Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
18 U.S.C. § 4
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTESBased on title 18, U.S.C. 1940 ed., §251 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §146, 35 Stat. 1114).Changes in phraseology only.
AMENDMENTS1994- Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $500".