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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1952                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 95 - RACKETEERING

HEAD

    Sec. 1952. Interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid
      of racketeering enterprises

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever travels in interstate or foreign commerce or uses the
    mail or any facility in interstate or foreign commerce, with intent
    to -
        (1) distribute the proceeds of any unlawful activity; or
        (2) commit any crime of violence to further any unlawful
      activity; or
        (3) otherwise promote, manage, establish, carry on, or
      facilitate the promotion, management, establishment, or carrying
      on, of any unlawful activity,
    and thereafter performs or attempts to perform -
        (A) an act described in paragraph (1) or (3) shall be fined
      under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both; or
        (B) an act described in paragraph (2) shall be fined under this
      title, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both, and if
      death results shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for
      life.
      (b) As used in this section (i) "unlawful activity" means (1) any
    business enterprise involving gambling, liquor on which the Federal
    excise tax has not been paid, narcotics or controlled substances
    (as defined in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act), or
    prostitution offenses in violation of the laws of the State in
    which they are committed or of the United States, (2) extortion,
    bribery, or arson in violation of the laws of the State in which
    committed or of the United States, or (3) any act which is
    indictable under subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 31, United
    States Code, or under section 1956 or 1957 of this title and (ii)
    the term "State" includes a State of the United States, the
    District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or
    possession of the United States.
      (c) Investigations of violations under this section involving
    liquor shall be conducted under the supervision of the Attorney
    General.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 87-228, Sec. 1(a), Sept. 13, 1961, 75 Stat. 498;
    amended Pub. L. 89-68, July 7, 1965, 79 Stat. 212; Pub. L. 91-513,
    title II, Sec. 701(i)(2), Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1282; Pub. L. 99-
    570, title I, Sec. 1365(a), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-35; Pub.
    L. 101-647, title XII, Sec. 1205(i), title XVI, Sec. 1604, Nov. 29,
    1990, 104 Stat. 4831, 4843; Pub. L. 103-322, title XIV, Sec.
    140007(a), title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108
    Stat. 2033, 2147; Pub. L. 107-296, title XI, Sec. 1112(h), Nov. 25,
    2002, 116 Stat. 2277.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      Section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act, referred to in
    subsec. (b)(i)(1), is classified to section 802(6) of Title 21,
    Food and Drugs.

AMENDMENTS

      2002 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107-296 substituted "Attorney
    General" for "Secretary of the Treasury".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(L), which directed the
    amendment of this section by substituting "under this title" for
    "not more than $10,000", could not be executed because the phrase
    "not more than $10,000" did not appear in text subsequent to
    amendment of subsec. (a) by Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 140007(a). See
    below.
      Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 140007(a), substituted "and
    thereafter performs or attempts to perform - " and subpars. (A) and
    (B) for former concluding provisions which read as follows: "and
    thereafter performs or attempts to perform any of the acts
    specified in subparagraphs (1), (2), and (3), shall be fined not
    more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or
    both."
      1990 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 1604, inserted "the
    mail or" after "uses" and struck out "including the mail," before
    "with intent" in introductory provisions.
      Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 1205(i), inserted "(i)" after
    "As used in this section" and added cl. (ii).
      1986 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 99-570 added cl. (3).
      1970 - Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 91-513, Sec. 701(i)(2)(A),
    inserted "or controlled substances (as defined in section 102(6) of
    the Controlled Substances Act)".
      Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91-513, Sec. 701(i)(2)(B), struck out
    reference to investigations involving narcotics.
      1965 - Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 89-68 made section applicable to
    travel in aid of arson.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 107-296 effective 60 days after Nov. 25,
    2002, see section 4 of Pub. L. 107-296, set out as an Effective
    Date note under section 101 of Title 6, Domestic Security.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 91-513 effective on first day of seventh
    calendar month that begins after Oct. 26, 1970, see section 704 of
    Pub. L. 91-513, set out as an Effective Date note under section 801
    of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
                             SAVINGS PROVISION
      Amendment by Pub. L. 91-513 not to affect or abate any
    prosecutions for any violation of law or any civil seizures or
    forfeitures and injunctive proceedings commenced prior to the
    effective date of such amendment, and all administrative
    proceedings pending before the former Bureau of Narcotics and
    Dangerous Drugs on Oct. 27, 1970, were to be continued and brought
    to final determination in accord with laws and regulations in
    effect prior to Oct. 27, 1970, see section 702 of Pub. L. 91-513,
    set out as a Savings Provision note under section 321 of Title 21,
    Food and Drugs.
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