50 U.S.C. § 1809 : US Code - Section 1809: Criminal sanctions

Search 50 U.S.C. § 1809 : US Code - Section 1809: Criminal sanctions

    (a) Prohibited activities
      A person is guilty of an offense if he intentionally - 
        (1) engages in electronic surveillance under color of law
      except as authorized by this chapter, chapter 119, 121, or 206 of
      title 18, or any express statutory authorization that is an
      additional exclusive means for conducting electronic surveillance
      under section 1812 of this title;
        (2) discloses or uses information obtained under color of law
      by electronic surveillance, knowing or having reason to know that
      the information was obtained through electronic surveillance not
      authorized by this chapter, chapter 119, 121, or 206 of title 18,
      or any express statutory authorization that is an additional
      exclusive means for conducting electronic surveillance under
      section 1812 of this title.
    (b) Defense
      It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection (a) of this
    section that the defendant was a law enforcement or investigative
    officer engaged in the course of his official duties and the
    electronic surveillance was authorized by and conducted pursuant to
    a search warrant or court order of a court of competent
    jurisdiction.
    (c) Penalties
      An offense described in this section is punishable by a fine of
    not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years,
    or both.
    (d) Federal jurisdiction
      There is Federal jurisdiction over an offense under this section
    if the person committing the offense was an officer or employee of
    the United States at the time the offense was committed.