2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER 2 - PART E - OFFENSES INVOLVING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES AND RACKETEERING
§2E1.3. Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity
(a) Base Offense Level (Apply the greater):
(1) 12; or
(2) the offense level applicable to the underlying crime or racketeering activity.
Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 1959 (formerly 18 U.S.C. § 1952B).
1. If the underlying conduct violates state law, the offense level corresponding to the most analogous federal offense is to be used.
2. If the offense level for the underlying conduct is less than the alternative minimum base offense level specified (i.e., 12), the alternative minimum base offense level is to be used.
Background: The conduct covered under this section ranges from threats to murder. The maximum term of imprisonment authorized by statute ranges from three years to life imprisonment.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 143).