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[82 STAT. 767]
[82 STAT. 767]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-487-AUG. 15, 1968

"(3) knowingly cause or attempt (whether successfully or not) to cause the issuance of a false or incorrect official certificate or other official form by any means, including but not limited to deceptive loading, handling, or sampling of grain, or submitting grain for official inspection knowing that it has been deceptively loaded, handled, or sampled, without disclosing such knowledge to the official inspection personnel before official sampling; "(4) alter any official sample of grain in any manner or, knowing that an official sample has been altered, thereafter represent it as an official sample; "(5) knowingly use any official grade designation or official inspection mark on any container of grain by means of a tag, label, or otherwise, unless the grain in such container was officially inspected on the basis of an official sample taken while the grain was being loaded into or was in such container and the grain was found to qualify for such designation or mark; "(6) knowingly make any false representation that any grain has been officially inspected, or officially inspected and found to be of a particular kind, class, quality, condition, or quantity, or that particular facts have been established with respect to grain by official inspection under this Act; "(7) improperly influence, or attempt to improperly influence, any official inspection personnel or any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture with respect to the performance of his duties under this Act; " (8) forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with any official inspection personnel or any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture in, or on account of, the performance of his duties under this Act; "(9) falsely represent that he is licensed or authorized to perform an official inspection function under this Act; "(10) use any false or misleading means in connection with the making or filing of an application for official inspection; or "(11) violate any provision of section 5, 6, 8, 11, or 12 of this Act. "(b) No person licensed or authorized to perform any function under this Act shall— "(1) commit any offense prohibited by subsection (a); "(2) knowingly perform improperly any official sampling or other official inspection function under this Act; "(3) knowingly execute or issue any false or incorrect official certificate or other official form; or " (4) accept money or other consideration, directly or indirectly, for any neglect or improper performance of duty. "(c) An offense shall be deemed to have been committed knowingly under this Act if it resulted from gross negligence or was committed with knowledge of the pertinent facts. a PENALTIES

"SEC. 14. (a) Any person who commits any offense prohibited by section 13 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment for not more than six months, a fine of not more than $3,000 or both such imprisonment and fine; but if such offense is committed after one conviction of such person under this section has become final, such person shall be subject to imprison-

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