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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 956                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 45 - FOREIGN RELATIONS

HEAD

    Sec. 956. Conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, or injure persons or
      damage property in a foreign country

STATUTE

      (a)(1) Whoever, within the jurisdiction of the United States,
    conspires with one or more other persons, regardless of where such
    other person or persons are located, to commit at any place outside
    the United States an act that would constitute the offense of
    murder, kidnapping, or maiming if committed in the special maritime
    and territorial jurisdiction of the United States shall, if any of
    the conspirators commits an act within the jurisdiction of the
    United States to effect any object of the conspiracy, be punished
    as provided in subsection (a)(2).
      (2) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a)(1) of this
    section is -
        (A) imprisonment for any term of years or for life if the
      offense is conspiracy to murder or kidnap; and
        (B) imprisonment for not more than 35 years if the offense is
      conspiracy to maim.
      (b) Whoever, within the jurisdiction of the United States,
    conspires with one or more persons, regardless of where such other
    person or persons are located, to damage or destroy specific
    property situated within a foreign country and belonging to a
    foreign government or to any political subdivision thereof with
    which the United States is at peace, or any railroad, canal,
    bridge, airport, airfield, or other public utility, public
    conveyance, or public structure, or any religious, educational, or
    cultural property so situated, shall, if any of the conspirators
    commits an act within the jurisdiction of the United States to
    effect any object of the conspiracy, be imprisoned not more than 25
    years.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    104-132, title VII, Sec. 704(a), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1294.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on section 234 of title 22, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Foreign
    Relations and Intercourse (June 15, 1917, ch. 30, title VIII, Sec.
    5, 40 Stat. 226).
                                AMENDMENTS
      1996 - Pub. L. 104-132 substituted "Conspiracy to kill, kidnap,
    maim, or injure persons or damage property in a foreign country"
    for "Conspiracy to injure property of foreign government" as
    section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment,
    text read as follows:
      "(a) If two or more persons within the jurisdiction of the United
    States conspire to injure or destroy specific property situated
    within a foreign country and belonging to a foreign government or
    to any political subdivision thereof with which the United States
    is at peace, or any railroad, canal, bridge, or other public
    utility so situated, and if one or more such persons commits an act
    within the jurisdiction of the United States to effect the object
    of the conspiracy, each of the parties to the conspiracy shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or
    both.
      "(b) Any indictment or information under this section shall
    describe the specific property which it was the object of the
    conspiracy to injure or destroy."
      1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this
    title" for "fined not more than $5,000".
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