TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 43 - FALSE PERSONATION
Sec. 914. Creditors of the United States
Whoever falsely personates any true and lawful holder of any
share or sum in the public stocks or debt of the United States, or
any person entitled to any annuity, dividend, pension, wages, or
other debt due from the United States, and, under color of such
false personation, transfers or endeavors to transfer such public
stock or any part thereof, or receives or endeavors to receive the
money of such true and lawful holder thereof, or the money of any
person really entitled to receive such annuity, dividend, pension,
wages, or other debt, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
not more than five years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 742; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 78 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 33, 35 Stat. 1095).
Words "prize money" after "pension" were deleted as repealed by
act Mar. 3, 1899, ch. 413, 30 Stat. 1007, repealing all laws
authorizing prize money distribution.
Mandatory punishment was rephrased in the alternative.
In the punishment provision the words "five years" were
substituted for "ten years" to harmonize it with the punishment
provisions in sections 287 and 1001 of this title, covering similar
offenses. (See reviser's note under section 287 of this title.)
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $5,000".
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