Whoever solicits any gift of money or other property, and represents that such gift is being solicited for the use of the United States, with the intention of embezzling, stealing, or purloining such gift, or converting the same to any other use or purpose, or whoever, having come into possession of any money or property which has been donated by the owner thereof for the use of the United States, embezzles, steals or purloins such money or property, or converts the same to any other use or purpose, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Based on section
641e of title
50, App. U.S.C., 1940 ed., War and National Defense (Mar. 27, 1942, 3 p. m., E. W. T., c. 199, Title XI, § 1106,56 Stat. 184).
This section was taken from the Second War Powers Act of 1942, which was temporary legislation. However, the subject matter was so independent of the war effort as to warrant its inclusion in this title as a permanent provision.
Words “shall be guilty of a felony” were omitted. See Reviser’s Note under section
550 of this title.
Words “and upon conviction thereof” were omitted as unnecessary since punishment cannot be imposed until a conviction is secured.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.
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