TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 43 - FALSE PERSONATION
Sec. 915. Foreign diplomats, consuls or officers
Whoever, with intent to defraud within the United States, falsely
assumes or pretends to be a diplomatic, consular or other official
of a foreign government duly accredited as such to the United
States and acts as such, or in such pretended character, demands or
obtains or attempts to obtain any money, paper, document, or other
thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than ten years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 743; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on section 232 of title 22, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Foreign
Relations and Intercourse (June 15, 1917, ch. 30, title VIII, Sec.
2, 40 Stat. 226; Mar. 28, 1940, ch. 72, Sec. 6, 54 Stat. 80).
Reference to "jurisdiction" of the United States was omitted as
unnecessary in view of definition of "United States" in section 5
of this title.
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $5,000".
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