2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER 2 - PART N - OFFENSES INVOLVING FOOD, DRUGS, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND ODOMETER LAWS
1. TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCTS
§2N1.2. Providing False Information or Threatening to Tamper with Consumer Products
(a) Base Offense Level: 16
(b) Cross Reference
(1) If the offense involved extortion, apply §2B3.2 (Extortion by Force or Threat of Injury or Serious Damage).
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. § 1365(c), (d).
1. If death or bodily injury, extreme psychological injury, or substantial property damage or monetary loss resulted, an upward departure may be warranted. See Chapter Five, Part K (Departures).
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 339).