18 U.S.C. 3 Accessory after the fact

Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed,

receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his

apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.

Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after

the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of

imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the

maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal

is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not

more than 15 years.