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H.R. 4676 (114th): Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 12, 2016.

Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to declare that any person who knowingly engages in any scheme or artifice to defraud an individual of veterans' benefits, or in connection with obtaining veteran's benefits for that individual, shall be fined, imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

"Veterans' benefits" means any benefit provided by federal law for a veteran or a dependent or survivor of a veteran.