CITE

    18 USC Sec. 494                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 494. Contractors' bonds, bids, and public records

STATUTE

      Whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any bond,
    bid, proposal, contract, guarantee, security, official bond, public
    record, affidavit, or other writing for the purpose of defrauding
    the United States; or
      Whoever utters or publishes as true or possesses with intent to
    utter or publish as true, any such false, forged, altered, or
    counterfeited writing, knowing the same to be false, forged,
    altered, or counterfeited; or
      Whoever transmits to, or presents at any office or to any officer
    of the United States, any such false, forged, altered, or
    counterfeited writing, knowing the same to be false, forged,
    altered, or counterfeited -
      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten
    years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 711; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 72 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 28, 35 Stat. 1094).
      Reference to persons causing, procuring, aiding or assisting was
    omitted as unnecessary as such persons are made principals by
    section 2 of this title.
      Changes were also made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $1,000".
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