A restricted person is defined as any of the following (section 175b of title 18 USC):
- Under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
- Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
- Is a fugitive from justice
- Is an unlawful user of any controlled substance
- Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States
- Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution
- 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)
- Has been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services.
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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