2012 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade
Chapter 2A - SECURITIES AND TRUST INDENTURES (§§ 77a - 77bbbb)
Subchapter I - DOMESTIC SECURITIES (§§ 77a - 77aa)
Section 77x - Penalties

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 77x - Penalties
Containssection 77x
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 15, 2013
Positive LawNo
Source CreditMay 27, 1933, ch. 38, title I, §24, 48 Stat. 87; Pub. L. 94-29, §27(a), June 4, 1975, 89 Stat. 163.
Statutes at Large References48 Stat. 87
64 Stat. 1265
89 Stat. 163
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 94-29

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DOMESTIC SECURITIES - 15 U.S.C. § 77x (2012)
§77x. Penalties

Any person who willfully violates any of the provisions of this subchapter, or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission under authority thereof, or any person who willfully, in a registration statement filed under this subchapter, makes any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, shall upon conviction be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(May 27, 1933, ch. 38, title I, §24, 48 Stat. 87; Pub. L. 94–29, §27(a), June 4, 1975, 89 Stat. 163.)


1975—Pub. L. 94–29 substituted “$10,000” for “$5,000”.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–29 effective June 4, 1975, see section 31(a) of Pub. L. 94–29, set out as a note under section 78b of this title.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of Securities and Exchange Commission, with certain exceptions, to Chairman of such Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 10 of 1950, §§1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3175, 64 Stat. 1265, set out under section 78d of this title.

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