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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1594                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 77 - PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

HEAD

    Sec. 1594. General provisions

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever attempts to violate section 1581, 1583, 1584, 1589,
    1590, or 1591 shall be punishable in the same manner as a completed
    violation of that section.
      (b) Whoever conspires with another to violate section 1581, 1583,
    1589, 1590, or 1592 shall be punished in the same manner as a
    completed violation of such section.
      (c) Whoever conspires with another to violate section 1591 shall
    be fined under this title, imprisoned for any term of years or for
    life, or both.
      (d) The court, in imposing sentence on any person convicted of a
    violation of this chapter, shall order, in addition to any other
    sentence imposed and irrespective of any provision of State law,
    that such person shall forfeit to the United States -
        (1) such person's interest in any property, real or personal,
      that was used or intended to be used to commit or to facilitate
      the commission of such violation; and
        (2) any property, real or personal, constituting or derived
      from, any proceeds that such person obtained, directly or
      indirectly, as a result of such violation.
      (e)(1) The following shall be subject to forfeiture to the United
    States and no property right shall exist in them:
        (A) Any property, real or personal, used or intended to be used
      to commit or to facilitate the commission of any violation of
      this chapter.
        (B) Any property, real or personal, which constitutes or is
      derived from proceeds traceable to any violation of this chapter.
      (2) The provisions of chapter 46 of this title relating to civil
    forfeitures shall extend to any seizure or civil forfeiture under
    this subsection.
      (f) Witness Protection. - Any violation of this chapter shall be
    considered an organized criminal activity or other serious offense
    for the purposes of application of chapter 224 (relating to witness
    protection).

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 106-386, div. A, Sec. 112(a)(2), Oct. 28, 2000, 114
    Stat. 1489; amended Pub. L. 110-457, title II, Sec. 222(c), Dec.
    23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5070.)

AMENDMENTS

      2008 - Subsecs. (b) to (f). Pub. L. 110-457 added subsecs. (b)
    and (c) and redesignated former subsecs. (b) to (d) as (d) to (f),
    respectively.
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