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(a) Whoever receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of any motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft, which has crossed a State or United States boundary after being stolen, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term "State" includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 806; Pub. L. 98â€“547, title II, Â§203, Oct. 25, 1984, 98 Stat. 2770; Pub. L. 101â€“647, title XII, Â§1205(l), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4831; Pub. L. 102â€“519, title I, Â§103, Oct. 25, 1992, 106 Stat. 3385; Pub. L. 109â€“177, title III, Â§307(b)(2)(B), Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 240.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Â§408 (Oct. 29, 1919, ch. 89, Â§4, 41 Stat. 325; Sept. 24, 1945, ch. 383, Â§Â§2, 3, 59 Stat. 536).
Section constitutes the fourth sentence of said section 408 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.
Definitions of â€œaircraft,â€ â€œmotor vehicle,â€ and â€œinterstate or foreign commerce,â€ which constituted the second sentence of said section 408, are incorporated in sections 10 and 2311 of this title.
The third sentence of said section 408, relating to transporting stolen aircraft or motor vehicles, is incorporated in section 2312 of this title.
The first sentence of said section 408, providing the short title, and the fifth sentence thereof, relating to venue, were omitted. (See reviser's note under section 2312 of this title.)
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
2006â€”Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109â€“177 substituted â€œmotor vehicle, vessel, or aircraftâ€ for â€œmotor vehicle or aircraftâ€.
1992â€”Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102â€“519 substituted â€œfined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 yearsâ€ for â€œfined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five yearsâ€.
1990â€”Pub. L. 101â€“647 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1984â€”Pub. L. 98â€“547 inserted â€œpossesses,â€ after â€œreceives,â€ and substituted â€œwhich has crossed a State or United States boundary after being stolen,â€ for â€œmoving as, or which is a part of, or which constitutes interstate or foreign commerce,â€.