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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 479                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 479. Uttering counterfeit foreign obligations or securities

STATUTE

      Whoever, within the United States, knowingly and with intent to
    defraud, utters, passes, or puts off, in payment or negotiation,
    any false, forged, or counterfeited bond, certificate, obligation,
    security, treasury note, bill, or promise to pay, mentioned in
    section 478 of this title, whether or not the same was made,
    altered, forged, or counterfeited within 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. 707; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    107-56, title III, Sec. 375(b), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 341.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 271 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 157, 35 Stat. 1118).
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 substituted "20 years" for "three years".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $3,000".
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