2021 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade
Chapter 87 - Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention
Sec. 6107 - Enforcement of orders

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Citation 15 U.S.C. § 6107 (2021)
Section Name §6107. Enforcement of orders
Section Text (a) General authority

Subject to subsections (b) and (c), the Federal Trade Commission may bring a criminal contempt action for violations of orders of the Commission obtained in cases brought under section 53(b) of this title.

(b) Appointment

An action authorized by subsection (a) may be brought by the Federal Trade Commission only after, and pursuant to, the appointment by the Attorney General of an attorney employed by the Commission, as a special assistant United States Attorney.

(c) Request for appointment (1) Appointment upon request or motion

A special assistant United States Attorney may be appointed under subsection (b) upon the request of the Federal Trade Commission or the court which has entered the order for which contempt is sought or upon the Attorney General's own motion.

(2) Timing

The Attorney General shall act upon any request made under paragraph (1) within 45 days of the receipt of the request.

(d) Termination of authority

The authority of the Federal Trade Commission to bring a criminal contempt action under subsection (a) expires 2 years after the date of the first promulgation of rules under section 6102 of this title. The expiration of such authority shall have no effect on an action brought before the expiration date.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 103–297, §9, Aug. 16, 1994, 108 Stat. 1550.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 6107 - Enforcement of orders
Contains section 6107
Date 2021
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 3, 2022
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 108 Stat. 1550
Public Law References Public Law 103-297
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