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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 915                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 43 - FALSE PERSONATION

HEAD

    Sec. 915. Foreign diplomats, consuls or officers

STATUTE

      Whoever, with intent to defraud within the United States, falsely
    assumes or pretends to be a diplomatic, consular or other official
    of a foreign government duly accredited as such to the United
    States and acts as such, or in such pretended character, demands or
    obtains or attempts to obtain any money, paper, document, or other
    thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
    more than ten years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 743; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on section 232 of title 22, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Foreign
    Relations and Intercourse (June 15, 1917, ch. 30, title VIII, Sec.
    2, 40 Stat. 226; Mar. 28, 1940, ch. 72, Sec. 6, 54 Stat. 80).
      Reference to "jurisdiction" of the United States was omitted as
    unnecessary in view of definition of "United States" in section 5
    of this title.
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      Minor changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
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