TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 17 - COINS AND CURRENCY
Sec. 333. Mutilation of national bank obligations
Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or
unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank
bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national
banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal
Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note,
or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 700; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(B), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 291 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 176, 35 Stat. 1122).
Words "or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System"
were inserted because the paper of such banks has almost supplanted
national bank currency.
Reference to persons causing or procuring was omitted as
unnecessary in view of definition of "principal" in section 2 of
Minor changes in phraseology were made.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $100".
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