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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 872                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 41 - EXTORTION AND THREATS

HEAD

    Sec. 872. Extortion by officers or employees of the United States

STATUTE

      Whoever, being an officer, or employee of the United States or
    any department or agency thereof, or representing himself to be or
    assuming to act as such, under color or pretense of office or
    employment commits or attempts an act of extortion, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both;
    but if the amount so extorted or demanded does not exceed $1,000,
    he shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one
    year, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 740; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, Sec.
    24(b), 65 Stat. 720; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec.
    330016(1)(G), (K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 104-294,
    title VI, Sec. 606(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3511.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 171 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 85, 35 Stat. 1104).
      Words "or any department or agency" were inserted to eliminate
    any possible ambiguity as to scope of section. (See definitive
    section 6 of this title.)
      The punishment provided by section 171 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940
    ed., of fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment of not more than
    1 year, or both, was increased for offenses involving more than
    $100 to conform to Congressional policy reflected in later Acts.
    See section 4047(e)(1) of title 26, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Internal
    Revenue Code, and the punishment provision following paragraph (10)
    of said subsection.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "$1,000" for "$100".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000" after "extortion, shall be" and for
    "fined not more than $500" after "he shall be".
      1951 - Act Oct. 31, 1951, changed punctuation to make section
    applicable not only to persons falsely representing themselves as
    Federal officers or employees at the time of extortion or the
    attempt thereof, but also to Federal officers and employees who
    attempt or commit extortion under color of office or employment.
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