TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 19 - CONSPIRACY
Sec. 372. Conspiracy to impede or injure officer
If two or more persons in any State, Territory, Possession, or
District conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat,
any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of
confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties
thereof, or to induce by like means any officer of the United
States to leave the place, where his duties as an officer are
required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or
property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his
office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to
injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede
him in the discharge of his official duties, each of such persons
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six
years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 701; Pub. L. 107-273, div. B,
title IV, Sec. 4002(d)(1)(D), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1809.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 54 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 21, 35 Stat. 1092).
Scope of section was enlarged to cover all possessions of the
United States. When the section was first enacted in 1861 there
were no possessions, and hence the use of the words "State or
Territory" was sufficient to describe the area then subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States. The word "District" was inserted
by the codifiers of the 1909 Criminal Code.
2002 - Pub. L. 107-273 substituted "under this title" for "not
more than $5,000".
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