Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 286 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 172,35 Stat. 1121
; Jan. 27, 1938, ch. 10, § 4,52 Stat. 7
Section was materially shortened through merger of former third and fourth sentences with present first and second paragraphs by extending latter to include “articles, devices, and other things”. This necessitated many insertions and deletions in the first two paragraphs, which, however, did not affect the substance of the section.
A reference in the former third sentence to violations of certain sections was broadened to read “in violation of this chapter or of sections
, of this title” and incorporated in the first paragraph. This translation extends for the first time the provisions of this section to subject matter of sections
504–509 of this title. All of the sections covered by the original reference in this section are represented in the translation except section
261, now section
of this title, and section
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., which were omitted therefrom as unnecessary, since the former is definitive and the latter related to procedure only, and is superseded by rule 41(a), (b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
The revised section was so written as to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to forfeitures within the enforcement powers of the Treasury Department, which advises that it does not investigate counterfeiting offenses not involving coins, currency, or Government obligations and securities. The Attorney General is the appropriate officer to remit or mitigate other forfeitures.
Changes in phraseology were also made.
2002—Pub. L. 107–273
substituted “under this title” for “not more than $100” in second par.