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2178. Jury Instruction -- Transaction -- 18 U.S.C. § 1956(c)(3)

The term transaction means [select one of the following]:

  1. a purchase, sale, loan, pledge, gift, transfer, delivery, or other disposition [of property];


  1. FN1. There is some uncertainty, because of the way the definition is written, as to whether the first group of transactions are also applicable to financial institution transactions or whether this is an either/or proposition.

    with respect to a financial institution, a deposit, withdrawal, transfer between accounts, exchange of currency, loan, extension of credit, purchase or sale of any stock, bond, certificate of deposit, or other monetary instrument, use of a safe deposit box, or any other payment, transfer, or delivery by, through, or to a financial institution, by whatever means effected.

Title 18, U.S.C. § 1956(c)(3)

Granted ____

Denied ____

Updated January 17, 2020