37 CFR 102.32: Penalties

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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102.32    Penalties.

  • (a) The Act provides, in pertinent part:

    Any person who knowingly and willfully requests or obtains any record concerning an individual from an agency under false pretenses shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000. (5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3)).

  • (b) A person who falsely or fraudulently attempts to obtain records under the Act also may be subject to prosecution under such other criminal statutes as 18 U.S.C. 494, 495 and 1001.
[Added, 65 FR 52916, Aug. 31, 2000, effective Oct. 2, 2000]