(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroy the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Editor’s Note: A member of the Committee for the Constitution served in the same platoon in the Marine Corps with James Kallstrom in 1966 as they went through OCS as enlisted men and The Basic School as Lieutenants at Quantico MCB. They then overlapped service in federal law enforcement, one in the Secret Service guarding politicians and the other in the FBI. Mr. Kallstrom retired as Assistant Director of the FBI. According to our member, “He [Kallstrom] is one of the finest individuals and patriots you would EVER want to meet. We see eye-to-eye in our opinion of the dangerous direction and assessment of the looming dangers for our country … “