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[121 STAT. 2536]
[121 STAT. 2536]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2536

PUBLIC LAW 110–177—JAN. 7, 2008

‘‘§ 1521. Retaliating against a Federal judge or Federal law enforcement officer by false claim or slander of title ‘‘Whoever files, attempts to file, or conspires to file, in any public record or in any private record which is generally available to the public, any false lien or encumbrance against the real or personal property of an individual described in section 1114, on account of the performance of official duties by that individual, knowing or having reason to know that such lien or encumbrance is false or contains any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.’’. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The chapter analysis for chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ‘‘1521. Retaliating against a Federal judge or Federal law enforcement officer by false claim or slander of title.’’. SEC. 202. PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING CERTAIN OFFICIAL DUTIES.

(a) OFFENSE.—Chapter 7 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

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‘‘§ 119. Protection of individuals performing certain official duties ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Whoever knowingly makes restricted personal information about a covered person, or a member of the immediate family of that covered person, publicly available— ‘‘(1) with the intent to threaten, intimidate, or incite the commission of a crime of violence against that covered person, or a member of the immediate family of that covered person; or ‘‘(2) with the intent and knowledge that the restricted personal information will be used to threaten, intimidate, or facilitate the commission of a crime of violence against that covered person, or a member of the immediate family of that covered person, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. ‘‘(b) DEFINITIONS.—In this section— ‘‘(1) the term ‘restricted personal information’ means, with respect to an individual, the Social Security number, the home address, home phone number, mobile phone number, personal email, or home fax number of, and identifiable to, that individual; ‘‘(2) the term ‘covered person’ means— ‘‘(A) an individual designated in section 1114; ‘‘(B) a grand or petit juror, witness, or other officer in or of, any court of the United States, or an officer who may be, or was, serving at any examination or other proceeding before any United States magistrate judge or other committing magistrate; ‘‘(C) an informant or witness in a Federal criminal investigation or prosecution; or ‘‘(D) a State or local officer or employee whose restricted personal information is made publicly available

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