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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 495                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 495. Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney

STATUTE

      Whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any deed,
    power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other
    writing, for the purpose of obtaining or receiving, or of enabling
    any other person, either directly or indirectly, to obtain or
    receive from the United States or any officers or agents thereof,
    any sum of money; or
      Whoever utters or publishes as true any such false, forged,
    altered, or counterfeited writing, with intent to defraud the
    United States, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, or
    counterfeited; or
      Whoever transmits to, or presents at any office or officer of the
    United States, any such writing in support of, or in relation to,
    any account or claim, with intent to defraud the United States,
    knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, 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. 73 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 29, 35 Stat. 1094).
      Reference in first paragraph to persons causing, procuring,
    aiding or assisting was omitted as unnecessary as such persons are
    made principals by section 2 of this title.
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Changes were 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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