2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER 2 - PART E - OFFENSES INVOLVING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES AND RACKETEERING
§2E1.4. Use of Interstate Commerce Facilities in the Commission of Murder-For-Hire
(a) Base Offense Level (Apply the greater):
(1) 32; or
(2) the offense level applicable to the underlying unlawful conduct.
Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 1958 (formerly 18 U.S.C. § 1952A).
1. If the underlying conduct violates state law, the offense level corresponding to the most analogous federal offense is to be used.
Background: This guideline and the statute to which it applies do not require that a murder actually have been committed.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 144); November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 311); November 1, 1992 (see Appendix C, amendment 449).