Whoever transports in interstate or foreign commerce a motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
18 U.S.C. § 2312
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTESBased on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §408 (Oct. 29, 1919, ch. 89, §§1, 3, 5, 41 Stat. 324, 325; Sept. 24, 1945, ch. 383, §§2, 3, 59 Stat. 536).The first sentence of said section 408, providing the short title "An Act to punish the transportation of stolen motor vehicles or aircraft in interstate or foreign commerce," and derived from section 1 of said act of October 29, 1919, as amended, was omitted as not appropriate in a revision.Definitions of "aircraft," "motor vehicle," and "interstate or foreign commerce," which constituted the second sentence of said section 408 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., and were derived from section 2 of said act of October 29, 1919, as amended, are incorporated in sectionsand of this title.Provision relating to receiving or selling stolen aircraft or motor vehicles, which was derived from section 4 of the act of October 29, 1919, as amended, is incorporated in section of this title.Venue provision, which was derived from section 5 of the act of October 29, 1919, was omitted as unnecessary, being covered by section of this title.Reference to persons causing or procuring was omitted as unnecessary in view of definition of "principal" in section of this title.Minor changes were made in phraseology.
AMENDMENTS2006- Pub. L. 109-177 substituted "motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft" for "motor vehicle or aircraft".1992- Pub. L. 102-519 substituted "fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years" for "fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years".