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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

98 STAT. 2153

in a district court of the United States to enjoin such violation. The court shall proceed as soon as practicable to the hearing and determination of such an action, and may, at any time before final determination, enter such a restraining order or prohibition, or take such other action, as is warranted to prevent a continuing and substantial injury to the United States or to any person or class of persons for whose protection the action is brought. A proceeding under this section is governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, except that, if an indictment has been returned against the respondent, discovery is governed by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.". (b) The analysis at the beginning of chapter 63 of title 18 is amended by adding after the item relating to section 1343 the following:

28 USC app. 18 USC app.


SEC. 1206. The first paragraph of section 3731 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by adding, after "indictment or information" the words, "or granting a new trial after verdict or judgment,". PART F—WITNESS PROTECTION SUBPART A

SEC. 1207. This subpart may be cited as the "Witness Security Reform Act of 1984".

Witness Security Reform Act of

1984. 18 USC 3521 note.


SEC. 1208. Part II of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 223 the following new chapter:

"CHAPTER 224—PROTECTION OF WITNESSES "Sec. "3521. "3522. "3523. "3524. "3525. "3526. "3527. "3528.

Witness relocation and protection. Probationers and parolees. Civil judgments. Child custody arrangements. Victims Compensation Fund. Cooperation of other Federal agencies and State governments. Additional authority of Attorney General. Definition.

"§ 3521. Witness relocation and protection 18 USC 3521. "(a)(1) The Attorney General may provide for the relocation and other protection of a witness or a potential witness for the Federal Government or for a State government in an official proceeding concerning an organized criminal activity or other serious offense, if the Attorney General determines that an offense involving a crime of violence directed at the witness with respect to that proceeding, an offense set forth in chapter 73 of this title directed at the witness, 18 USC 1501 et or a State offense that is similar in nature to either such offense, is s^9likely to be committed. The Attorney General may also provide for the relocation and other protection of the immediate family of, or a person otherwise closely associated with, such witness or potential

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