Under 18 U.S.C. § 2315, it is a federal crime for any person to receive, possess, conceal, store, barter, sell, or dispose of any goods, wares, or merchandise, securities, or money of the value of $5,000 or more, or any articles to be used in counterfeiting, knowing the same to have been stolen, unlawfully converted, or taken. The statute also covers the receipt of fraudulent State tax stamps. The offense becomes a federal matter when it affects interstate or foreign commerce. Penalties for violating this statute can include fines and imprisonment, with the severity of the punishment often depending on the value of the stolen property and the criminal history of the offender.
18 U.S.C. § 2314 makes it illegal to transport, transmit, or transfer in interstate or foreign commerce any goods, wares, merchandise, securities or money, of the value of $5,000 or more, knowing the same to have been stolen, converted or taken by fraud. This statute is often used in conjunction with § 2315 when stolen property is moved across state lines before being received. The law also applies to the transportation of counterfeit items or fraudulent State tax stamps. Violations can result in significant fines and imprisonment, and the statute serves as a tool to combat the broader scope of criminal activity associated with the theft and distribution of stolen property.
According to 18 U.S.C. § 2313, it is illegal for any person to receive, possess, conceal, sell, dispose, or transport any motor vehicle or aircraft, knowing it to have been stolen. The statute applies when the vehicle or aircraft has crossed a state or United States boundary after being stolen. The law imposes penalties for those found guilty, which can include fines and imprisonment. This statute is particularly relevant for cases involving the receipt of stolen vehicles, which is a significant issue due to the high value and mobility of such property.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 666, it is a federal crime to embezzle, steal, obtain by fraud, or otherwise without authority knowingly convert to the use of any person other than the rightful owner or intentionally misapply, property that is valued at $5,000 or more, and is part of a federal program involving grants, contracts, subsidies, loans, guarantees, insurance, or other forms of federal assistance. This statute also covers the receipt of such property with knowledge of its source. The law aims to protect the integrity of federal assistance programs and ensure that funds are used for their intended purposes. Violations can lead to severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment.