TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 55 - KIDNAPPING
Sec. 1202. Ransom money
(a) Whoever receives, possesses, or disposes of any money or
other property, or any portion thereof, which has at any time been
delivered as ransom or reward in connection with a violation of
section 1201 of this title, knowing the same to be money or
property which has been at any time delivered as such ransom or
reward, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
ten years, or both.
(b) A person who transports, transmits, or transfers in
interstate or foreign commerce any proceeds of a kidnapping
punishable under State law by imprisonment for more than 1 year, or
receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any such proceeds
after they have crossed a State or United States boundary, knowing
the proceeds to have been unlawfully obtained, shall be imprisoned
not more than 10 years, fined under this title, or both.
(c) For purposes of this section, the term "State" has the
meaning set forth in section 245(d) of this title.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 760; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXII, Sec. 320601(b), title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13,
1994, 108 Stat. 2115, 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 408c-1 (June 22, 1932,
ch. 271, Sec. 4, as added Jan. 24, 1936, ch. 29, 49 Stat. 1099).
Words "in the penitentiary" after "imprisoned" were omitted in
view of section 4082 of this title committing prisoners to the
custody of the Attorney General. (See reviser's note under section
1 of this title.)
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 320601(b), designated existing
provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(L), substituted
"fined under this title" for "fined not more than $10,000".
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