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PUBLIC LAW 105-393 —NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3615 "(1) embezzles, abstracts, purloins, or willfully misapplies any funds, securities, or other thing of value, that is pledged or otherwise entrusted to the person; "(2) with intent to defraud the Secretary or any other person or entity, or to deceive any officer, auditor, or examiner— "(A) makes any false entry in any book, report, or statement of or to the Secretary; or "(B) without being duly authorized, draws any order or issue, puts forth, or assigns any note, debenture, bond, or other obligation, or draft, bill of exchange, mortgage, judgment, or decree thereof; "(3) with intent to defraud, participates or shares in or receives directly or indirectly any money, profit, property, or benefit through any transaction, loan, grant, commission, contract, or any other act of the Secretary; or "(4) gives any unauthorized information concerning any future action or plan of the Secretary that might affect the value of securities, or having such knowledge invests or speculates, directly or indirectly, in the securities or property of any company or corporation receiving loans, grants, or other assistance from the Secretary; shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. "SEC. 606. EMPLOYMENT OF EXPEDITERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE 42 USC 3216. EMPLOYEES. "Assistance shall not be provided by the Secretary under this Act to any business unless the owners, partners, or officers of the business— "(1) certify to the Secretary the names of any attorneys. Certification, agents, and other persons engaged by or on behalf of the business for the purpose of expediting applications made to the Secretary for assistance of any kind, under this Act, and the fees paid or to be paid to the person for expediting the applications; and "(2) execute an agreement binding the business, for the 2-year period beginning on the date on which the assistance is provided by the Secretary to the business, to refrain from employing, offering any office or employment to, or retaining for professional services, any person who, on the date on which the assistance or any part of the assistance was provided, or within the 1-year period ending on that date— "(A) served as an officer, attorney, agent, or employee of the Department; and "(B) occupied a position or engaged in activities that the Secretary determines involved discretion with respect to the granting of assistance under this Act. "SEC. 607. MAINTENANCE AND PUBLIC INSPECTION OF LIST OF APPROVED APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall— "(1) maintain as a permanent part of the records of the Department a list of applications approved for financial assistance under this Act; and "(2) make the list available for public inspection during the regular business hours of the Department. Records. 42 USC 3217.