UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice


10. Punitive Articles

Any person subject to this chapter–

(1) who, knowing it to be false or fraudulent–

(A) makes any claim against the United States or any officer thereof; or

(B) presents to any person in the civil or military service thereof, for approval or payment, any claim against the United States or any officer thereof;

(2) who, for the purpose of obtaining the approval, allowance, or payment of any claim against the United States or any officer thereof

(A) makes or uses any writing or other paper knowing it to contain false or fraudulent statements;

(B) makes any oath to any fact or to any writing or other paper knowing the oath to be false; or

(C) forges or counterfeits any signature upon any writing or other paper, or uses any such signature knowing it to be forged or counterfeited;

(3) who, having charge, possession, custody, or control of any money, or other property or the United States, furnished or intended for the armed forces thereof, knowingly delivers to any person having authority to receive it, any amount thereof less than that for which he receives a certificate or receipt; or

(4) who, being authorized to make or deliver any paper certifying the receipt of any property of the United States furnished or intended for the armed forces thereof, makes or delivers to any person such writing without having full knowledge of the truth of the statements therein contained and with intent to defraud the United States;

shall, upon conviction, be punished as a court-martial may direct.

3 Comments for this entry

  • Candice

    my husband wants me out of his house. We are still married and he has not filed for divorce. He said he wants me out of his house by Wednesday or I have to pay half the rent. Now he states he will only help if I keep him informed about our unborn child. And expects me to sign a document to that effect. Is this legal. He draws BAH with dep and I am still legally his wife. The Navy states member must pay 1/3 of base and BAH pay to spouses. He is trying to get out of it already.

  • Sean

    I have a friend in the Navy who helped a fellow servicemember out with their PCS. The SM said that they would pay my friend back and has yet to do so. Couple of questions. First is it illegal to lend a friend money? Second can the SM be punished under any article for failure to pay back my friend?

  • Vernon Gamble

    how can i report a woman who did fraud to me ?

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