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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 505                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 505. Seals of courts; signatures of judges or court officers

STATUTE

      Whoever forges the signature of any judge, register, or other
    officer of any court of the United States, or of any Territory
    thereof, or forges or counterfeits the seal of any such court, or
    knowingly concurs in using any such forged or counterfeit signature
    or seal, for the purpose of authenticating any proceeding or
    document, or tenders in evidence any such proceeding or document
    with a false or counterfeit signature of any such judge, register,
    or other officer, or a false or counterfeit seal of the court,
    subscribed or attached thereto, knowing such signature or seal to
    be false or counterfeit, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 714; 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. 236 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 130, 35 Stat. 1112).
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Minor changes of phraseology were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
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