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8.33 Forging Endorsement on Treasury Check, Bond or Security of the United States

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8.33 FORGING ENDORSEMENT ON TREASURY CHECK, BOND OR SECURITY OF UNITED STATES (18 U.S.C. § 510(a)(1))

The defendant is charged in [Count ___ of] the indictment with forging or falsely making [an endorsement] [a signature] on a Treasury [check] [bond] [security] of the United States in violation of Section 510 of Title 18 of the United States Code. In order for the defendant to be found guilty of that charge, the government must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

First, the defendant falsely made or forged [an endorsement] [a signature] on a Treasury [check] [bond] [security] of the United States; and

Second, the defendant did so with intent to defraud.

Comment

For a definition of "intent to defraud," see Instruction 3.16 (Intent to Defraud—Defined).