Restricted Person

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A restricted person is defined as any of the following (section 175b of title 18 USC):

  1. Under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
  2. Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
  3. Is a fugitive from justice
  4. Is an unlawful user of any controlled substance
  5. Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States
  6. Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution
  7. Is an alien who is a national of a country that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism (The countries currently on that list are: Cuba, Libya, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria)
  8. Has been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services.

Penalty

Any person who violates any provision of the regulations will be subject to civil money penalty up to $250,000 ($500,000 to the institution).

Any person who knowingly does not register a Select Agent with the DHHS is subject to imprisonment for up to 5 years (plus the fine).

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