TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 25 - COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY
Sec. 514. Fictitious obligations
(a) Whoever, with the intent to defraud -
(1) draws, prints, processes, produces, publishes, or otherwise
makes, or attempts or causes the same, within the United States;
(2) passes, utters, presents, offers, brokers, issues, sells,
or attempts or causes the same, or with like intent possesses,
within the United States; or
(3) utilizes interstate or foreign commerce, including the use
of the mails or wire, radio, or other electronic communication,
to transmit, transport, ship, move, transfer, or attempts or
causes the same, to, from, or through the United States,
any false or fictitious instrument, document, or other item
appearing, representing, purporting, or contriving through scheme
or artifice, to be an actual security or other financial instrument
issued under the authority of the United States, a foreign
government, a State or other political subdivision of the United
States, or an organization, shall be guilty of a class B felony.
(b) For purposes of this section, any term used in this section
that is defined in section 513(c) has the same meaning given such
term in section 513(c).
(c) The United States Secret Service, in addition to any other
agency having such authority, shall have authority to investigate
offenses under this section.
(Added Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title I, Sec. 101(f) [title VI,
Sec. 648(b)(1)], title II, Sec. 2603(b)(1), Sept. 30, 1996, 110
Stat. 3009-314, 3009-367, 3009-470.)
Sections 101(f) [title VI, Sec. 648(b)(1)] and 2603(b)(1) of div.
A of Pub. L. 104-208 added identical sections 514.
Section effective Sept. 30, 1996, and to remain in effect for
each fiscal year following Sept. 30, 1996, see section 101(f)
[title VI, Sec. 648(c)] of Pub. L. 104-208, set out as an Effective
Date of 1996 Amendment note under section 474 of this title.
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
For transfer of the functions, personnel, assets, and obligations
of the United States Secret Service, including the functions of the
Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of
Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see
sections 381, 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic
Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization
Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under
section 542 of Title 6.
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