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A fine and/or imprisonment for not more than 20 years for anyone who "corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding" or "otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.
A fine and/or imprisonment of not more than 20 years for "whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence" an investigation or proceeding by a federal department or agency or any case filed in bankruptcy court.
We believe that neighborhood councils could create an additional, complex layer of government with the power to delay or obstruct, but which would not be accountable for the economic or human costs of its decisions,'' the group said in a position paper delivered Thursday to the city's elected and appointed charter reform commissions.
sections] 1503,(2) which prohibits a person from endeavoring to obstruct or impede the due administration of justice, and the limits of 18 U.
United States(30) placed two important limitations on the interpretation of the phrase "corruptly endeavors to obstruct the due administration of justice.
Obesity is a risk factor for sleep apnea, probably because fat in the neck obstructs the throat's air passage, Sotos says.
In addition, CT might readily demonstrate an internal (or simple) laryngocele, a pyolaryngocele, or a secondary laryngocele; the latter can be formed when a small tumor obstructs the opening of the ventricle in the supraglottis.
Whenever I'm turning right onto Lankershim Boulevard from Cahuenga Boulevard near Universal Studios, a large overgrown tree completely obstructs view of the traffic signal located right at the freeway off-ramp.
The Bombjammer product line provides protection against the use of remote controlled improvised explosive devices, commonly used in terrorist attacks, and also obstructs enemy and terrorist methods of communication.
This system is the best available to obstruct, deter, if not obviate altogether, the loss of life.
Pruett of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his colleagues treated two marathoners who developed cecal volvulus, a twisting of the first portion of the large intestine that obstructs the movement of bowel material and causes great pain.
A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that obstructs the lungs, leading to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas, causing difficulty absorbing food.