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CRM 1500-1999

1662. Protection Of Government Property -- Miscellaneous Theft Of Government Property Statutes

There are many statutory provisions in Title 18 and elsewhere within the United States Code that are applicable to the property and funds of specific departments and agencies. For example, such provisions include:

  • 18 U.S.C. § 153 (embezzlement by a trustee, receiver, custodian, United States Marshal, or other officer of the court of any property in his charge belonging to the estate of a bankrupt;
  • 18 U.S.C. § 714m(b)-(d) (makes it unlawful for anyone to willfully steal, conceal, remove, dispose of, or convert to his own use or to that of another any property owned or held by, mortgaged or pledged to, the Commodity Credit Corporation, or any property mortgaged or pledged as security for any promissory note, or other evidence of indebtedness, which the corporation has guaranteed);
  • 15 U.S.C. § 645(b)(1) (makes it unlawful for anyone connected in any capacity with the Small Business Administration to embezzle, abstract, purloin, or willfully misapply any moneys, funds, securities or other things of value belonging to or otherwise entrusted to the Administration); and
  • 22 U.S.C. § 4217 (makes it unlawful for a consular officer to embezzle monies or property received by him for use of the United States or to embezzle the money, property, or effects of an American citizen received by him).

[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 1645; Criminal Resource Manual 1649; JM 9-66.300]