Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 822||Indians. Theft of tribal property. 62 Stat. 757.|
|Sec. 2||67 Stat. 588.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That chapter 53 of title 18, United States Code, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the chapter analysis preceding section 1151 of such title the following new item:
"1163. Embezzlement and theft from Indian tribal organizations."
Title 18, United States Code, is hereby amended by inserting in chapter 53 thereof immediately after section 1162 a new section, to be designated as section 1163, as follows:
"§ 1163. Embezzlement and theft from Indian tribal organizations.
"Whoever embezzles, steals, knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, willfully misapplies, or willfully permits to be misapplied, any of the moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets, or other property belonging to any Indian tribal organization or intrusted to the custody or care of any officer, employee, or agent of an Indian tribal organization; or
"Whoever, knowing any such moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets, or other property to have been so embezzled, stolen, converted,
misapplied or permitted to be misapplied, receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or the use of another—
"Shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both; but if the value of such property does not exceed the sum of $100, he shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
"As used in this section, the term 'Indian tribal organization' means any tribe, band, or community of Indians which is subject to the laws of the United States relating to Indian affairs or any corporation, association, or group which is organized under any of such laws."
Approved, August 1, 1956.