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656. Waiver of the Statute of Limitations

A knowing and intelligent waiver of the statute of limitations is valid, see United States v. Levine, 658 F.2d 113, 120 n. 8 (3d Cir. 1981); United States v. Wild, 551 F.2d 418 (D.C.Cir.), cert. denied, 431 U.S. 916 (1977); but contra, Benes v. United States, 276 F.2d 99 (6th Cir. 1960). A plea of guilty (without expressly reserving the statute of limitations) has been held to waive later assertion of the defense, see United States v. Doyle, 348 F.2d 715 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 382 U.S. 843 (1965); United States v. Guerro, 694 F.2d 898 (2d Cir. 1982), cert. denied, 459 U.S. 1222 (1983).

[cited in JM 9-18.000]

Updated September 19, 2018