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Criminal Resource Manual

1377. Proving Violations Of 18 U.S.C. 553

The term "stolen" in 18 U.S.C. § 553 is to be construed broadly to cover all felonious takings regardless of whether they were in the nature of larceny, embezzlement, or false pretenses. See United States v. Turley, 352 U.S. 407 (1957). See also this Manual at 1302 and 1317. In regard to falsified or removed identification numbers, consult the previous discussions on proving violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 511 and 2321 in this Manual at 1375 and 1376.

[updated June 1998] [cited in Criminal Resource Manual 1372; USAM 9-61.700]