18 U.S. Code § 483 - Uttering counterfeit foreign bank notes

Whoever, within the United States, utters, passes, puts off, or tenders in payment, with intent to defraud, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited bank note or bill, mentioned in section 482 of this title, knowing the same to be so false, forged, altered, and counterfeited, whether or not the same was made, forged, altered, or counterfeited within the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.


(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 708; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H),Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 107–56, title III, § 375(f),Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 342.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 273 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 159,35 Stat. 1118).
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Changes were made in phraseology.

2001—Pub. L. 107–56substituted “20 years” for “one year”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.

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