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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 651                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 31 - EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT

HEAD

    Sec. 651. Disbursing officer falsely certifying full payment

STATUTE

      Whoever, being an officer charged with the disbursement of the
    public moneys, accepts, receives, or transmits to the Government
    Accountability Office to be allowed in his favor any receipt or
    voucher from a creditor of the United States without having paid
    the full amount specified therein to such creditor in such funds as
    the officer received for disbursement, or in such funds as he may
    be authorized by law to take in exchange, shall be fined under this
    title or in double the amount so withheld, whichever is greater, or
    imprisoned not more than two years, or both; but if the amount
    withheld does not exceed $1,000, he shall be fined under this title
    or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 727; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), (2)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147,
    2148; Pub. L. 104-294, title VI, Sec. 606(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110
    Stat. 3511; Pub. L. 108-271, Sec. 8(b), July 7, 2004, 118 Stat.
    814.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 181 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 95, 35 Stat. 1106; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, Sec. 304, 42
    Stat. 24).
      The penalty provided by section 652 of this title, a similar
    section, was incorporated in this section.
      (For explanation of the smaller penalty for an offense involving
    $100 or less, see reviser's notes under sections 641 and 645 of
    this title.)
      Minor changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2004 - Pub. L. 108-271 substituted "Government Accountability
    Office" for "General Accounting Office".
      1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "$1,000" for "$100".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(G), substituted "shall be
    fined under this title or in double the amount so withheld,
    whichever is greater, or imprisoned" for "shall be fined in double
    the amount so withheld or imprisoned".
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(H), substituted "fined under this
    title" for "fined not more than $1,000" after "he shall be".
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