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Detailed Overview of Federal Criminal Fraud Charges

Federal criminal fraud charges cover a broad spectrum of offenses that involve deceit, misrepresentation, or dishonest conduct intended to gain advantage or profit at the expense of the federal government or others affected by such actions. Below, we explore each significant statute in more detail:

  • § 1001 – Statements or Entries Generally: This statute criminalizes knowingly and willfully making false or fraudulent statements, or concealing information, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the U.S. government.
  • § 1002 – Possession of False Papers to Defraud United States: This charge involves possessing or using any false writing or document knowing it to be false, specifically intended to deceive or defraud the United States.
  • § 1003 – Demands Against the United States: This statute pertains to making or presenting any false claim against the United States, or any department or agency thereof.
  • § 1004 – Certification of Checks: Criminalizes the false certification of checks issued in transactions involving any Federal Reserve bank or member bank of the Federal Reserve System.
  • § 1005 – Bank Fraud: Addresses the making of false entries in any book, report, or statement of a bank with intent to deceive any person including the bank’s officers or agents.
  • § 1006 – Federal Credit Institution Entries, Reports, and Transactions: Similar to § 1005 but applies specifically to credit institutions chartered under federal law.
  • § 1007 – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Transactions: Involves fraudulent activities or transactions intended to influence any action of the FDIC.
  • § 1010 – Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration Transactions: This statute covers fraudulent acts involving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
  • § 1011 -Mortgage Fraud: Targets fraudulent activities related to mortgages and loans issued by Federal Land Banks.
  • § 1012 – Department of Housing and Urban Development Transactions: Focuses on fraud specifically involving HUD transactions, apart from those already covered under other statutes.
  • § 1013 – Farm Loan Bonds and Credit Bank Debentures: Addresses fraud in the handling or issuing of farm loan bonds and other financial instruments related to agriculture.
  • § 1014 – Loan and Credit Applications Generally: Criminalizes making false statements or reports to influence the action of a variety of federal entities on loans, loan guarantees, and other financial benefits.
  • § 1015 – Immigration Fraud: Involves making false statements in connection with the procedures and processes of naturalization and citizenship.
  • § 1028 – Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Identification Documents, Authentication Features, and Information: This comprehensive statute targets the misuse of identification documents and devices to defraud or harm the United States or others.
  • § 1029 – Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Access Devices: Criminalizes the fraud involving access devices, including credit cards, debit cards, and other means of accessing financial accounts.
  • § 1030 – Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers: Known as the “computer fraud” statute, it criminalizes unauthorized access to computers to obtain information, commit fraud, or damage computer systems.
  • § 1031 – Major Fraud Against the United States: Targets schemes or artifices that defraud the United States of more than one million dollars, involving grants, contracts, or other disbursements of federal funds.
  • § 1035 – Healthcare Fraud: Specifically addresses false statements made in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services.
  • § 1040 – Fraud in Connection with Major Disaster or Emergency Benefits: Focuses on fraud related to federal emergency and disaster relief funds.

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