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Title 22 Part 13

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Title 22 Part 13

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Title 22: Foreign Relations


PART 13—PERSONNEL


Contents
§13.1   Improper exaction of fees.
§13.2   Embezzlement.
§13.3   [Reserved]
§13.4   False certificate as to ownership of property.

Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a; 22 U.S.C. 4198-4199, 4209, and 4217-4218.

Source: 22 FR 10789, Dec. 27, 1957, unless otherwise noted.

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§13.1   Improper exaction of fees.

Any consular officer who collects, or knowingly allows to be collected, for any services any other or greater fees than are allowed by law for such services, shall, besides his or her liability to refund the same, be liable to pay to the person by whom or in whose behalf the same are paid, treble the amount of the unlawful charge so collected, as a penalty. The refund and penalty may be recovered with costs, in any proper form of action, by such person for his or her own use. The amount of such overcharge and penalty may at the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury be ordered withheld from the compensation of such officer for payment to the person entitled to the same (22 U.S.C. 4209).

Note: The foregoing relates to improper collection and personal withholding of funds by consular officers. For procedure where a collection, having been erroneously made, has been returned by the officer to the Treasury in good faith, making a subsequent accounting adjustment necessary, see §22.6, Refund of fees of this chapter.

[22 FR 10789, Dec. 27, 1957, as amended at 49 FR 16989, Apr. 23, 1984; 79 FR 43247, July 25, 2014]

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§13.2   Embezzlement.

Every consular officer who shall receive money, property, or effects belonging to a citizen of the United States and shall not within a reasonable time after demand made upon him or her by the Secretary of State or by such citizen, his or her executor, administrator, or legal representative, account for and pay over all moneys, property, and effects, less his or her lawful fees, due to such citizen, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, and shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years, and by a fine of not more than $2,000 (22 U.S.C. 4217). Penalties of imprisonment and fine are also prescribed for embezzlement in connection with the acceptance, without execution of a prescribed form of bond, of appointment from any foreign state as administrator, guardian, or to any other office of trust for the settlement or conservation of estates of deceased persons or of their heirs or of persons under legal disabilities (22 U.S.C. 4198 and 4199). Acceptance of such appointments is not ordinarily permitted under existing regulations. See §92.81 of this chapter.

[22 FR 10789, Dec. 27, 1957, as amended at 49 FR 16989, Apr. 23, 1984; 79 FR 43247, July 25, 2014]

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§13.3   [Reserved]

§13.4   False certificate as to ownership of property.

If any consul of vice consul falsely and knowingly certifies that property belonging to foreigners is property belonging to citizens of the United States, he or she shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than three years, and by a fine of not more than $10,000 (22 U.S.C. 4218).

[22 FR 10789, Dec. 27, 1957, as amended by Dept. Reg. 108.838, 49 FR 16989, Apr. 23, 1984; 79 FR 43247, July 25, 2014]

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