1996 US Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 63 - MAIL FRAUD
Sec. 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 1994 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 63 - MAIL FRAUD
Sec. 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television
Containssection 1343
Date1996
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 6, 1997
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded July 16, 1952, ch. 879, §18(a), 66 Stat. 722; amended July 11, 1956, ch. 561, 70 Stat. 523; Aug. 9, 1989, Pub. L. 101-73, title IX, §961(j), 103 Stat. 500; Nov. 29, 1990, Pub. L. 101-647, title XXV, §2504(i), 104 Stat. 4861; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), 108 Stat. 2147.
Statutes at Large References66 Stat. 722
70 Stat. 523
103 Stat. 500
104 Stat. 4861
108 Stat. 2147
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 101-73, Public Law 101-647, Public Law 103-322


§1343. Fraud by wire, radio, or television

Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than ,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

(Added July 16, 1952, ch. 879, §18(a), 66 Stat. 722; amended July 11, 1956, ch. 561, 70 Stat. 523; Aug. 9, 1989, Pub. L. 101–73, title IX, §961(j), 103 Stat. 500; Nov. 29, 1990, Pub. L. 101–647, title XXV, §2504(i), 104 Stat. 4861; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), 108 Stat. 2147.)

Amendments

1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than ,000”.

1990—Pub. L. 101–647 substituted “30” for “20” before “years”.

1989—Pub. L. 101–73 inserted at end “If the violation affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than ,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”

1956—Act July 11, 1956, substituted “transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce” for “transmitted by means of interstate wire, radio, or television communication”.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 24, 225, 981, 982, 1510, 1961, 2326, 2516, 3059A, 3293, 3322 of this title; title 7 section 12a; title 12 sections 1785, 1786, 1787, 1821, 1828, 1829, 1831k, 1833a, 2277a–10b; title 15 sections 78o, 80b–3; title 47 sections 312, 503.

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