United States Code

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§ 3301.
Securities fraud offenses
(a)
Definition.—
In this section, the term “securities fraud offense” means a violation of, or a conspiracy or an attempt to violate—
(1)
section 1348;
(2)
section 32(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ff(a));
(3)
section 24 of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77x);
(4)
section 217 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–17);
(5)
section 49 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–48); or
(6)
section 325 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. 77yyy).
(b)
Limitation.—
No person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for a securities fraud offense, unless the indictment is found or the information is instituted within 6 years after the commission of the offense.
(Added Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1079A(b)(1), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2079.)
cite as: 18 USC 3301