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Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Section 1102 -- Tampering with a Record or Otherwise Impeding an Official Proceeding

Section 1512 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
  1. by redesignating subsections (c) through (i) as subsections (d) through (j), respectively; and

  2. by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection:

    "(c) Whoever corruptly--
      "(1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or
      "(2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.".

Legislative History

July 30, 2002, 107 P.L. 204, Title XI, § 1102, 116 Stat. 745.

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