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September 12, 2004
Sec. 912

United States Code, Title 18, Section 912:

Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States or any department, agency or officer thereof, and acts as such, or in such pretended character demands or obtains any money, paper, document, or thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both

So... does forging a document in the guise of a Texas Air National Guard officer with the intent of obtaining a thing of value (to wit, the Presidency) count as a violation of this section of the U.S. Code?

Sometimes I wish I knew more about the Law.

Update: does "obtain" mean only for one's self? Can it mean for one's friends, family, or associates? I presume so.

Can it be interpreted to mean to deprive another person of a thing of value? I have no idea.

See? That's why I wish I knew more about the Law right about now.

(Inspired by this followup to this post at JustOneMinute.)

Update, 16Sep04: Bill notes the laws — Federal and Texas — on forgery.

Posted by Russ at 01:36 AM, September 12, 2004 in Politics

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