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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.
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.
Obesity is a risk factor for sleep apnea, probably because fat in the neck obstructs the throat's air passage, Sotos says.
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.
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.