Forgery- Federal

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Federal Forgery- 18 U.S.C. 495 

In order to sustain its burden of proof for the federal drug crime of uttering or passing as true any false, forged, or altered written instrument, with intent to defraud the United States, the government must prove the following three (3) essential elements beyond a reasonable doubt: (1) the Accused cashed or caused to be cashed a forged United States Treasury check or other written instrument and in doing so stated or implied, directly or indirectly, that the check or written instrument was genuine; (2) the Accused knew at the time that the check or written instrument was forged; and (3) the Accused cashed or caused to be cashed the forged United States Treasury check or other written instrument with intent to defraud, that is, intending to cheat the United States government.

The evidence does not have to show that anyone actually received any money.

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