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U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1386, Keys and Keyways

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[CITE: 18USC1386]

TITLE 18--CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

PART I--CRIMES

CHAPTER 67--MILITARY AND NAVY

Sec. 1386. Keys and keyways used in security applications by the
Department of Defense

(a)(1) Whoever steals, purloins, embezzles, or obtains by false
pretense any lock or key to any lock, knowing that such lock or key has
been adopted by any part of the Department of Defense, including all
Department of Defense agencies, military departments, and agencies
thereof, for use in protecting conventional arms, ammunition or
explosives, special weapons, and classified information or classified
equipment shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
(2) Whoever--
(A) knowingly and unlawfully makes, forges, or counterfeits any
key, knowing that such key has been adopted by any part of the
Department of Defense, including all Department of Defense agencies,
military departments, and agencies thereof, for use in protecting
conventional arms, ammunition or explosives, special weapons, and
classified information or classified equipment; or
(B) knowing that any lock or key has been adopted by any part of
the Department of Defense, including all Department of Defense
agencies, military departments, and agencies thereof, for use in
protecting conventional arms, ammunition or explosives, special
weapons, and classified information or classified equipment,
possesses any such lock or key with the intent to unlawfully or
improperly use, sell, or otherwise dispose of such lock or key or
cause the same to be unlawfully or improperly used, sold, or
otherwise disposed of,
shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
(3) Whoever, being engaged as a contractor or otherwise in the
manufacture of any lock or key knowing that such lock or key has been
adopted by any part of the Department of Defense, including all
Department of Defense agencies, military departments, and agencies
thereof, for use in protecting conventional arms, ammunition or
explosives, special weapons, and classified information or classified
equipment, delivers any such finished or unfinished lock or any such key
to any person not duly authorized by the Secretary of Defense or his
designated representative to receive the same, unless the person
receiving it is the contractor for furnishing the same or engaged in the
manufacture thereof in the manner authorized by the contract, or the
agent of such manufacturer, shall be punished as provided in subsection
(b).
(b) Whoever commits an offense under subsection (a) shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
(c) As used in this section, the term ``key'' means any key,
keyblank, or keyway adopted by any part of the Department of Defense,
including all Department of Defense agencies, military departments, and
agencies thereof, for use in protecting conventional arms, ammunition or
explosives, special weapons, and classified information or classified
equipment.
(Added Pub. L. 102-190, div. A, title X, Sec. 1090(a), Dec. 5, 1991, 105
Stat. 1485.)

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