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    18 USC Sec. 513                                             01/05/2009




    Sec. 513. Securities of the States and private entities


      (a) Whoever makes, utters or possesses a counterfeited security
    of a State or a political subdivision thereof or of an
    organization, or whoever makes, utters or possesses a forged
    security of a State or political subdivision thereof or of an
    organization, with intent to deceive another person, organization,
    or government shall be fined under this title (!1) or imprisoned
    for not more than ten years, or both.
      (b) Whoever makes, receives, possesses, sells or otherwise
    transfers an implement designed for or particularly suited for
    making a counterfeit or forged security with the intent that it be
    so used shall be punished by a fine under this title or by
    imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.
      (c) For purposes of this section -
        (1) the term "counterfeited" means a document that purports to
      be genuine but is not, because it has been falsely made or
      manufactured in its entirety;
        (2) the term "forged" means a document that purports to be
      genuine but is not because it has been falsely altered,
      completed, signed, or endorsed, or contains a false addition
      thereto or insertion therein, or is a combination of parts of two
      or more genuine documents;
        (3) the term "security" means -
          (A) a note, stock certificate, treasury stock certificate,
        bond, treasury bond, debenture, certificate of deposit,
        interest coupon, bill, check, draft, warrant, debit instrument
        as defined in section 916(c) of the Electronic Fund Transfer
        Act, money order, traveler's check, letter of credit, warehouse
        receipt, negotiable bill of lading, evidence of indebtedness,
        certificate of interest in or participation in any profit-
        sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, pre-
        reorganization certificate of subscription, transferable
        share, investment contract, voting trust certificate, or
        certificate of interest in tangible or intangible property;
          (B) an instrument evidencing ownership of goods, wares, or
          (C) any other written instrument commonly known as a
          (D) a certificate of interest in, certificate of
        participation in, certificate for, receipt for, or warrant or
        option or other right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the
        foregoing; or
          (E) a blank form of any of the foregoing;
        (4) the term "organization" means a legal entity, other than a
      government, established or organized for any purpose, and
      includes a corporation, company, association, firm, partnership,
      joint stock company, foundation, institution, society, union, or
      any other association of persons which operates in or the
      activities of which affect interstate or foreign commerce; and
        (5) the term "State" includes a State of the United States, the
      District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and
      any other territory or possession of the United States.


    (Added Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 1105(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98
    Stat. 2144, Sec. 511; renumbered Sec. 513, Pub. L. 99-646, Sec.
    31(a), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3598; amended Pub. L. 101-647,
    title XXXV, Sec. 3515, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4923; Pub. L. 103-
    322, title XXXIII, Secs. 330008(1), 330016(2)(C), Sept. 13, 1994,
    108 Stat. 2142, 2148.)


      Section 916(c) of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, referred to
    in par. (3)(A), is classified to section 1693n(c) of Title 15,
    Commerce and Trade.


      1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(C), which
    directed the amendment of this section by substituting "under this
    title" for "of not more than $250,000", was executed by making the
    substitution for "not more than $250,000", to reflect the probable
    intent of Congress.
      Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(C), substituted
    "fine under this title" for "fine of not more than $250,000".
      Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330008(1), substituted
    "association of persons" for "association or persons".
      1990 - Subsec. (c)(3)(A). Pub. L. 101-647 struck out "(15 U.S.C.
    1693(c))" after "Electronic Fund Transfer Act" and inserted comma
    after "profit-sharing agreement".


    (!1) See 1994 Amendment note below.
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