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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 514                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 514. Fictitious obligations

STATUTE

      (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.

SOURCE

    (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.)

CODIFICATION

      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.

EFFECTIVE DATE

      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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