(1)draws, prints, processes, produces, publishes, or otherwise makes, or attempts or causes the same, within the United States;
(2)passes, utters, presents, offers, brokers, issues, sells, or attempts or causes the same, or with like intent possesses, within the United States; or
(3)utilizes interstate or foreign commerce, including the use of the mails or wire, radio, or other electronic communication, to transmit, transport, ship, move, transfer, or attempts or causes the same, to, from, or through the United States,
any false or fictitious instrument, document, or other item appearing, representing, purporting, or contriving through scheme or artifice, to be an actual security or other financial instrument issued under the authority of the United States, a foreign government, a State or other political subdivision of the United States, or an organization, shall be guilty of a class B felony.
(b)For purposes of this section, any term used in this section that is defined in section
513(c) has the same meaning given such term in section
(c)The United States Secret Service, in addition to any other agency having such authority, shall have authority to investigate offenses under this section.
101(f) [title VI, § 648(b)(1)] and 2603(b)(1) of div. A of Pub. L. 104–208added identical sections
Section effective Sept. 30, 1996, and to remain in effect for each fiscal year following Sept. 30, 1996, see section
101(f) [title VI, § 648(c)] of Pub. L. 104–208, set out as an Effective Date of 1996 Amendment note under section
474 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of the functions, personnel, assets, and obligations of the United States Secret Service, including the functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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