
this section for the same act or acts.
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