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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 224                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 11 - BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

HEAD

    Sec. 224. Bribery in sporting contests

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever carries into effect, attempts to carry into effect,
    or conspires with any other person to carry into effect any scheme
    in commerce to influence, in any way, by bribery any sporting
    contest, with knowledge that the purpose of such scheme is to
    influence by bribery that contest, shall be fined under this title,
    or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
      (b) This section shall not be construed as indicating an intent
    on the part of Congress to occupy the field in which this section
    operates to the exclusion of a law of any State, territory,
    Commonwealth, or possession of the United States, and no law of any
    State, territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States,
    which would be valid in the absence of the section shall be
    declared invalid, and no local authorities shall be deprived of any
    jurisdiction over any offense over which they would have
    jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
      (c) As used in this section -
        (1) The term "scheme in commerce" means any scheme effectuated
      in whole or in part through the use in interstate or foreign
      commerce of any facility for transportation or communication;
        (2) The term "sporting contest" means any contest in any sport,
      between individual contestants or teams of contestants (without
      regard to the amateur or professional status of the contestants
      therein), the occurrence of which is publicly announced before
      its occurrence;
        (3) The term "person" means any individual and any partnership,
      corporation, association, or other entity.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 88-316, Sec. 1(a), June 6, 1964, 78 Stat. 203;
    amended Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13,
    1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

AMENDMENTS

      1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this
    title" for "fined not more than $10,000".
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