Many countries with a longer history of cultural heritage protection and stewardship than the relatively young United States have specific anti-forgery laws. The U.S., however, does not have a law specifically forbidding the creation of fakes and forgeries. People who create and sell them are therefore usually charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, or other issues connected with the financial aspects of their crime. Even in countries where laws exist, it can be difficult to convict suspects of forgery.