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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 875                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 875. Interstate communications

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any
    communication containing any demand or request for a ransom or
    reward for the release of any kidnapped person, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
      (b) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm,
    association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value,
    transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication
    containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure
    the person of another, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
      (c) Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any
    communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any
    threat to injure the person of another, shall be fined under this
    title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
      (d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm,
    association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value,
    transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication
    containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the
    addressee or of another or the reputation of a deceased person or
    any threat to accuse the addressee or any other person of a crime,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two
    years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 741; Pub. L. 99-646, Sec. 63,
    Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3614; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec.
    330016(1)(G), (H), (K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 408d (May 18, 1934, ch.
    300, 48 Stat. 781; May 15, 1939, ch. 133, Sec. 2, 53 Stat. 743).
      Provisions as to district of trial were omitted as covered by
    sections 3237 and 3239 of this title.
      Definition of "interstate commerce" was omitted in conformity
    with definitive section 10 of this title.
      Changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(K),
    substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than
    $5,000".
      Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(H), substituted
    "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $1,000".
      Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(G), substituted
    "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $500".
      1986 - Pub. L. 99-646 inserted "or foreign" after "interstate"
    wherever appearing.
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