Full Statute Name:  United States Code Annotated. Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure. Part I. Crimes. Chapter 19. Conspiracy. § 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States.

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Popular Title:  Conspiracy Statute Primary Citation:  18 USC § 371 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2015 Date Adopted:  1948
Summary:

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

Statute Text: 

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

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(June 25, 1948, c. 645, 62 Stat. 701; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub.L. 103-322, Title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), 108 Stat. 2147.)

 

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