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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 480                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 480. Possessing counterfeit foreign obligations or securities

STATUTE

      Whoever, within the United States, knowingly and with intent to
    defraud, possesses or delivers any false, forged, or counterfeit
    bond, certificate, obligation, security, treasury note, bill,
    promise to pay, bank note, or bill issued by a bank or corporation
    of any foreign country, 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)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    107-56, title III, Sec. 375(c), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 341.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 274 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 160, 35 Stat. 1118).
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Changes were also made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 substituted "20 years" for "one year".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $1,000".
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