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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 473                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 25 - COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY

HEAD

    Sec. 473. Dealing in counterfeit obligations or securities

STATUTE

      Whoever buys, sells, exchanges, transfers, receives, or delivers
    any false, forged, counterfeited, or altered obligation or other
    security of the United States, with the intent that the same be
    passed, published, or used as true and genuine, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 705; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    107-56, title III, Sec. 374(d), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 340.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 268 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 154, 35 Stat. 1117).
      Reference to circulating notes of banking associations was
    omitted as covered by definition of obligation or other security in
    section 8 of this title.
      Changes in phraseology were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 substituted "20 years" for "ten years".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
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