(a) Violation with willful and knowing intent
Any electronic, electromagnetic, radio frequency, or similar
device, or component thereof, used, sent, carried, manufactured,
assembled, possessed, offered for sale, sold, or advertised with
willful and knowing intent to violate section 301 or 302a of this
title, or rules prescribed by the Commission under such sections,
may be seized and forfeited to the United States.
Any property subject to forfeiture to the United States under
this section may be seized by the Attorney General of the United
States upon process issued pursuant to the supplemental rules for
certain admiralty and maritime claims by any district court of the
United States having jurisdiction over the property, except that
seizure without such process may be made if the seizure is incident
to a lawful arrest or search.
(c) Laws applicable to seizure and forfeiture
All provisions of law relating to -
(1) the seizure, summary and judicial forfeiture, and
condemnation of property for violation of the customs laws;
(2) the disposition of such property or the proceeds from the
(3) the remission or mitigation of such forfeitures; and
(4) the compromise of claims with respect to such forfeitures;
shall apply to seizures and forfeitures incurred, or alleged to
have been incurred, under the provisions of this section, insofar
as applicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of this
section, except that such seizures and forfeitures shall be limited
to the communications device, devices, or components thereof.
(d) Disposition of forfeited property
Whenever property is forfeited under this section, the Attorney
General of the United States may forward it to the Commission or
sell any forfeited property which is not harmful to the public. The
proceeds from any such sale shall be deposited in the general fund
of the Treasury of the United States.