All Agencies, Latest Month All Agencies, Previous FY Geographic Distribution
of Convictions for
All Agencies, FY 2014
Prosecution Report
Not Available
5 Prosecutions
in Fiscal Year 2014
1 Conviction
in October 2014
2 Convictions
in Fiscal Year 2014

CITE

    18 USC Sec. 501                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 501. Postage stamps, postage meter stamps, and postal cards

STATUTE

      Whoever forges or counterfeits any postage stamp, postage meter
    stamp, or any stamp printed upon any stamped envelope, or postal
    card, or any die, plate, or engraving thereof; or
      Whoever makes or prints, or knowingly uses or sells, or possesses
    with intent to use or sell, any such forged or counterfeited
    postage stamp, postage meter stamp, stamped envelope, postal card,
    die, plate, or engraving; or
      Whoever makes, or knowingly uses or sells, or possesses with
    intent to use or sell, any paper bearing the watermark of any
    stamped envelope, or postal card, or any fraudulent imitation
    thereof; or
      Whoever makes or prints, or authorizes to be made or printed, any
    postage stamp, postage meter stamp, stamped envelope, or postal
    card, of the kind authorized and provided by the Post Office
    Department or by the Postal Service, without the special authority
    and direction of the Department or Postal Service; or
      Whoever after such postage stamp, postage meter stamp, stamped
    envelope, or postal card has been printed, with intent to defraud,
    delivers the same to any person not authorized by an instrument in
    writing, duly executed under the hand of the Postmaster General and
    the seal of the Post Office Department or the Postal Service, to
    receive it -
      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
    years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 713; Pub. L. 91-375, Sec.
    6(j)(6), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 777; Pub. L. 91-448, Sec. 1(a),
    Oct. 14, 1970, 84 Stat. 920; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec.
    330016(1)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 348 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 219, 35 Stat. 1132).
      Reference to persons causing or procuring was omitted as
    unnecessary in view of definition of "principal" in section 2 of
    this title.
      Minor changes of phraseology were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $500" in last par.
      1970 - Pub. L. 91-448 inserted references to the Postal Service
    and to postage meter stamps. Pub. L. 91-448, Sec. 1(b), repealed
    section 6(j)(6) of the Postal Reorganization Act, Pub. L. 91-375,
    Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 719, by which the references to the Postal
    Service had been inserted earlier.
      Pub. L. 91-375 inserted "or by the Postal Service," after "Post
    Office Department," and substituted "the Department or Postal
    Service" for "said department" in fourth par. and struck out the
    comma after "stamped envelope" and "to defraud" and inserted "or
    the Postal Service" after "Post Office Department" in fifth par.

CHANGE OF NAME

      Post Office Department redesignated United States Postal Service
    pursuant to Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 6(o), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 733,
    set out as a note preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal
    Service.

MISCELLANEOUS

                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 91-375 effective within 1 year after Aug.
    12, 1970, on date established therefor by Board of Governors of
    United States Postal Service and published by it in Federal
    Register, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as an
    Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal
    Service.
Customized queries of TRAC's data TRAC FBI Web Site TRAC DEA Web Site TRAC Immigration Web Site TRAC DHS Web Site TRAC IRS Web Site TRAC ATF Web Site TRAC Reports Web Site
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2010
TRAC Web Site