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1521. Venue -- 18 U.S.C. 1028

Generally, venue is appropriate in whatever district the prohibited act of production, transfer, or possession was performed. Offenses begun in one district and continued or completed in another district may be prosecuted in any district (18 U.S.C. § 3237). Likewise, any offense involving the transportation in the mail or in interstate commerce can be prosecuted in any district from, through or into which the commerce or the mail moved (18 U.S.C. § 3237). The venue for extraterritorial offenses involving the counterfeiting of United States identification documents outside of the United States is governed by 18 U.S.C. § 3238.

[cited in USAM 9-64.400]

Updated December 18, 2015