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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 873                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 873. Blackmail

STATUTE

      Whoever, under a threat of informing, or as a consideration for
    not informing, against any violation of any law of the United
    States, demands or receives any money or other valuable thing,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one
    year, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(I), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based upon title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 250 (Mar. 4, 1909,
    ch. 321, Sec. 145, 35 Stat. 1114).
      Only minor changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $2,000".
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