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USAM 9-40.000 Bank Frauds And Related Offenses

9-40.000
BANK FRAUDS AND RELATED OFFENSES—POLICY


The Criminal Division's Fraud Section has supervisory authority over the bank fraud statutes. Prior approval from the Fraud Section for an indictment under the bank fraud statutes is not required. The Fraud Section has published a manual on the prosecution of financial institution fraud entitled Financial Institution Fraud Federal Prosecution Manual (1994) (FIF Manual), which has been distributed to all United States Attorneys' offices.

The Criminal Resource Manual is another source of information on the laws used to prosecute bank fraud

Embezzlement, Abstraction, Purloining or Willful Misapplication—18 U.S.C. §§ 656 and 657 Criminal Resource Manual at 801
Applicability of 18 U.S.C. §§ 656 and 657 Criminal Resource Manual at 802
Actions Proscribed Criminal Resource Manual at 803
 
Examples of Misapplications Loans to Uncreditworthy Borrowers and/or Insufficiently Collateralized Criminal Resource Manual at 805
Nominee Loans Criminal Resource Manual at 806
Check Kiting Criminal Resource Manual at 807
Compensating Balances Criminal Resource Manual at 808
 
Elements of Misapplication Criminal Resource Manual at 809
Loss to the Bank Criminal Resource Manual at 810
Bank Funds Criminal Resource Manual at 811
Duplicity and Multiplicity Issues Criminal Resource Manual at 812
Aiding and Abetting Criminal Resource Manual at 813
 
False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 1014) Criminal Resource Manual at 814
Elements of Offense of False Statements Criminal Resource Manual at 815
Check-Kite Cases Criminal Resource Manual at 816
 
False Entries (18 U.S.C. §§ 1005 and 1006) Criminal Resource Manual at 817
Applicability Criminal Resource Manual at 818
Bank Holding Companies Criminal Resource Manual at 819
Actions Proscribed Criminal Resource Manual at 820
False Entries Criminal Resource Manual at 821
Book, Report, or Statement Criminal Resource Manual at 822
Intent Criminal Resource Manual at 823
Participation Criminal Resource Manual at 824
Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1344) Criminal Resource Manual at 825
Applicability of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 Criminal Resource Manual at 826
Multiplicity Criminal Resource Manual at 827
Elements of Offense of Bank Fraud Criminal Resource Manual at 828
 
Bank Bribery (18 U.S.C. §215) Generally Criminal Resource Manual at 829
Bribe Offerer or Payer, 18 U.S.C. § 215(a)(1) Criminal Resource Manual at 830
Corrupt Bank Officer, 18 U.S.C. § 215(a)(2) Criminal Resource Manual at 831
Definitions, 18 U.S.C. § 215(b) Criminal Resource Manual at 832
Elements of Bank Bribery (18 U.S.C. § 215) Criminal Resource Manual at 833
Intent of the Parties Criminal Resource Manual at 834
Penalties for Bank Bribery Criminal Resource Manual at 835
Prosecutive Considerations in Bank Bribery Cases Criminal Resource Manual at 836
Mail/Wire Fraud Affecting Financial Institution Criminal Resource Manual at 837
Updated February 19, 2015