18 USC Sec. 1017 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 47 - FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS
Sec. 1017. Government seals wrongfully used and instruments
Whoever fraudulently or wrongfully affixes or impresses the seal
of any department or agency of the United States, to or upon any
certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper or with
knowledge of its fraudulent character, with wrongful or fraudulent
intent, uses, buys, procures, sells, or transfers to another any
such certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper, to
which or upon which said seal has been so fraudulently affixed or
impressed, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
than five years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 753; 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. 130 (June 15, 1917, ch.
30, title X, Sec. 1, 40 Stat. 227).
To clarify scope of section and in view of definition of
department or agency in section 6 of this title, words "department
or agency" were substituted for "executive department, or of any
bureau, commission, or office".
Slight verbal changes were also made.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $5,000".