18 U.S. Code § 3301 - Securities fraud offenses
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Securities fraud offenses
(a)Definition.—In this section, the term “securities fraud offense” means a violation of, or a conspiracy or an attempt to violate—
section 32(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ff(a));
section 24 of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77x);
section 217 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–17);
section 49 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–48); or
section 325 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. 77yyy).
No person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for a securities fraud offense, unless the indictment is found or the information is instituted within 6 years after the commission of the offense.
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