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10 Prosecutions
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160 Prosecutions
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12 Convictions
in May 2014
160 Convictions
in Fiscal Year 2014

CITE

    18 USC Sec. 471                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 25 - COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY

HEAD

    Sec. 471. Obligations or securities of United States

STATUTE

      Whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges,
    counterfeits, or alters any obligation or other security of the
    United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
    more than 20 years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 705; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    107-56, title III, Sec. 374(b), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 340.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 262 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 148, 35 Stat. 1115).
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Changes in phraseology were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 substituted "20 years" for "fifteen years".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
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