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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1958                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 95 - RACKETEERING

HEAD

    Sec. 1958. Use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission
      of murder-for-hire

STATUTE

      (a) Whoever travels in or causes another (including the intended
    victim) to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, or uses or
    causes another (including the intended victim) to use the mail or
    any facility of interstate or foreign commerce, with intent that a
    murder be committed in violation of the laws of any State or the
    United States as consideration for the receipt of, or as
    consideration for a promise or agreement to pay, anything of
    pecuniary value, or who conspires to do so, shall be fined under
    this title or imprisoned for not more than ten years, or both; and
    if personal injury results, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned for not more than twenty years, or both; and if death
    results, shall be punished by death or life imprisonment, or shall
    be fined not more than $250,000, or both.
      (b) As used in this section and section 1959 -
        (1) "anything of pecuniary value" means anything of value in
      the form of money, a negotiable instrument, a commercial
      interest, or anything else the primary significance of which is
      economic advantage;
        (2) "facility of interstate or foreign commerce" includes means
      of transportation and communication; and
        (3) "State" includes a State of the United States, the District
      of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of
      the United States.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 1002(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98
    Stat. 2136, Sec. 1952A; renumbered Sec. 1958 and amended Pub. L.
    100-690, title VII, Secs. 7053(a), 7058(b), Nov. 18, 1988, 102
    Stat. 4402, 4403; Pub. L. 101-647, title XII, Sec. 1205(k), title
    XXXV, Sec. 3558, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4831, 4927; Pub. L. 103-
    322, title VI, Sec. 60003(a)(11), title XIV, Sec. 140007(b), title
    XXXII, Sec. 320105, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), (N), (Q),
    Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1969, 2033, 2111, 2147, 2148; Pub. L. 104-
    294, title VI, Secs. 601(g)(3), 605(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat.
    3500, 3509; Pub. L. 108-458, title VI, Sec. 6704, Dec. 17, 2004,
    118 Stat. 3766.)

AMENDMENTS

      2004 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108-458, Sec. 6704(1), substituted
    "facility of" for "facility in".
      Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108-458, Sec. 6704(2), inserted "or
    foreign" after "interstate".
      1996 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-294 substituted comma for "or who
    conspires to do so" after "or who conspires to do so" and
    substituted "this title or imprisoned" for "this title and
    imprisoned" before "for not more than twenty years".
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(Q), which directed the
    amendment of this section by substituting "under this title" for
    "not more than $50,000", could not be executed because the phrase
    "not more than $50,000" did not appear in text subsequent to
    amendment of subsec. (a) by Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 60003(a)(11). See
    below.
      Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(N), substituted
    "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $20,000" after
    "injury results, shall be".
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(L), substituted "fined under this
    title" for "fined not more than $10,000" before "or imprisoned for
    not more than ten years".
      Pub. L. 103-322, Secs. 140007(b), 320105, each amended subsec.
    (a) by inserting "or who conspires to do so" after "anything of
    pecuniary value,".
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 60003(a)(11), substituted "and if death
    results, shall be punished by death or life imprisonment, or shall
    be fined not more than $250,000, or both" for "and if death
    results, shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or
    for life, or shall be fined not more than $50,000, or both" before
    period at end.
      1990 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 3558, substituted
    "section 1959" for "section 1952B" in introductory provisions.
      Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 1205(k), added par. (3).
      1988 - Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 7053(a), renumbered section 1952A of
    this title as this section.
      Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 7058(b), substituted "ten
    years" for "five years".
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