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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1959                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 1959. Violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever, as consideration for the receipt of, or as
    consideration for a promise or agreement to pay, anything of
    pecuniary value from an enterprise engaged in racketeering
    activity, or for the purpose of gaining entrance to or maintaining
    or increasing position in an enterprise engaged in racketeering
    activity, murders, kidnaps, maims, assaults with a dangerous
    weapon, commits assault resulting in serious bodily injury upon, or
    threatens to commit a crime of violence against any individual in
    violation of the laws of any State or the United States, or
    attempts or conspires so to do, shall be punished -
        (1) for murder, by death or life imprisonment, or a fine under
      this title, or both; and for kidnapping, by imprisonment for any
      term of years or for life, or a fine under this title, or both;
        (2) for maiming, by imprisonment for not more than thirty years
      or a fine under this title, or both;
        (3) for assault with a dangerous weapon or assault resulting in
      serious bodily injury, by imprisonment for not more than twenty
      years or a fine under this title, or both;
        (4) for threatening to commit a crime of violence, by
      imprisonment for not more than five years or a fine under this
      title, or both;
        (5) for attempting or conspiring to commit murder or
      kidnapping, by imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine
      under this title, or both; and
        (6) for attempting or conspiring to commit a crime involving
      maiming, assault with a dangerous weapon, or assault resulting in
      serious bodily injury, by imprisonment for not more than three
      years or a fine of (!1) under this title, or both.
      (b) As used in this section -
        (1) "racketeering activity" has the meaning set forth in
      section 1961 of this title; and
        (2) "enterprise" includes any partnership, corporation,
      association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of
      individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity, which
      is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or
      foreign commerce.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 1002(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98
    Stat. 2137, Sec. 1952B; renumbered Sec. 1959, Pub. L. 100-690,
    title VII, Sec. 7053(b), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4402; Pub. L. 103-
    322, title VI, Sec. 60003(a)(12), title XXXIII, Secs.
    330016(1)(J), (2)(C), 330021(1), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1969,
    2147, 2148, 2150.)

AMENDMENTS

      1994 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(C),
    substituted "fine under this title" for "fine of not more than
    $250,000" in two places.
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 60003(a)(12), amended par. (1) generally.
    Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows:
      "(1) for murder or kidnaping, by imprisonment for any term of
    years or for life or a fine of not more than $50,000, or both;".
      Subsec. (a)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(C),
    substituted "fine under this title" for "fine of not more than
    $30,000" in par. (2), "fine of not more than $20,000" in par. (3),
    and "fine of not more than $5,000" in par. (4).
      Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330021(1), substituted
    "kidnapping" for "kidnaping".
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(2)(C), substituted "fine under this
    title" for "fine of not more than $10,000".
      Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(J), substituted
    "under this title" for "not more than $3,000" after "fine of".
      1988 - Pub. L. 100-690 renumbered section 1952B of this title as
    this section.

FOOTNOTE

    (!1) So in original. The word "of" probably should not appear.
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