18 USC Sec. 1594 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 77 - PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Sec. 1594. General provisions
(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
(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
(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
(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.)
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),