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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

98 STAT. 2137

than $20,000 and imprisoned for not more than twenty years, or both; 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. "(b) As used in this section and section 1952B— "(1) 'anj^hing 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; and "(2) 'facility of interstate commerce' includes means of transportation and communication. "§ 1952B. Violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity "(a) Whoever, as consideration for the receipt of, or as consideration for a promise or agreement to pay, an)^hing of pecuniary value from an enterprise engaged in racketeering activity, or for the purpose of gaining entrance to or maintaining or increasing position in an enterprise engaged in racketeering activity, murders, kidnaps, maims, assaults with a dangerous weapon, commits assault resulting in serious bodily injury upon, or threatens to commit a crime of violence against any individual in violation of the laws of any State or the United States, or attempts or conspires so to do, shall be punished— "(1) for murder or kidnaping, by imprisonment for any term of years or for life or a fine of not more than $50,000, or both; "(2) for maiming, by imprisonment for not more than thirty years or a fine of not more than $30,000, or both; "(3) for assault with a dangerous weapon or assault resulting in serious bodily injury, by imprisonment for not more than twenty years or a fine of not more than $20,000, or both; "(4) for threatening to commit a crime of violence, by imprisonment for not more than five years or a fine of not more than $5,000, or both; "(5) for attempting or conspiring to commit murder or kidnaping, by imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both; and "(6) for attempting or conspiring to commit a crime involving maiming, assault with a dangerous weapon, or assault resulting in serious bodily injurj', by imprisonment for not more than three years or a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. "(b) As used in this section— "(1) 'racketeering activity' has the meaning set forth in section 1961 of this title; and "(2) 'enterprise' includes any partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity, which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce.", (b) The analysis at the beginning of chapter 95 of title 18 is amended by adding after the item relating to section 1952 the following: "1952A. Use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. "1952B. Violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity.".

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18 USC 1952B.