18 U.S. Code § 3301 - Securities fraud offenses

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(a) Definition.— In this section, the term “securities fraud offense” means a violation of, or a conspiracy or an attempt to violate—
(1) section 1348;
(2) section 32(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ff (a));
(3) section 24 of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77x);
(4) section 217 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–17);
(5) section 49 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–48); or
(6) section 325 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. 77yyy).
(b) Limitation.— 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.


(Added Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1079A(b)(1),July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2079.)
Effective Date

Section effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.


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